November 5, 2020

Thanksgiving should be more than just a single Thursday in November. Gratitude makes every day better!

At VSA, we have made Thankful Thursday the theme of our annual giving campaign. Each Thursday throughout November and December, we will share our gratitude for those who keep this organization going.

For starters, please join us in thanking our Board of Directors for navigating VSA through all the changes and challenges we faced in 2020. From welcoming a new management team to making the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Conference, they went above and beyond in this unprecedented year.

If you are able, we encourage you to express your gratitude by making a donation to the VSA Annual Fund. Small donations add up, so even if you only have $5 to spare, it will be most welcome!

Here are some ways to support us:

  • Donate directly at our website.
  • Make a voluntary donation when registering for web chats. The suggested amount is $15, but all donations are gratefully accepted.
  • Shop AmazonSmile. Visit and designate the Visitor Studies Association as your chosen charity. Each time you shop using the portal, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to VSA.
  • Renew your membership, become a member if you aren’t one yet and encourage your colleagues to join.

Your gift will allow us to continue providing our members with these valuable benefits:

  • High-quality professional development for practitioners at all levels through our year-round online learning experiences
  • Annual conferences that build knowledge, skills and organizational capacity (yes, they will happen again!)
  • Student scholarships that enable emerging professionals to attend VSA’s annual conference
  • Support for the Visitor Studies journal, which advances the theory and methods of our field

On this Thankful Thursday and every day, we thank you for your support!