During the past year, we have attracted a growing number of individuals to volunteer their time and talents to help Spectrum Institute operate its research, educational, and advocacy activities. The number of interns, legal advisors, mental health advisors, and other volunteers has grown from 12 to 50 since last July. The organization has benefitted considerably from their services and advice. But an organization cannot function on volunteerism alone. It needs money to pay its operating expenses.
This month we are convening a Development Team. We have assembled a small group of individuals to work on this project. We are also reaching out to graduate programs at several universities for interns whose studies involve fundraising, grant writing, and development for nonprofit organizations. It may take months, perhaps even a year, for the work of the Development Team to begin to pay off.
In the meantime, Spectrum Institute has bills to pay. We need to raise $5,000 to cover our annual operating expenses – website hosting and security, liability insurance, legal research services, marketing platforms and applications, etc. We are reaching out to our closest supporters and allies to help us reach this goal.
Please show your support for the important work we do – conservatorship reform, disability rights, and access to mental health services – by making a tax-deductible donation during the month of July. You can send us a check in the postal mail or make a credit card donation online. Please be as generous as your budget permits. Your donation is most appreciated. For information on how to donate, click here.
With warm regards and much appreciation,