Prajnya Fundraising Drive 2012: 8 Lakhs, 12 weeks


Prajnya has been growing really fast in some ways–work, ideas, community–and very slowly in others–financial, material and human resources (as in hands available on deck). We’ve struggled with how to provide for ourselves, how to plan and how to do all the things we want, as well as we want to do them.

We’ve not done so badly. Borrowing space for an office, working as a volunteer team for the most part and using every free resource as optimally as we know (like this blog and social networks), we’ve managed to do quite a bit. We think so, and so do our friends.

But when you think about it, with space and labour underwritten, our costs are very low, so we wondered: why shouldn’t we able to make a rational appeal to our friends for support, an appeal that reflects our frugal style? So we are trying to raise Rs. 800,000/- between January 1 and March 31, 2012. Not a whole lot of money, really, for one year of activity that includes research and publishing, public education and network-building efforts like the second edition of Women Taking Action.

800,000 works out to 80 donations of 10,000 Rs, 800 donations of 1000 each. Surely we can meet this modest target? With your help, we know we can. After all, it is your support that has brought us this far.

Read our full appeal letter and see how you can donate today.


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