Dear FORCE11 Community Members,
We hope over the past 3 years, you’ve seen the impact that the FORCE11 community has had on changing the scholarly ecosystem for the better ranging from data citation to a new interdisciplinary conference. That’s a product of your and our other members’ work as volunteers.
But to make the most of that volunteer effort we also need to support the organizational infrastructure to make it effective. The organization that supports FORCE11 today is very lean - essentially it’s community volunteers, a part-time Executive Manager and occasional web support. This structure has been largely supported through grant writing by a group of volunteers. With the expanding programs planned for this year, we need to have a stable platform in place with the necessary staff to support it.
That’s where you come in. To help sustain FORCE11, we’re asking you to reaffirm your membership to FORCE11 and donate if you’re able. We are aiming to get 200 donations in the next 3 months.
Check out the membership donation options on the website: www.force11.org/membership/donation
Thank you for your continued support of FORCE 11,
Cameron Neylon, FORCE11 President