We are Committed to Spending Dollars Mindfully
SELC has a reputation for accomplishing a great deal with very little funding, and we are mindful of how we spend our dollars — but we do need your help! Your contribution helps us cover the costs of our staff’s modest wages, travel to the communities we serve, offer a shared workspace for our interns and volunteers, and organize workshops and clinics for communities. Even a small contribution is greatly appreciated.
Want to Take your Support to the Next Level? Consider Becoming a Founding Member or SELC Sustainer!
Individuals who are inspired to make a contribution of $500 or more on an annual basis will become part of SELC’s Sustainer Circle, which comes with invitations to special Sustainer happy hours and networking events, free or discounted admission to SELC’s workshops, visible acknowledgment on SELC’s homepage, and gratitude galore! Learn more on our Membership Page.
We also Recognize that Support Goes Beyond Dollars
Dollars will always be scarce in some communities. That’s why we believe in creating relationships that build community and trust beyond money. Help strengthen the New Economy by ”paying” for SELC’s next client in need, or “paying-it-forward” in your community:
- Pay for SELC’s next Client: We provide legal advice to the community trusting that our clients will help strengthen the Sharing Economy. In fact, individual donors drive our ability to provide these services to the community! That means that if you’ve received our services, someone else has paid for your legal advice! Contribute to SELC and pay for the next Client who comes into the Legal Cafe.
- Join the Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank and Pay-it-Forward: BACE acts like a local community bank. Instead of money, however, they keep track of time. Earn credits for helping in your community and use them to learn new skills or get help from others. With BACE, the currency is time and everyone’s time is equal. Participants of SELC’s Legal Cafe can “Pay-it-forward” by signing up to BACE and crediting SELC the time we provided you at the Legal Cafe!
- Use Bay Bucks to pay for SELC's legal services: Bay Bucks is "money designed for the New Economy" - as a Bay-Area business-to-business mutual credit system, Bay Bucks helps local businesses and professionals trade what they have for what they need without using cash. Become a member business and donate your Bay Bucks to SELC or pay us directly in Bay Bucks for our legal services.