[p2p-research] Fwd: import fundraising appeal - help us stay running

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 06:50:15 CET 2009

Dear friends,

I hope we can count on you to defray some of the legal costs of the P2P
Foundation, which James has been funding so far.

Apart from existing as a informal network, if we want to attract funding for
research projects and other activities such as conferences, we also need a
legal structure, which exists in the Netherlands. This is why we achieved a
first selection for a EU FP7 grant, which will fund 3 researchers as of
march 2010; and why Phoebe is now leading another one, which will invovle
many more members of our network.

If you sympathize with our aims, please contribute EUR 25 or 50, or more, or
less, so that we can reach the EUR 1,000 mark, and James Burke can be
reimbursed. James has been instrumental in keeping the wiki and blog going
for 3  years now, with full dedication, so let's do our best to share the

Below, James explains how to send your contribution, simply by clicking to
the donate button at the right hand side of  our blog, see below,

Thanks for your support,

Michel Bauwens

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: james burke <lifesized at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 9:39 PM
Subject: appeal text - help us stay running
To: Michel Bauwens <michelsub2004 at gmail.com>

The p2p foundation is a voluntary run organization with a legal base in the
Netherlands. We recently incurred some costs for our general administration
which we are scrambling to pay, but which need urgent attention. While
unglamourous,  making sure the foundation is legally valid costs something
and filing taxes for 3 years of accounting too even if we have only been
spending our own income on communications and admin so far. We're not asking
for much (1,000 euro) and the target should be easy to reach. As a reward to
any donors, we will honor your contributions with a special blog post with
your name, a link to your site and a small description covering what you do
which will be received by the 3,000 or so feedreaders of this blog and
10,000 visitors each week. I would have covered the cost, but freelance jobs
as an interaction designer are not flowing in like they were in 2008. Thanks
in advance. (james)

*Click on the donate button <http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/> on the top
right of the P2P Blog


this should work..
curious to see if we break the 8 dollar mark or make it to 1000 euro

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