Date: 11-May-2016 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: Fund Drive 2016: Can You Match the Support of Our Advisors? E-mail this message to a friend
These are our last few days running Fund Drive 2016. Apart from the LINGUIST List crew, many other people put in significant effort this year to support the activities of the LINGUIST List. We would like to thank our colleagues from the eLinguistics Foundation, and our current school, Indiana University, who has offered us a lot of support. Also, individual colleagues received us warmly with generous donations during this fund drive – IU has been one of the leading schools in the University Challenge for most of the fund drive with, as of today, nearly $3000 in donations. We also want to thank the schools that picked up the challenge, notably University of Washington (our big winner the the University Challenge!), University of Stanford, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Leipzig, University of Toronto, University of Geneva, and North-West University Potchefstroom!
At this point, we would like to thank also our Advisory Board (https://linguistlist.org/people/advisors.cfm), whose members helped us during this fund drive and ran fiery campaigns in support of the LINGUIST List in their local (and not only local) institutions. In this last step, our advisors challenge you to match their pledges in this fund drive and donate another $5,390 between now and Tuesday at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Even small contributions, when added together, make a big difference!
Even with this last heroic effort, we are some $50,000 short to run the LINGUIST List operations comfortably over the next academic year and to offer the amount and the range of services that you are used to. While we will definitely try to further optimize the processes and do more within less time, it is very likely that we will have to cut some unpaid services, or ask for a payment for some of the services that were so-far offered for free, or cut very work intensive services.
We can still halt these cuts in services. Even when the fund drive is over, you can continue supporting us with donations:
For all information on donating, including information on how to donate by check, money order, PayPal or wire transfer, please visit: http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/
The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Indiana University and
as such can receive donations through Indiana University Foundation. We
also collect donations via eLinguistics Foundation, a registered 501(c)
Non Profit organization with the federal tax number 45-4211155. Either
way, the 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 Indiana University 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.