Appeal for Support
Buddha said, “A bucket is filled not by the first drop or the last drop, but by the build-up of all the drops.” To reach people in all corners of the world in multiple languages is a vast and lofty aim. But when our message offers the keys for inner peace and social harmony, we gain the courage and energy to soar to this goal. In 2011 alone, we have reached over a million visitors online in 12 languages in 222 countries and territories with over 2750 articles and over 825 audio files.
We have accomplished so much and I deeply appreciate how much support you have given in the past despite the difficult economic times. But just think how much more could be done if 1% of you made a monthly donation of $10 or 10 €! With our current budget, we presently employ 23 part-time workers in all our departments, but this is not enough. Most of the 80 or so volunteers come and go.
I just turned 67 and 70% of my manuscripts still remain unpublished. With your help, I could be freed from my almost full-time secretarial, administrative and fundraising duties. That way I can share more of my knowledge, experience and insights to produce more articles in English and offer so much more.
With your support, we could hire several full-time assistants to help me with my work, several full-time English language editors and copyeditors, more technical staff to maintain and expand our computer system, and more translators and editors to further our work in the other eleven current languages of the website, three more in the works, and four more planned. We could even have my handwritten summaries of 1200 books and articles on Buddhism and Central Asian history transcribed and edited.
If you have benefited from this web site, wouldn’t you like to see it grow even more and become sustainable? Tell your friends and family about us through your social networks and blogs. Join in our vision with your support, drop by drop, and share in the merit for our success!
Continuing growth of our online material requires a predictable flow of donations. This means increasing the volume of monthly donations we receive. Therefore, we are so grateful that the Omidyar Global Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation has generously offered to triple for a full year the first 25 new monthly recurring donations made through Global Giving. Make your donation go even further to support our work. Start a monthly recurring donation to help us benefit from this generous offer. Donations through Global Giving are tax-deductible for US residents. This is a true opportunity for our further expansion.
Working together, we can make it happen! Whatever help you can give, be it skills or any donation, will be greatly appreciated. Please consider contributing:
Dr. Alexander Berzin