But first, this is me talking.
I'm not going to give you the poormouth about C4SS going away unless you cough up the dough, because we won't -- we're not Jim and Tammy Faye. C4SS will continue its work whether or not we meet our funding goals. We're in this for the long haul. Most of our writers will probably keep doing this, regardless of whether or not we get paid (and so far we've been paid through mid-February), because we can't not do it.
But your contributions make a huge difference in how effective our work is, and how many people we reach.
Hundreds of columns by C4SS commentators has been picked up by mainstream newspapers in the United States and around the world, exposing libertarian ideas to people who'd never before heard of them, or who'd only heard them caricatured by non-libertarians.
We think what we're doing is important. If you do as well, and can afford to do so, please consider contributing.
Dear Supporters of the Center for a Stateless Society,
I’m starting the third quarter 2011 fundraiser early in hopes that it will clear up an apparent database problem with the donation software we use.
Here’s where we’re at…
C4SS staff has been paid for up through half of their February 2011 pay. Here is what our regular monthly expenses for staff pay look like.
Research Associate: Carson — $250 (2 weekly articles + $50, 1/6 of 1 biannual study)
News Analyst: Worden — $100 (1 weekly article)
News Analyst: D’Amato — $300 (3 weekly articles)
Social Media Specialist: Litz — $320 (10 hours/wk / 40 hours/month @ $8/hour)
Media Coordinator: Knapp — $640 (20 hours/wk / 80 hours/month @ $8/hour)
So, half of February plus all of March through June means we’re seeking 4.5 times $1610 — which means we’re looking to raise $7245 between now and the end of August 2011.
To donate, please click on the “Contribute” button which you’ll find on the fundraising widget you’ll find on every page of our web site.
Nobody else really fills the niche we fill. If you agree that what we do matters, please support our work as best you can.
Director, Center for a Stateless Society