Support the Clearinghouse

The WAC Clearinghouse is a publishing collaborative that relies on a large, distributed network of colleagues who work together to publish our books and journals, manage our resources, and develop and maintain our website. Because of their dedicated efforts, our books typically cost less than ten percent of the costs borne by the average scholarly press. Nonetheless, there are costs associated with providing access to our website and publications. Those costs may include modest honoraria for graduate students who serve as copy editors and designers for our books, costs associated with obtaining ISBN numbers, and software and equipment expenses.

Individuals and groups can support the Clearinghouse with donations. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine the tax-deductibility of your gift. Educational institutions and other organizations can support the Clearinghouse through sponsorships. Supporters will receive invitations to gatherings at conferences, invitations to conference workshops, and access to consultants.

Make a Donation

Donations may be made to the WAC Clearinghouse fund at the Colorado State University Foundation.

To Donate Online

You can donate online by visiting

To Donate By Check

Please make checks payable to the Colorado State University Foundation and designate "WAC Clearinghouse Digital Publishing Initiatives - Fund 61013." Checks should be mailed to:

Colorado State University Foundation
P. O. Box 1870
Fort Collins, Colorado 80522

If you have any questions, please contact Ginny Fanning with CSU Advancement at (970) 491-3403 or

Thanks for your support.

Sponsor the Clearinghouse

Institutions and organizations may sponsor the WAC Clearinghouse by contacting Mike Palmquist at or by calling (970) 491-3057. Three types of sponsorships are available:

  • Institutional sponsorships are typically made by academic departments, independent writing programs, and WAC programs. Contributions vary, but suggested sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $5,000 annually. Sponsors receive free or reduced-cost enrollments in Clearinghouse workshops, access to Clearinghouse consultants, and invitations to gatherings at conferences.
  • Conference sponsorships are typically made by conferences that seek to publish proceedings in book form. Contributions range from $2,500 to $5,000 for a given year. In addition to the benefits provided to institutional sponsors, subvention fees for a book-length proceedings are waived. 
  • Library sponsorships are typically made by college or university libraries that seek to provide additional publishing opportunities to faculty at their institutions. Contributions vary, but typically range from $2,500 to $10,000 per year. In addition to the benefits available to institutional sponsors, library members are guaranteed that no subvention fees will be charged for publications from members of their faculty. 

Sponsors are recognized on this page and are regularly consulted about the strategic directions pursued by the WAC Clearinghouse.