What are in-kind donations?

Donated goods or services, rather than monetary gifts, are considered gifts-in-kind. The following are supplies that help us do our job better and professional services that keep us operating with less overhead. In-kind donations can have a huge impact on our organization, allowing us to dedicate more resources directly to the communities with which we work. Our staff compiled an in-kind donation wish list below. Thank you for taking the time to consider it!

Questions? Please contact Lynn Lindell, NICWA’s development project coordinator, at lynn@nicwa.org or (503) 222-4044. 

In-Kind Donation Wish List


Programmatic needs

Training, annual conference, policy and advocacy, research:

  • iPad or Android Tablet for checking people into events
  • 3 iPad/iPhone chargers
  • Fidget toys
  • Flip charts
  • Markers
  • Recording devices
  • FedEx Office gift cards to print materials while we’re in the field
  • Zoom video conferencing software subscription

Operational needs

Computer equipment, office furniture, supplies:

  • Large computer monitors
  • Dell docking stations
  • Licenses for Adobe Creative Suite
  • New cubicles (14 cubes with shelves and desks)
  • Copy paper
  • Standing desk(s)
  • Reception furniture set (2 guest chairs and table)
  • M tape for a Brother P-Touch label maker
  • Highlighters, binders, pens, white-out, and expo markers
  • Ergonomic office chairs

Gifts to honor speakers and child welfare advocates

  • Blankets from Pendleton or Eighth Generation
  • Hand crafted earrings, necklaces, or medallions
  • Pottery
  • Artwork
  • Weaving (completed art or supplies)
  • Thank-you cards/stationary

Tax information:

As a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, NICWA is able to accept donations of goods in-kind for distribution to the beneficiaries of our mission, or for the benefit of the organization at-large. Please consult your tax advisor for guidance on what may be deductible in your specific circumstance. Items that are not in good used condition or better will not be accepted or processed. In addition, all items valued at $5,000 or more must be verified by a qualified, independent appraiser and arranged for and completed by the donor.

For more information on IRS guidelines click here.