Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A step away from an impossible dream

You'll be the Decider for 80-20

         An Impossible Dream, Set 2 Years Ago

   When 80-20 set out 2 years ago to raise $1 million/yr for 5 yrs to give AsAms the political clout we'd need and to forge unity, how many of us thought that we'd achieve that dream?

   SELF cleared $4.3 million dollars in 2 years, with ZERO overhead
   After eliminating "pledges which have not been honored" and "duplicates", 80-20 is delighted to inform you that SELF has cleared $857K/yr for 5 years or 4.3 million dollars through email alone, with practically ZERO overhead.
   Wow! when have you heard of raising this kind of money without holding a single gala or dinner or luncheon; without using expensive direct (snail) mail, without a single staff dedicated to fundraising, indeed for the last 10 months without a single paid staff, period.
   80-20's Board instructed me to THANK ALL OF YOU for the sacrifices you have borne and the wonderful supporting spirit that CANNOT be found in any other community, even in the USA.
   The minimum OVERHEAD for raising this kind of money is 10% to 20%. For 80-20, it is about 1.2% of the total raised, owing to fees which must be paid for the 40% of the donations that came through Paypal.
   80-20's Board is pleased to announce that 

if SELF reaches $900k/yr for 5 yrs in another 19 days,
it is equivalent to having raised $1 million/yr, when the 
normal 10% OVERHEAD is taken into account.

     A Step away from an Impossible Dream -- having lasting political clout
   When has the AsAm community ever raised that kind of money through a grass-roots effort, devoted entirely to enhance what it needs the most - political clout.
   Help push SELF to $900K/yr.   When you have done that, YOU will have taken the decision from 80-20's Boards.  80-20 lives!  YOU'VE BECOME THE DECIDER!

   Please DONATE generously here.  We ONLY have 19 days to achieve that IMPOSSIBLE DREAM.   Do your share.  Better yet, do more than your share.  Aren't you that kind of special individual!?
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 17 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.