Dear Supporters of the Center for a Stateless Society,
Thank you! You pulled through! Our first quarter 2010 fundraising goal was exceeded before the March 10th deadline and everybody has been paid for their hard work for the Center. Our operations are funded through the end of the month of March. It’s your support that enables what we do, and we aim to do some amazing things.
Starting in April, we’ll be changing to a monthly budget and fundraising drive instead of the quarterly approach we’ve been using. Part of this transition plan is to start using our own donation management software instead of ChipIn.com, although we may use ChipIn for a bit longer if our own software isn’t ready by early April. We’re also seeking a dedicated volunteer fundraising specialist that we hope will be able to become a paid staff member over the course of our growth over the next two years.
The search for a volunteer fundraising specialist is part of a broader search for a handful of key volunteers willing to take an entrepreneurial approach to building their own paid positions with C4SS. While the success of the fundraising specialist will be the most crucial, it’s our belief that the whole list of roles we’ll be recruiting for (as a collection) is what will enable that fundraiser to succeed and get us to a point in which several people are able make C4SS a full or part time job, promoting and advocating anarchism. That, in turn, becomes a point at which interesting things might begin to happen. We’ll be posting more specific information on this on our web site in coming days. In the mean time, if you’re interested in the fundraising specialist position, in particular, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org via email.
Right now, we’ve already started the first in a series of online courses in Anarchist Theory and Practice which we intend to develop and offer, to be called “Stateless U” (as opposed to, you know, State U). Take a look at the course introduction and first three lecture videos by instructor and C4SS Advisory Panel member Gary Chartier for the course “An Introduction to Anarchism”:
Finally, just a reminder that I’ll be speaking at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum 2010 on March 20th to promote C4SS and anarchism. I hope to meet several of you, our supporters there. If you can’t make it to Liberty Forum, I’ll also be speaking at the Libertopia conference in San Francisco this July. More info on Libertopia is available here:
Again, thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal. Your support is what keeps us going.
Director, Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS)