Pledge Pin Announcement

5 min read
Jul 8, 2022
We are excited to announce the launch of our pledge pins!

Pledging to give at least 10% of your income over a lifetime to effective charities is a significant and meaningful commitment, and we would like to provide our members that are on track with their pledge with a pin to commemorate their commitment.

The pledge pin serves not only as a reminder to ourselves about our pledge but as a subtle way to advocate for effective giving when out and about. Who knows, you might strike up a few conversations about effective giving or even serendipitously meet another member and make a new friend as a result!

Black and gold enamel pin with the Giving What We Can logo in the centre

One year Pledge Pin

We have selected gold pins, with black enamel for after 1 year, white enamel for after 10 years and red enamel for after 20 years. Once the organisation reaches its 20th anniversary, we will announce additional milestone pins.

We will provide these pins to members who are on track with their pledge (at 100% or more with income reported in the last 12 months) and have passed their one and 10 year pledge anniversary.

In order to receive a pin, we ask that members please report their donations and current income period, confirm their current mailing address and check that they are at 100% or more by the 31st of July 2022.

We will review which members have reached their one year or 10 year anniversary, as well as whether they are on track with their pledge on a quarterly basis. We will remind members around their one and 10 year pledge anniversaries to report their donations and current income period as well as update their mailing address if required.

We hope those who have been members for at least one year will wear their pins with pride, and those who are yet to reach one year will be excited to receive theirs after their first anniversary.

FAQs:

What is the detailed criteria for eligibility for the 1 year pin?

Member for more than 1 year

AND

Current mailing address listed

AND

Had an active income period in the last 12 months

AND

At 100% or more of pledged amount

We will check members against this criteria on a quarterly basis

For our initial distribution, those who joined prior to the 1st Aug 2021 will be considered.

What is the detailed criteria for eligibility for the 10 year pin?

Member for more than 10 years

AND

Current mailing address listed

AND

Had an active income period in the last 12 months

AND

At 100% or more of pledged amount

We will check members against this criteria on a quarterly basis

For our initial distribution, those who joined prior to the 1st Aug 2021 will be considered.

What if I haven’t updated my account in 12 months but do intend to fulfil my pledge?

In this case, you will become eligible when you report your donations, update your income period and fulfil your pledge to 100% or more as you can see in the criteria listed above. 

I’m not eligible according to the criteria but I still plan to fulfil my pledge, how do I get a pin?

In this case, you will become eligible when you report your donations, update your income period and fulfil your pledge to 100% or more as you can see in the criteria listed above.  If you have any other unusual circumstances and don’t believe that you will meet the criteria but are still fulfilling or plan to fulfil your pledge, please email us at community@givingwhatwecan.org.

I’ve been a member for 10 years, will I get both a 1 year and a 10 year pin?

Yes, for this first distribution, we will give our members who meet the criteria for both a 1 year and 10 year pins will get both pins, although they may be mailed separately.

I have taken a trial pledge, will I get a pledge pin?

At this stage, our pledge pins are for members who have taken The Giving What We Can Pledge or The Further Pledge, in recognition of their significant, lifelong commitment. Trial pledges members are welcome to take the The Giving What We Can Pledge or The Further Pledge if that is a suitable next step for them to take.

I do not want to receive a pledge pin, how can I opt out?

For members that do not wish to receive a pin, they may opt out by filling out this form. They are welcome to change their mind and receive a pin as long as they meet the eligibility criteria above.

I only recently met the eligibility criteria after not being eligible, will I get a pin?

Yes, even if you were not eligible for a pin in the past, but have recently become eligible, you will receive a pin in the next distribution.

My address is out of date, will my pin go to the wrong address?

Yes it may, please update your mailing address when prompted in order to ensure we can send you your pin.

Do you send pins anywhere in the world?

Yes, if you have included a valid postal address, we can send your pin to you. Some rare exceptions may apply.

Is there a way to purchase or buy a pin?

No, these pins are exclusively to recognise the active commitment of our lifetime pledged members.

When are pins sent out?

We will review eligibility and distribute pins on a quarterly basis. Members who are eligible for a pin will be notified by email.

Why is Giving What We Can spending money on making and distributing these pins?

You’ll be glad to know that the cost of these pins is low, and we believe that there is significant value in helping people stick with their pledge, as well as subtly advocate for effective giving when out and about. Anyone who is concerned about the cost can opt out using this form if they would prefer.