Section and Focus Group Incentive Program

In 2015, AGU piloted a donor incentive program that provides unrestricted funding to Sections or Focus Groups based on the number of qualified individual donations to any AGU fund by the group’s primarily affiliated members.

We are pleased that we will be continuing this program in 2016 as well.

A contribution of $50 or greater is required to qualify as an individual donor. This contribution can be allocated to any AGU fund, not just Section or Focus Group funds. Funds from employer matching-gift programs will be credited toward the individual donor/employee.

Due to Sections and Focus Groups’ varying membership sizes, the incentive program will be based on the rate of participation by members primarily affiliated with each group as of 31 December 2016, not the total number of participating members.

The program’s financial incentives are as follows:

  • 5% participation from primary affiliated members – $1,000 contribution from AGU to your Section or Focus Group
  • 7% participation primary affiliated members – $2,000 contribution from AGU to your Section or Focus Group
  • 10% participation primary affiliated members – $3,000 contribution from AGU to your Section or Focus Group
  • 12% participation primary affiliated members – $4,000 contribution from AGU to your Section or Focus Group
  • 15% or greater participation primary affiliated members – $5,000 contribution from AGU to your Section or Focus Group