Members of 1% for the Planet can contribute 1% of sales to any of the environmental organizations listed on this web site. Member companies donate directly to their desired nonprofits—not through 1% FTP. We do this to encourage independent, personal relationships between member companies and the groups they support. These relationships are a real positive for businesses, enabling them to get involved and affect change firsthand.
In addition to fundraising, and in order to cover our overhead costs, 1% FTP charges annual membership dues according to a sliding scale, based on a member’s annual revenue. As an environmental nonprofit ourselves, we must find ways to sustain our own efforts. Member dues help cover things like staff salaries, publications and information materials, maintaining and updating the web site, marketing, events and general administrative costs.
Dues may be applied toward a member company's contributions. For example, if your annual revenues are $100,000, your annual dues will be $200. To meet your $1,000 donation requirement, you would then only need to give $800 to the environmental groups of your choice. We allow members to roll dues into their annual commitment so as not to make them prohibitive to involvement.
Within 120 days of the close of the fiscal year—which varies by member—we certify, by way of receipts and confidential tax documents, that your business has contributed at least 1% of sales to the environmental groups we’ve approved. This certification enables your company to maintain membership and continue to use the 1% FTP member logo.