Give Back

We can’t do this without your help: Donate or volunteer today!  We depend on  support and donations from our community to keep our doors open, our lights on, our volunteers happy, and our shelves and event calendar full.

In Other Words isn’t just a community center, we’re also one of the last few independent feminist bookstores in the United States and a low cost and safe event space in Portland.  We’re almost entirely volunteer run, with just one (that’s right one!) paid staff member – our bookkeeper. The rest of our staff and board is made up of a dedicated squad of volunteers who work hard year round to provide an accessible, safe, and welcoming space for Portland to gather, heal, learn, build, and organize.

We couldn’t make it without the commitment and love of our volunteers and the support of our community. Here are some ways you can help!

7 Ways to Support In Other Words

  1. Donate money! Make a one time tax-deductible donation to In Other Words or become a monthly sustainer to make a small contribution every month.
  2. Volunteer! Work a shift in the store, staff events, keep our library in tip top shape, help manage our social media, raise money, train new volunteers, update our community resource center, or take on a project!
  3. Become a member of our board of directors!
  4. Donate items – like books, furniture, art, office supplies, software, or snacks – to our space!
  5. Buy your revolutionary reading material and gifts from our bookstore!
  6. Attend one of the many great events happening at In Other Words every week.
  7. Or let us host your next event!

Past Donations in Honor of Feminist Heroes

  • Julie Park-Williams
  • IOW Volunteers, because they rock
  • Beautiful Families event during Pride, so many cute gaybies
  • Rich Alldredge
  • Alicia Breslin Dunn
  • Susie Thurston
  • Jane Knechtel
  • Kim Meinert *
  • My mother
  • Sarah Groshell
  • Kim Schmucker
  • BADASS HOMOS
  • Celeste Grover
  • Sarah Short
  • Christmas
  • Johanna Brenner
  • Anna Rochester
  • Grace Hutchins
  • feminism & stuff
  • Stephanie “rock star” Summers
  • Mary “the cane” Walsh
  • women
  • Mykeia Martin
  • Jeana Hooker
  • Ali Young
  • Julie Park Williams
  • Marilyn Von Seggern
  • Optic Nerve Arts
  • Kate Kimball
  • Evelyn Hall
  • Susie Thurston
  • Linda Hummer
  • Johanna Brenner
  • Jane Knechtel
  • Becca Moore
  • Laurie Wallmark
  • Audre Lourde
  • Betty Kohler
  • Vivian Williams
  • sts doolittle, the raddest co-worker ever!
  • Johanna Brenner
  • Rebecca Luxenberg
  • In Memory of Jane Emery
  • Evelyn Hadaway
  • Monique Wittig
  • All of the fabulous guests at our wedding!
  • Jazz McGinnis
  • Evelyn Geiger
  • Julie & Chris Park-Williams Wedding
  • Human Equality
  • All Feminists
  • In Other Words’ 17th Birthday!
  • Ealeanor Garrick
  • All the crazy women that make the world go round!
  • Heather Frazier
  • Bess Korey
  • Rich Alldredge
  • Jane Emery
  • Goddess Johanna Brenner
  • My Amazing Daughter Marie
  • Susan + Judy Popkin
  • Fran Day
  • Rachel Adkins
  • Heroic Womyn of Color
  • Anne Marie Hiestand
  • Judy Meuth
  • Chuck Haas
  • Jean Two
  • Dirty Queer
  • Larry Meinert
  • Georgia Yuan
  • Marian Paola
  • Cherokee Rose guests during 2012
  • Jenifer Brontsema
  • A community center that supports, loves, shares, and cares for the Feminine voice
  • Madeline Jaross
  • Emily Kearns
  • Finally finding my feminist community
  • All those in need
  • Anne Lebwohl
  • My father
  • Bonita Egan
  • My nieces
  • Jane Emery
  • embracing a diversity of feminist perspectives!
  • Portlandia.
  • Transfeminism!
  • IOW Board of Directors
  • Judy Meuth
  • Kim Meinert
  • my nieces
  • Johanna Brenner
  • THE GAYS
  • Sarah Lipkin
  • IOW Volunteers!!!!!
  • Celeste Grover
  • Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
  • Alice King
  • all my Black Feminists, hollah gurl!
  • Lauren McCartney
  • Elizabeth Brenner & Joy Seitchik
  • Jamie Rea
  • my inner goddess
  • Kristina Mose-Libon
  • Ann Tracy
  • Women
  • Sara Tretter
  • Katie, the midwest’s contribution to modern feminism
  • Kamala Puligandia
  • Sarah Lipkin
  • Heather MacAllister
  • Wyatt Riot
  • Transfeminism
  • Sylvia Tribich
  • Iris Marion Young
  • Kronda Adair
  • Diane Bonder
  • Katie & Amber…keep up the good work!
  • Betty Millard
  • Ayla Holland
  • My Bobba, Mother, & Aunt who passed away
  • Lexi Carter
  • Daniel Wilcox
  • The Gays
  • Sophia Smith
  • Margaret W. Miller
  • Lauren McCartney on her Birthday!
  • Kate Shrum
  • We’Moon Womyn
  • Amazing feminist work!
  • Charlotte Nolz & Mary McCartney

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