Help Financially

The Brass Tacks Ensemble is a not-for-profit corporation and we can use help to fulfill our mission!


…by buying us a “cup of coffee” on Ko-fi. You can donate any amount you wish by making a one-time donation or setting up recurring donations! Please visit

DONATE BY CREDIT CARD OR CHECK, using our Donation Form.

Help financiallyJOIN AMAZON SMILE

  • Go to and choose a nonprofit agency that you would like your purchases to support.
  • Search for (our favorite) Brass Tacks Ensemble and set it as your nonprofit.
  • Each time you shop on Amazon through the Smile site (, we receive 0.5% of sales for each qualifying item that you buy.  P.S. once you sign up, they can set it so that a popup appears if you forget to go to the Smile link to buy – just click on the link they suggest, an boom!  You’re still signed in, still have access to your old orders and such – but you’re donating to us!
  • You can also go through the link in the banner ad to do your shopping – we’ll receive a portion of the sale!  


  • You know that little card you need to scan in order to get discounts at Kroger?  Well, if you register the Brass Tacks Ensemble (Organization #41497) as your preferred nonprofit, we receive a portion of sales for anything you buy at Kroger, when you scan your Kroger Card.  You pay nothing extra (in fact, you might save a few bucks)!
  • Register online at
    • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
    • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
    • Click on Sign In/Register
    • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
    • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
    • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
    • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
    • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
    • Update or confirm your information.
    • Enter NPO number (41497) or name of organization (Brass Tacks Ensemble), select organization from list and click on confirm.
    • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
    • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
    • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
    • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
  • You will need to re-register your Kroger Card annually to continue donating to us.  It’s super easy.


  • logo-goodsearch-squareGo to and sign up
  • Search through their site to find special coupons that bring you savings and a portion of your purchase will be donated to us.
  • Each store will have multiple coupon codes, and the percentage of sales donated to the Brass Tacks Ensemble varies by store.


  • Visit and sign up to donate to the Brass Tacks Ensemble.
  • From there, shop through their search engine, or add the iGive button to your browser to remind you to shop that way
  • Many, many websites are included as options – things you’re already familiar with!
  • We receive a portion of those sales!


What will we use the funds for?

  • Production costs, primarily, including rental of rehearsal and performance space; costumes; props; set pieces; paying stipends to ensemble members when they are involved in shows
  • Operating costs, such as bank fees, mailing costs, website hosting
  • Work toward future goals for the company – once we become ready to find a permanent home, we will need funds to purchase/rent, maintain, operate, etc.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Seriously, you just sign up for these programs and Brass Tacks gets money… with no more work from me?

  • Yep.  Super easy for you!