I want you to support CABO with some of your dollars.
Yes, it’s nearing the end of 2014, a good time for making tax deductible contributions to non-profit organizations. CABO, the Calif. Assoc. of Bicycling Organizations, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to which donations are considered tax deductible.
You may know that CABO is a volunteer organization relying on the extensive knowledge and experience of our Board members and Area Representatives.
I can state that all of CABO funds are spent in direct support of California bicycling and bicyclists. CABO has low overhead – no administrative costs – no paid staff – no office – no phones – one PO Box – one Sacramento-based professional legislative consultant/lobbyist – some bank fees – some board member insurance. CABO spending is primarily for monitoring and effecting California and Federal legislation with assistance of professional lobbyist; supporting Board member attendance at important forums and meetings; development, purchase and distribution of bicycling educational materials and courses (to CHP staff too!); social media; and costs for legal defense of bicycling issues.
Membership numbers matter both to lend credibility to our efforts but to show our volunteers that you care enough to join.
CABO membership is laughably cheap to encourage participation. All donations in addition to memberships are appreciated and are tax deductible.
If you have enjoyed CABOforum, CABObike.org web site, or our Facebook page posts, if you appreciate the mission and policies of CABO – to protect and promote bicycling in California – become a CABO member and make an annual donation.
Another way to support our work is to have your club or organization join and support CABO. Recommend this to your group.
Send checks directly to –
Alan Forkosh, CABO Treasurer
33 Moss Av, Apt 204
Oakland, CA 94610.
Or use the PayPal Donate button on our web site, CABObike.org under “Membership/Donate.”
Thank you and Happy Holidaze!
Jim Baross, CABO President