We’re launching a new way for the wide community around Internationalist Books and Community Center to support our work and mission, with the Internationalist Sustainer program.
Internationalist Sustainers register to contribute a fixed monthly donation, rather than volunteering their time or making large one time gifts.
The benefits for the store are great. Sustainers take the uncertainty out of fundraising, providing a reliable source of income that helps us more accurately budget our resources. Over time, a reduced reliance on sporadic donations will improve the consistency of inventory and customer service, which in turn will increase our sales volume and self-sufficiency. Ultimately the combination of consistent community support and business growth will allow us to reinvest and improve in ways that can support our primary mission as a hub of ideas and activism in North Carolina.
For you, the benefits are also great. If you’ve always wanted to give the store but never had the resources to make a large donation, becoming a Sustainer is a fantastic way to keep your contribution manageable and still make a difference. Sustainers receive all the perks of traditional membership, including discounts, newsletters, free gifts, access to our event space, and a voice in the direction of the store. Unlike traditional membership, though, you never have to wonder if your dues are up to date or worry about annual renewals. You can change or cancel your monthly pledge at any time.
Most importantly, you’ll know that your support is a vital part of sustaining one of the oldest radical bookstores in the country.