In Funds and In Kind
You could help in various ways, as suits your preferences. Money, time, materials, expertise, advice, and the like. All to the good.
We invite you to join our mission and to contribute to our activities, with funding, expertise, services, supplies, and other resources, as you like. Our unusual approach, grounded on volunteer contributions to run the organization, approach the fund-raising, and organize the activities and research projects, means that donations of funding principally sponsors the activities and projects.
Funding alone does not produce our results, but it is an essential ingredient for undertaking, promoting, and accomplishing them. We ask your support to maintain and to expand our innovative educational organization. Our reach includes not only established academic spheres, but also other realms of experience, including “Independent Scholars”, mothers returning to work or research, and others in the wider world.
Donations in funds and in kind are easy to make.
Donations in Funds and in Kind support our Organization and Activities
[NEW in December 2015, with updates in May and December 2016]
In the new Letter rounding out the year of 2016, Research Group Trustees describe our Appeal, its progress, and the preparations for the future:
This letter, signed by the Princeton Trustees of the Research Group on Manuscript [and Other] Evidence, describes the achievements of 2016, reports plans for 2017 and beyond, and encourages your help through donations in funds and in kind for the mission and activities of our nonprofit educational corporation. Complimenting this Letter, the 2016 Business Meeting Agenda summarizes our activities, plans, and requests.
Powered by Volunteers, Donors, and Contributors, the Research Group depends upon voluntary contributions for its existence and momentum.
The Donation Form provides information for your choices, including by check. The Box at the right here offers online choices as well. Easy.
Please let us know if you wish to support specific purposes among activities, or to honor individuals (teachers, mentors, colleagues, friends, spouses/partners, others) whose inspiration deserves recognition and record.
The Form also has the place to indicate Donations in Kind. Examples include time, materials, and expertise. There are many ways in which to help, according to your abilities and interests. The concise Agendas for our Open Business Meeting in 2015 and 2016 describe some of those ways and offer suggestions.
Worth saying: progress in recent years, preparing for and summing up our Anniversary celebrations, can be seen here:
- 2015 Appeal Letter and 2015 Business Meeting Agenda
- 2014 Appeal Letter
- 2013 Anniversary Appeal Letter
Progress is welcome. You could see the advances, as momentum gathers. So glad that you help!
And so, we seek funds and we also welcome other contributions for our work, in kind, in services, with expertise, and the like. These varieties of contributions and donations have paved the way for our accomplishments so far. Some are described in the review of our Anniversary Year of 2014. More are revealed among our News & Views and Publications, including our blogs.
Such combinations of assistance may nourish and sustain our future achievements. Please join our activities!
Your Donations to the Research Group Do Not Disappear Into Overheads
Please know that your donations to our organization do not “disappear” into the maintenance of an unwieldy infrastructure with overheads draining resources away from the primary activities which our nonprofit structure is designed to foster. The Research Group, without a substantial endowment ($450.00 to date), and without buildings, regular income, and paid staff, continues to function mostly through volunteer contributions of time, services, and expertise. Some of those contributions are full-time and nearly full-time. Every contribution helps.
Donations & Contributions
You could help, as you wish, in ways that suit your abilities and interests, including time, expertise, services, materials, and funds.
Your donations will be used to support our organization and its activities, to develop an Endowment, or even to establish Named Funds. You may designate specific purposes for your sponsorship or gifts, including (at an appropriate level) Named Funds, which may be established for special objectives and/or in honor or in memory of friends, family, colleagues, or mentors. We will, if you wish, cite your name as an individual or institution among our “Sponsors & Benefactors” listed in ShelfLife and on our website.
1. Online Donations
You may donate to the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence via Razoo here (in the window at the upper right), by credit card or PayPal. If you use your PayPal account, “they will match 1% of your donations”.
Please note: The Razoo Foundation’s standard practice is “to retain 4.9% for platform and service costs and to retain 2.0% plus $0.30 for credit card processing expenses, a total of 6.9% and $0.30 per contribution”. However, as they observe at the Receipt stage, if you choose “to cover the fee through the Donation Booster”, you can make it possible for our organization “to receive 100% of the intended amount”. We would appreciate that extra help, too.
Donations through PayPal are also possible through our Promotional Offer. PayPal’s service fee currently is 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction; with international fees of 2.9% transaction fees plus 1% cross-border and/or a 2.5% currency transaction.
We find it helpful that these services handle the transactions, while we might concentrate upon the organization itself and its mission.
We thank you for your generous support.
2. Donations by Check, Cheque, or Money Order
Our Donation Form provides information for gifts by other methods, such as
- by check in US dollars or
- by cheque in UK sterling (without a currency transaction fee).
Please let us know if you wish a receipt of tax-deduction for your records.
3. Donations in Kind: Services, Expertise, Materials, Resources
We welcome your questions or suggestions about our work and our activities. The 2015 Appeal Letter tells about our needs, and describes some easy ways to help.
Enough with the Fine Print
Over to you. We look forward to your participation, in constructive ways as suit your wishes, interests, expertise, pocketbook, and volition. Our interests and activities welcome a wide range of expertise, within the academic world and beyond in the wider world.
Please let us know if you wish to contribute expertise, services, supplies, and other materials. We would be glad to learn of your interests.
It is easy to Contact Us, to join our activities, and to support our mission.