Protospiel Online stands for equality and inclusivity. Now is the time to break silence, listen, and learn how to be strong allies in the fight against systemic racism.
As a first step, we have chosen 5 charities to highlight at our events. After each Protospiel weekend, we will publicize to the wider tabletop gaming community the total amount Protospiel Online attendees have raised for the below charities.
During the registration process for your Protospiel Online badge, you’ll have a chance to ask us to funnel 10% of the proceeds from your badge to your favorite of these charities, an equal split across all 5, or none.
If you want to give more than 10% of your badge proceeds, you can donate extra funds in $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, or $50.00 increments. 3-5% of each purchase will go to transaction and processing fees, after which we will donate the full remainder to your chosen charity. Note that transaction fees are higher for those purchasing outside of the US.
You can purchase a donation anytime whether or not you have an active badge for our next event. We pass the bulk funds raised per quarter on to the charities within a few weeks after each quarterly event. We announce the total funds raised each quarter in an event recap post on our blog.
Let’s take a closer look at each of our featured charities.
Charity Donations to Fight Systemic Racism
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a nonpartisan nonprofit founded in 1909 with a mission to “eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.” Since their founding, the International Affairs division has supported globally recognized human and civil rights concerns throughout the world.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan nonprofit founded in 1920 with the mission “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” The ACLU is currently litigating voter suppression and minority vote dilution cases.
The Equal Justice Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 1989 with the mission of “ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”
The Innocence Project is a nonprofit founded in 1992 with the mission to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
The National Police Accountability Project is a nonprofit founded by the National Lawyers Guild in 1999 with the mission to “promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”
Since our first public event in July 2020, we’ve been giving 10% of badge sales to these 5 featured charities. Attendees can choose which charity the proceeds from their badge will go to, and they have the option to donate extra funds if they wish.
These charts show the breakdown of funds given to these charities for each event. The number in the center of each graph shows the total funds raised.