Yes, Joanney's right. You can only claim the 500 membership if you make an income from anything writing related. It's definitely not a charitable donation.
To contact FaithWriters about activating the EZ portfolio page or your email, use the Priority Support page via your account at FaithWriters:
http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/m ... upport.php
If you have a non-fiction book in mind (or in the works), think about entering it in the Page Turner contest for 2008. It's well worth winning. (We'll be back to fiction in 2009.)
If you have an article you think might work well in FaithWriters' Magazine, then why not let me know about it? Check out the current departments we have (in the Magazine forum) and if you think you have the perfect something, just drop me a line. I don't call for submissions, but I'm always happy to hear from people with suggestions.
Those are just a couple of 500 benefits you can think about.