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Thank you for considering SER as part of your charitable giving. A gift to SER helps ensure that we can continue to provide a robust and interactive platform to communicate, learn, problem solve, and exchange ideas and techniques within the rapidly growing field of ecological restoration. Your support also enables SER to increase its influence on global restoration policies and programs to ensure that restoration achieves its promise of sustaining biodiversity, enhancing resilience in a changing climate, and delivering much needed ecosystem services like water security and carbon sequestration, while also promoting and improving human well-being. Your support also helps us expand the field, offering increased services to emerging professionals as well as restorationists in lower income countries. 

Contributions can be made to us in the following ways:

Restorer Membership

SER offers a “contributing” membership called the Restorer which helps us deepen our impact and effectiveness.  Restorers receive all of the member benefits offered at the Individual Professional level PLUS: special recognition in the SER Annual Report; additional 10% discount off the SER member rate on Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner application and maintenance fees; complimentary basic listing of your company/organization in the Restoration Directory; and an invitation to a VIP Meet & Greet at the SER World Conference. Annual membership dues at this level are $300.  Become a Restorer  

One time and recurring donations

Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. Checks and wire payments are accepted too. We welcome donations of all sizes -- your gift, no matter what amount, makes a difference.  Make a donation

Corporate Sponsorship

As the premier organization promoting ecological restoration for three decades, SER is a perfect investment for businesses wishing to expand their profile among those working in this field. Corporate sponsorships support our efforts to advance the science, practice, and policy of ecological restoration across all sectors. Moreover, corporate sponsorships provide much needed resources to SER and chapter programs.  

Learn more here or contact SER's membership director Laura Capponi to schedule an exploratory phone call.

Planned giving

SER accepts stocks, charitable gift annuities, and other non-cash contributions. SER can also be made a beneficiary on retirement plans, life insurance policies and through formal bequests. If your estate plan includes or will include charitable giving, and you are passionate about ecological restoration, please consider SER as a beneficiary. 

The Society has benefited enormously from the generosity of members who have made planned gifts to us. The research and development of SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program was made possible, for example, from a bequest. Such support also enabled SER to expand our international policy program, leading to accomplishments like the inclusion of restoration as a key component of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Targets – specifically calling for all parties to the convention to restore 15% of their degraded lands. Even with those successes, the need for restoration has only grown, especially as a tool for helping slow the pace of climate change. 

You can help SER increase our impact through a planned charitable gift for our work in general or for a targeted program. Contact Laura Capponi if you have questions or want to discuss options for making a gift, or increasing your existing support for SER and the field of ecological restoration (without obligation).