LINGUIST List 16.886

Wed Mar 23 2005

Alert: Only $9000 raised after week one!

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        1.     linguist, Only $9000 raised after week one!
        2.     linguist, How to donate...
        3.     linguist, Merci! Danke! Dhanyawad! Chin'an! Obrigado! Grazie! Gracias! Arigato!

Message 1: Only $9000 raised after week one!

Date: 23-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: Only $9000 raised after week one!

Dear Subscribers,

The first week of Fund Drive 2005 came to an end yesterday, and we were
astounded to find that we had collected only $9000. This means that we are
significantly behind last year's fund drive, and the crew is absolutely
mystified as to how this can be.

Following suggestions given to us by our readers regarding past fund drive
tactics, we have decided to make Fund Drive 2005 truly fun. We have not hounded
subscribers with poverty-stricken emails, we have not put incessant pop-ups on
the website, and we haven't even made our home page disappear. Instead, we have
devised "fun" projects in the hopes that subscribers would give just as much --
if not more -- if there were no annoyance involved.

Unfortunately, the numbers suggest an entirely different outcome. As we have
decided to end Fund Drive after four weeks this year, we have only three weeks
to collect the remaining $41000. Therefore, the LINGUIST List will be stepping
up the campaign in an attempt to get the remaining funds. We will continue with
the "fun" part of FUNd drive, but it will definitely be interspersed with
"better fund raising tactics" so that our subscribers remember that amusement --
as well as all LINGUIST List services -- comes at a significant operational cost.

Please, please donate to LINGUIST List, if only to deliver yourself from fund
raising tactics. But, more importantly, please donate to LINGUIST List because
it provides an essential service to the discipline and for linguists worldwide.



Message 2: How to donate...

Date: 23-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: How to donate...

This Year the LINGUIST List hope to raise $48,867. This money will go to help
keep the List running, by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form.

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later.

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Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any
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administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST,
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company operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

Message 3: Merci! Danke! Dhanyawad! Chin'an! Obrigado! Grazie! Gracias! Arigato!

Date: 23-Mar-2005
From: linguist <>
Subject: Merci! Danke! Dhanyawad! Chin'an! Obrigado! Grazie! Gracias! Arigato!

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