We, at the LINGUIST List, wish to thank all of you who have participated and donated during our 2018 Fund Drive. Without your gracious support, the LINGUIST List would cease to be and, with it, the global linguistics community would lose the network that ties linguists to each other and to universities, publishers, conferences, and language enthusiasts the world over; not to mention the loss of funding we, student editors, and our families would suffer. Thank you from all of us!
Now, though we are truly grateful for the financial support that many of you have given us this year and years gone by, we must face an unfortunate reality. The 2018 Fund Drive has been the longest running and least successful fund drive in our history. As I write this post today, 24 September, we are only at 85.53% of the $40,000 we had hoped to raise in order to continue operation and expand our new, much more elegant (and much less dated) website.
Though we are still far from our goal, our fund drive cannot go on indefinitely. Therefore, we will be closing our 2018 Fund Drive at 11:59 PM on Monday, 1 October, 2018.
That is only one week from the date of this post! We need YOUR help to make this fund drive a success! As such, we have officially lowered the minimum donation amount to $1. That is one U.S. Dollar! So for this final week of the 2018 Fund Drive, we are asking EVERYONE, those who have already donated and those who haven’t yet, to please donate at least $1 to continue LINGUIST List and allow it to expand into the future. If everyone who uses our site in a single day would donate this one dollar, we would be able to close the fund drive having reached our goal.
Please donate $1 dollar for The LINGUIST List, for the LL staff, for the LL community, for Linguistics as a discipline. As you are dedicated to help us, we are dedicated to continue to serve you for years to come.
Click here to donate: https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/
Thank you all!
–The LINGUIST List staff