After 17 years of serving the birds of southeastern Arizona and the people who care about them, SABO has reached a crossroads. We have cut back everywhere we can—cutting staff and programs, liquidating assets—yet we find ourselves facing our own version of the "fiscal cliff."
This is our first major fund drive, which we acknowledge is part of the problem. Like you, we get a lot of requests for help from worthy causes, sometimes several per year from the same organizations. We've always felt that time and resources spent on fundraising would be better spent on science, education, and advocacy and have depended on the work we do to speak for itself.
The hard truth is that it takes money to sustain any organization, and as other sources of funding have diminished or disappeared we've come to depend more on our members and donors to make up the difference. If you think what we are doing
is important, please consider becoming a member
, renewing your existing membership at a higher level
, or making a contribution
to help ensure SABO's continued survival as a voice for Arizona's birds and their habitats. We (and the birds) thank you.