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How do I donate to Ducks Unlimited?

Answer: Ducks Unlimited offers several ways for supporters to contribute to our conservation work. We have an extensive membership program with several levels dependent on the sum of the gift. Please see our membership options for complete descriptions of these levels.

You may also donate directly to one of our conservation initiatives by clicking here.

Ducks Unlimited also has an extensive estate and planned giving program in addition to a corporate matching program. DU also accepts stock donations. For more information on these programs, please email our Major Gifts and Planning Departments using the form on the Contact Us page.

If you would like to donate land to DU please see our How We Conserve Web page at for more information. Also, please email our Conservation Department using the form on the Contact Us page.


How do I renew my membership to Ducks Unlimited?

Answer: DU offers several ways to renew your membership.

Click here to renew your membership via our secure Web site.

You may also renew by phoning toll free, 1-800-45-DUCKS.


How are my donations spent?

Answer: Year in and year out, DU strives to spend 80 percent of its revenue directly on conservation. Only four percent goes to administration. DU's management meets all of the standards of the American Institute of Philanthropy and other analysts of non-profit organizations. Copies of these reports are available via request from Ducks Unlimited. Please phone 1-800-45-DUCKS to make a request. Our Annual Report is available online by clicking here.


What types of memberships are there?

Answer: There are several types and levels of DU memberships.

Click here for DU membership levels & member benefits.


Does DU have planned and estate giving?

Answer: Yes, DU has a planned/estate gift program called the "Feather Society." The program was developed in 1994 to recognize individuals who support Ducks Unlimited through a planned gift.

Planned gifts to Ducks Unlimited can be in the following forms:

  • Will
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Portion of Retirement Savings Plan

For more information on planned and estate gifts, please contact the Gift Planning Department at (901) 758-3763 or email us.


Where do I submit an address change or my email address to DU?

Answer: In most Ducks Unlimited magazines, a change of address form is included for your convenience. However, in some issues (such as the Christmas issue), the form is not available in the magazine. In that case, you can still call 1-800-453-8257, or send your new address and current membership number on POD form 3576 to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Attn.: Membership Services One Waterfowl Way Memphis, TN 38120 For a downloadable version of form 3576, go to http://www.usps.gov/moversnet/.

To submit your email address, please subscribe to our email newsletter by clicking here.


After I join, when do I receive my DU magazine?

Answer: Ducks Unlimited magazine is published six times per year. Each issue covers two months. Ducks Unlimited magazine is typically released during the first week of January, March, May, July, September, and November. When you join Ducks Unlimited, you will automatically be added to the magazine distribution list, and will receive the next magazine that is released.


Can I sponsor a specific conservation project?

Answer: In order to "earmark" or designate funds for a specific project, the member must be a major sponsor. Major Sponsors include sponsors at the 4 year Life Sponsor level or above. Membership fees for categories below Life Sponsor cannot be earmarked for projects. Any project for which Life Sponsor funds are earmarked must be approved through the normal process formulated by the Conservation Programs Committee of Ducks Unlimited. It is preferable that projects be selected from a list of those already approved. When funds are advanced for projects not yet approved through DU's normal channels, they will be escrowed (without interest accrued) until approval. If a project is not approved, the donor can either obtain a refund or select another project


I don’t hunt. Why should I belong to DU?

Answer: Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation. Although many DU members are hunters, our focus is entirely on habitat conservation for wildlife. Our programs benefit more than 900 species of wildlife by conserving important wetland and upland habitat. Our wetland conservation programs also benefit more than 160 endangered or threatened species of wildlife, fish, and plants. Healthy habitats are the key to sustaining all wildlife populations, and DU is the most effective organization at providing on-the-ground habitat. Whether you are interested in waterfowl, songbirds, or coastal fisheries, DU invites all conservationists to join its ranks to benefit wildlife.


How do I become a member of Ducks Unlimited Canada?

Answer: Email member@ducks.ca or call (204) 467-3000 to speak to a DU Canada representative.

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