Welcome, friend!

Let me introduce myself, my name is Ryan Buchanan, I serve the Keystone Mission as the Development Director. It’s with great honor I share a new giving program that will increase the impact in your local community. 

 

I want to invite you to join Keystone Mission’s new monthly giving program, The Foundation Group.  

 

As a member, you pave the way for a firm foundation for lives transformed at the Keystone Mission. In the Gospel of Matthew, during Jesus’ first sermon, The Sermon on the Mount, He addresses the idea of living WISELY versus FOOLISHLY. Jesus shares the difference by using the metaphor of building a house on rock versus on sand. The teaching of Jesus is what sparked the new monthly giving program. Your monthly gift will provide opportunities for the guests to be restored, laying a firm foundation themselves, to become independent and contribute to society. Will you join us by becoming a member of The Foundation Group? 

 

To join the group, you simply need to pledge an amount to the Keystone Mission on a 12-month basis. Your gift can be automatically withdrawn from your bank (ACH) or by a credit card. It’s easy, fast, and secure.  

 

The Foundation Group members will receive the following perks: 

 

1) A monthly e-newsletter with access to stories, news, and updates 

 

2) A quarterly mailed letter that includes testimonies from our guests, staff, and volunteers of hope and transformation happening through Keystone Mission 

 

3) A quarterly in-person ministry report with myself and other members of leadership about the organization

 

4) End of Year financial statement detailing all gifts made to the Keystone Mission.  

 

Joining the monthly giving program will increase our impact on the men and women experiencing homelessness throughout Northeast PA. Below are the instructions to join The Foundation Group. If you have questions, please reach out to me via phone or e-mail.  

A FIRM FOUNDATION. THE INSPIRATION FOR THE GROUP.

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” ~ Matthew 7:24–27, NIV

INSTRUCTIONS: How do I join The Foundation Group?

Before you sign-up, let’s lay out the financial commitment you are making to Keystone Mission.  

 

1) Your monthly gift will automatically be taken out of the designated account at the amount you pledge. No changes will be made to your account or pledge unless you make a formal request.  

 

2) You will receive an end-of-year receipt and Thank You letter for income tax purposes. Please note, if you make an additional donation, you will receive a Thank You letter for that gift.

 

3) Funds will be withdrawn on the date the pledge is created and will repeat for 12-months. You may request to change the date the funds are withdrawn by calling in or sending an e-mail.

 

4) Your financial commitment goes to our general operating budget. Keystone Mission has committed 81% of the budget to run programs.  

 

Signing up for The Foundation Group. 

 

1) Below will be a link to an online form, select your desired amount from the available amounts, or you may select “other” and put in an amount. Our suggestion is the default amount of $25.00.

 

2) After you have selected your desired amount, input your contact information which will generate your account in our system. 

 

3) The last step to the online form is your payment information. We accept all major credit cards. Press “submit”, and you will receive a short welcome e-mail with further instructions. NOTE: There is an option if you do not want to use a credit card. Please see below for more details. 

 

4) Once you have submitted your pledge online, you will receive a phone call from Ryan to welcome you into The Foundation Group, and answer questions you may have about the program or organization. 

 

5) That is the end of the process. Painless, easy, and took under 5-minutes.  

 

Join the group without using a credit card. For those who would like to join The Foundation Group without a credit card, simply call and speak with Ryan. He will share your options (send a check-in monthly or automatic ACH withdrawal). You will still receive the same benefits.  

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What if I currently give to the Keystone Mission, but I am not on a pledge? No problem, you can either submit the online form or call or e-mail Ryan and start a pledge and join The Foundation Group?

 

2) What if I need to change the amount to the pledge? You can change the amount of your pledge. The best option is to call and speak with Ryan Buchanan. He will help make the necessary adjustments. 

 

3) What happens if I need to cancel the pledge? No problem, we understand things pop up in life that makes you need to adjust. The best solution is to call in or send Ryan an e-mail.  

 

4) How do I make changes to my contact information? Simply call in or send Ryan an e-mail with the updated contact information. 

 

5) How do I make changes to my banking information or credit card used for the pledge? The safest option is to call in and speak with Ryan. Please DO NOT send sensitive information over e-mail. Your privacy is of our utmost importance.

 

6) When can I expect the monthly e-newsletter? Please keep a watch on your inbox the second week of each month. You may need to check your junk mail if you don’t see it right away. Sometimes depending on your e-mail provider, it may mark an unknown e-mail address as junk or spam.

 

7) How do I know my funds are used appropriately? Transparency is our top priority to our financial partners. Keystone Mission has a 95% rating of transparency on Charity Navigator. We will be upfront to share how your funds are transforming lives. 81% of the budget goes running our programs.