[IPn] what I do to raise funds for IP
During pledge drives someone always asks what else IP does to raise
Well.... Since August of last year I've spent weeks writing and
submitting over 400 requests and proposals to 400+ foundations and
spent almost $5,000 for postage paid research to identify the "best"
prospects. Today I received another of a series of sorry letters,
bringing the total for this effort to a whopping "36". That's the
fruit of the labor so far ;-(
I have to say that after almost 20 years of running Insulin Pumper,
the last couple of years have been pretty discouraging. I am doing my
best to hold IP together with duct tape and rubber bands, but it
takes a least "some" money to keep things going. Since the economic
downturn a couple of years ago the pump companies have pretty much
flaked out for us. You can look at the banners on IP's home page to
see who's left... and several of them will go away in the next month.
So... that leave the members. If you guys and gals (over 6000 of you
now) would each pony up a friggin' DOLLAR each, 4 time a year there
would be no pledge drives. Yeah,... I suppose that's not gonna happen
so perhaps those of you that actually care will have to continue to
support Insulin Pumpers.
There are about a hundred VALIANT sustaining members that give every
month and a like number of very generous donors that give every
THANK YOU !!!
There are also about a dozen CHALLENGERS every quarter that offer to
double the value of pledges made by IP's small and medium sized
THANK YOU TOO !!!
One of those challenger, MARYLAND, still has $140 bucks waiting for
someone to match. Will it be you?
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE, your dollars are needed.
mail a contribution to:
558 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
Thanks for listening/reading and thanks for your support.
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