In my role as Managing Editor, one of the most valuable lessons I've gained is how to guide linguists to resources that are relevant to their needs. The LINGUIST List has such incredible potential to provide opportunities for all linguists. Not just for Americans. Not just for people who can afford an annual membership fee. For everyone. This is why our services are freely accessible to the public, and why we must ask for donations in order to continue:
Perhaps you're wondering what LINGUIST can offer you. No matter who you are, where you're from, or what your interests are, if you have something to announce to the linguistics community, we want to help you find the right forum to share it! Want people to know that there's a conference on Ukrainian? We can announce this in our Conferences area. Want to inform students of an applied linguistics fellowship in China? We can post this for you in our Support section. If you're not sure where your information 'fits', we have a hardworking team of editors specialized to help you find the best classification.
For this fund drive, I want to show you how to best utilize our site. Along with sending out messages about our office, we'll also send out a series of messages that organize our resources for specific demographics, such as students, conference organizers, institutions, or job-seekers. So we hope you'll keep reading our messages or following us on social media; you may find something you're looking for.
We work hard to connect linguists and ideas from all over the world, and to promote the discipline as a whole. We're going to continue to work hard to find new ways of making LINGUIST as user-friendly and beneficial to you as possible. But to do that, we need your help. Please donate today:
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your financial advisor.
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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.