In 2010, Ei moved from a concept to a national 501(c)(3) non-profit where ACTION is standard operating practice. Ei is paving a pathway to the new paradigm! Those interested in supporting Ei initiatives may do so in a variety of avenues:
Organizations choosing to show their support for Ei’s important work may join as a Supporter ($500) and receive a listing (company logo, website link and contact information) on the Supporter page. Tax deductible donations in any amount may be made on the Special Payment page.
The Ei Partner program is for organizations who choose to contribute their resources, time, and expertise to Ei’s various pilots, programs and projects. Ei Partner status is by invitation and the $5,000 Partner Level is required to join Teams, such as the Sustainable Food Court Initiative Team or the SMAT - Sustainable Materials ACTION Team, and participate in Ei Tours, Meetings | Events and support Ei Industry Pioneers in program development.
Non-profit organizations and governmental entities may request to participate in the Strategic Ally program where Ei exchanges membership and website contact listings. Many Strategic Allies are active Team members and valuable contributors to Ei’s important work.
Ei is a non-profit meeting the Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3 provision. All payments under the Supporter and Partner Programs qualify as tax deductible donations.