Last Chance to Support C4SS in 2009!

Dear Supporters of the Center for a Stateless Society,

In these closing few hours of 2009, I’d like to ask each of you to consider supporting the Center before enjoying tonight’s festivities. Go to our web site and click on the ChipIn! widget you can find on any page of the site to contribute.

http://c4ss.org/

We are determined to continue articulating anarchist views, particularly from the market anarchist emphasis, for popular consumption. That determination alone, though, is not enough. We need to know we have your support. We need to know you’ve got our back. Most importantly, we need a small amount of money to enable each of us at C4SS to put less emphasis on the day to day business of earning a living at a regular job. We each have a degree of expertise in explaining market anarchism. If your views overlap with ours, supporting our work lets you put that expertise to work for you toward our shared goal of building popular support for a stateless future.

Again, just go to our web site and click on the ChipIn! widget to contribute.

http://c4ss.org/

Please support our work. Then get your friends to support our work.

Regards,

Brad Spangler,
Director, Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS)

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C4SS First Quarter 2010 Fundraising Drive Launch

Dear Supporters of the Center for a Stateless Society,

In these closing days of 2009, ask yourself if you’ve valued what the Center for a Stateless Society has done to advance the ideal of liberatory social change. If you agree that we’ve been doing good work, please support the Center. We need your support if we are going to continue to do what we do.

Our fundraising goal for this quarter about to start, first quarter 2010, is actually less than might be expected. Funds raised for audio and written commentary this past quarter have been rolled forward to the next. After some initial difficulty winding down another demand on my own time, I decided to push that content production into the next quarter. Additionally, I paid the web hosting bill out of my own pocket, setting us ahead by $100. This smaller than expected goal actually works well together with what I’m about to mention next.

You might also notice we’re starting our fundraising drive much later in the quarter than previously. That’s because we’re going to be making a transition, over the course of the year, to continuous fundraising — and part of that transition involves starting later and letting the fundraising drive last longer this quarter. We’ll also be searching for a development specialist who can concentrate on nothing but fundraising. Look for a detailed announcement about this soon. The smaller goal and later start also allowed us to avoid coming to you with our support requests during the winter holiday gift buying season.

Here are our projected expenses:

* Research Associate: Carson — $1250 [$600, 2 research studies @ $300 each; $650, 26 weekly columns @ $25 each] [update 29DEC09 — Carson changed request to 39 columns and one research study; line item raised from $1250 to $1275]

* News Analyst: Knapp — $650 [26 twice-weekly columns @ $25 each]

* News Analyst: Knight — $475 [$325, 13 weekly columns @25 each; $150, 3 monthly magazine-length feature articles @ $50 each]

* Web Administrator: Gogulski — $645 [EUR150 or $215/month for 3 months]

* audio production and additional written commentary from Spangler — already funded

That comes to a total of $3,020 in expenses. Since we’re $100 ahead, our goal for the quarter is $2,920. With your help, we can raise this money by the end of the fundriaising drive on February 26th. Please donate early, though, so we can keep our folks paid for what they produce without having to wait until after February 26th.

UPDATE 29DEC09: Goal raised by $25 to accomodate Carson’s change request. New goal is $2945.

Below, you will find a ChipIn widget to use when donating. You can also copy the HTML code for that widget to republish it on your own web sites to help us raise money. Just click the tab marked “Copy” on the widget.

Please support our work. Then get your friends to support our work.

Regards,

Brad Spangler,
Director, Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS)

http://widget.chipin.com/widget/id/a31f24e8b87d73c4

Conference Call — December 30th, 2009

UPDATE 12-30-2009: Cancelled because I can’t be available for the call tonight. Sorry!

On Wednesday December 30th, 2009 at 8:00 PM Central time, please join us for our monthly evening conference call. The informal agenda is simply open chat on the Center, current events and anarchism.

Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-0600 Participant Access Code: 525118#