LINGUIST List 16.894

Thu Mar 24 2005

Disc: New: Abolishing Fund Drive Once and For All?

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        1.    The LINGUIST List, Abolishing Fund Drive Once and For All?
        2.    LINGUIST Afficionado, How should I donate?
        3.    The LINGUIST List, The LINGUIST crew would like to thank...

Message 1: Abolishing Fund Drive Once and For All?

Date: 23-Mar-2005
From: The LINGUIST List <>
Subject: Abolishing Fund Drive Once and For All?

Dear Subscribers,

Every year we here at LINGUIST spend hours brainstorming how to make a fun,
minimally annoying fund drive. We come up with (we think) cute gimmicks, appeal
to the creative abilities of our advisory panelists and subscribers.

This year we tried extra hard to be low key, struggling to avoid the
implementation of pop ups or unremitting emails. This year we had the worst
first-week turnout for donations ever. Clearly, the low key approach is lacking.

Believe me, we dislike begging for money just as much as you dislike being
begged. But the truth is, we need it to run. It's not that productivity would
lessen, that a few student editors would lose their jobs, if we don't meet our
goal for donations. We will cease to exist. It truly takes over twenty
dedicated editors, who regularly take this work home with them, to maintain and
update the site. You wouldn't just stop getting issues; the site would stop
working. Our search engines would fail. Our pages would become obsolete.

We've discussed alternatives to annual fund drives in our meetings. We could
start charging subscription fees to receive emails, or to access the site, or
both. We could stop working over the summer (May through August here in
Michigan). We could enforce payment for various topics, such as jobs and

All of our options have their pros and cons: we would therefore like to open the
discussion to the list. Do you have strong opinions about the options listed
here, or any other fund-raising ideas?

Please help us, so that we can continue helping you.

- Your LINGUIST List Crew

Message 2: How should I donate?

Date: 23-Mar-2005
From: LINGUIST Afficionado <>
Subject: How should I 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.

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as
such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered
501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These
donations can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return
(U.S. tax payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact
your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any
gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your
contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the EMU
Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple
administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST,
without costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your
company operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

Message 3: The LINGUIST crew would like to thank...

Date: 23-Mar-2005
From: The LINGUIST List <>
Subject: The LINGUIST crew would like to thank...

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