Help Roots of Development become a more sustainable organization in 2021!

On December 1, 2020, we are launching a campaign to raise $1,000 in additional monthly funding by the end of the year.

Achieving this goal will make us a more sustainable organization and less dependent on unpredictable changes in giving. It will also cover the salaries of our entire staff in Haiti, which represents a major piece of our budget and will allow us to use other funds raised throughout the year to finance even more community-led development initiatives.

“We are constantly looking at ways we can strengthen ourself as a nonprofit, to use our resources more effectively and broaden the impact of our work.”

Chad W Bissonnette, Co-Founder and Executive Director

In place of, or in addition to, a one-time donation, we are asking you to consider a more sustainable approach to giving…a recurring, monthly donation. It is the most helpful and impactful way you can support Roots of Development.

Currently, we have 79 recurring donors who donate a total of $4,580 a month. There are donors who give $500 a month and others who give as little as $10 a month, but it adds up and means a great deal to us and the sustainability of our work.

Your donation is tax-deductible and you will automatically receive a receipt by email on the same day your donation is processed each month.

While any amount is appreciated, if you sign up to give $100 a month or more, you will automatically become a part of Roots of Development’s Executive Funder’s Circle (EFC). As a member of the EFC, you will be invited to attend certain meeting, share your thoughts and opinions about the direction of the organization, and be given free or greatly discounted admission to our annual events.

Please help us meet this important goal by signing up today as a monthly donor!


As a special thank you, we are sending every recurring donor who signs up or increases their monthly donation this month, a reusable, cotton tote bag designed by one of Roots of Development’s former board members and D.C. restaurateur Sak Pollert. The bags come in the four colors of the Roots logo and are stamped with the words “To La Gonave With Love”.

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