Dear Chancellor Wise,
We think that you are doing a fantastic job. Keep it up! We noted in your 2013-2016 Strategic Plan that you have a vested interest to see the success of organizations such as ours. We really appreciate that.
Unfortunately, I want to bring to your attention that our nonprofit is in an extremely tough spot. Our finances have run out. We are broke but, we think that you and the University can help.
All we really need is a decent sized push to kickstart our engine. Based on quite a few metrics, things are actually very well for our organization.
One year ago, we only had 3 users of the OpenSocket. As of today, we have 93 user and 50+ pre-orders for more devices by organizations in Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, & Sierre Leone. But we won’t be able to fill these orders without your help.
For the past 2 years we have been working tirelessly to raise the funds we need to grow & maintain our organization here in Champaign-Urbana. Unfortunately, we have not had much luck and it is making it continuously more difficult for our organization to stay here.
As one of the arbiters of this growing community, we look to you for your guidance & support.