[JURIST announcement] WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP. Our spring fund drive ends on March 31 - that's only four and half days away! Our goal for this drive is $15,000 but we're only 17% of the way there. We can hit 25% of our goal if we raise another $1,200 or 50% if we raise $4,800. These are both ambitious goals for the next calendar week, but I know that our audience believes in our mission enough to help us reach our goal.
As previously mentioned, due to general economic circumstances completely outside of our control, we are anticipating a significant reduction in funding (meaning several tens of thousands of dollars) from our primary benefactors for our next fiscal year. If not offset, this reduction has the potential to directly affect JURIST's ability to maintain its current operations. This fund drive is one of the efforts that we've recently launched to try to make up the shortfall.
Please consider donating to JURIST. Even if you are not in a position to give much, please keep in mind that small donations - $25, or even $10 - can go a long way. One of JURIST's strengths is in the number of people it touches every day, from readers to staff to alumni. If everyone of those people could give just a small amount, JURIST would never have to worry about funding again. We know that not everyone is in a position to give, but if you can, even a small amount can make a big difference. For those of you that are able to give more, please know that JURIST will recognize all donors that give $100 or more on its website at jurist.org/supportjurist/honorroll.php. You can also support JURIST on an on-going basis with regular monthly contributions.
Thank you - we greatly appreciate your support!