It's hard to believe we've come to the end of another year, but once the tree lighting ceremony in Boston occurs, we know there are not many days until the new year. It's a time of year we use to reflect on what we have accomplished, and it's a time we dare to look to the future and dream about what is possible.
Everyone’s familiar with the term ‘bricks and mortar’. Many donors prefer to give to specific projects or programs that result in well-defined, tangible goods, such as the new wing of a building, a playground, or furniture and athletic equipment for a recreation center.
The Annual Adopt a Variable Star Program (AAVSP) is a fundraising program designed to encourage small donations to the AAVSO from a large number of donors each year. The concept is very simple and has been used by other non-profits to raise money for children, animals, and other good causes.