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[IPn] Spring news

Greetings to all. Recently Insulin Pumpers added a number of long 
term gift planning options to the methods you can use to help provide 
financial support to our efforts to help live a better with improved 
diabetes management. You can find detailed long term gift options and 
estate planning information on the donation page of the web site. 
This includes detailed explainations of the generous tax benefits of 
giving appreciated assets such a stocks and bonds as well as 
explainations of various trust, income funds, and so forth.

On to more mundane things..... A couple of weeks ago I asked that all 
of you check with your employers about helping to support Insulin 
Pumpers with donations or matching contributions to our fund drive. 
I'd like to thank the ONE person that contacted me on behalf of their 
employeer. I'm sure that many of you may have asked or meant to ask, 
but if you don't follow through, nothing happens and nobody will do 
it for you. I believe we can significantly shorten the pledge drives 
and do a better job with the help of you and our business partners. 
So... please ask.

Our Spring pledge drive is official underway as of today. We need to 
raise $2000 for each month of the spring quarter -- April, May, June.

If you are new to Insulin Pumpers, pledge drives occur quarterly and 
while a bit of a pain in the *&%@, are a necessity. Many other 
methods have been tried but none work nearly as well as asking those 
of you that enjoy and benefit daily from the Insulin Pumpers forums 
to pitch in to help support our financial needs. They are modest and 
would be entirely taken care of if our 3700+ members would each chip 
in less than $10 per year. Not everyone can or does contribute so 
please be generous and make a contribution.

There are three ways you can help immediately with this pledge drive:

1) You can make a one time donation to help with just this fund drive 
2) you can make a continuing donation every month for a year by 
pledging $10 or $20 per month. A continuing gift is very helpful 
because it provides a predictable steady income that we can count on. 

3)If you would like to do more, then make a challenge of $100 or more 
to the list membership which they must match with their individual 
donations. A challange gift is one of our most valuable tools to 
raise money. Challenging the membership to match your contribution 
has always brought a double or triple whammy for the Insulin Pumpers 

To make a single donation,  or to provide even more support with a
continuing gift to Insulin Pumpers visit the Insulin Pumpers donation
page at:


To challenge the other forum members to MATCH your gift, use the
Insulin Pumpers challenge gift page at:


If you prefer to send your contribution by mail, address it to:

Insulin Pumpers
4600 El Camino Real - Suite 206
Los Altos, CA 94022

In the UK,  <=====
for tax deductible donation, you can use your charity
card and/or contribute to the CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) on
behalf of Insulin Pumpers, CAF charity #002139. See

Charity card holders should go to

Others should go first to
or call 0800 99 33 11
for details of how to set up a charity card, or contribute via CAF.

My best regards,
Michael Robinton
Executive Director
email @ redacted
Insulin Pumpers web site http://www.insulin-pumpers.org