LINGUIST List 32.2990

Tue Sep 21 2021

Why We Do a Fund Drive

Editor for this issue: Joshua Sims <>

Date: 21-Sep-2021
From: LINGUIST List <>
Subject: Why We Do a Fund Drive
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If you’re a longtime subscriber, you are probably well accustomed to LINGUIST List’s annual Fund Drive. For those of you who are newer, we wanted to take the time to explain what the Fund Drive is and why we do it!

What is the Fund Drive?
Our annual Fund Drive is a celebration of LINGUIST List’s vibrant community as well as a way to ensure that we can keep this service going for another year. We will feature stories from both professional linguists (the Featured Linguist stories) as well as up-and-coming student linguists (Rising Star stories) that highlight themes from the past year. This year’s theme is Silver Linings of the past year in the midst of the pandemic. We will also feature the sometimes humorous ‘Fun Facts’, as well as stories from ‘behind-the scenes’ here at LINGUIST List. We hope you’ll enjoy getting to connect with both your fellow subscribers and the LINGUIST List team through this content.

Why do we need to do a Fund Drive?
LINGUIST List is a nonprofit that has served the global linguistic community for over 30 years now. We are hosted by Indiana University and staffed by seven graduate student Editors and our Faculty Moderator, Malgorzata Cavar. LINGUIST List reviews, verifies, and edits each and every post to ensure it is relevant, informative, and reliable. We work hard to make sure that our service brings value to our subscribers, and to protect our community against spam and predatory posts.

Without the support from our jobs at LINGUIST List, we seven graduate students would not be able to continue our studies. You’ll hear more about the impact that our work at LINGUIST List has had on our individual lives and stories in the coming weeks. When you give to LINGUIST List, you are supporting the work that we Editors, the Admin and the WebDev do (both our work for LINGUIST List and our linguistic studies). You’re also supporting the maintenance and upkeep of the technology which keeps the List up and running. It has always been free to subscribe to LINGUIST List, and it is our goal that it will always remain so! Your contributions help keep LINGUIST List free, as well as ensure that we are able to continue providing the high-quality content you’ve come to expect.

Contributions are tax-deductible and 100% of contributions go towards supporting our Editors and technology-related costs!

If you’re able, we hope you’ll consider supporting LINGUIST List this year. Any amount is helpful and appreciated! And a big thank you to all those who have regularly supported us throughout the years – we would not have made it to 32 years without you!

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