[P2P-F] Emergency fundraising, help if you can

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Wed Jan 28 11:07:08 CET 2015

Please give full contact details for Kevin who knows your bank account
details. I cannot give a huge amount but would like to contribute.


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On 28 January 2015 at 07:50, P2P Foundation mailing list <
p2p-foundation at lists.ourproject.org> wrote:

> Dear P2P friends,
> It has been a long time that I needed to do such an appeal, but a
> combination of unforeseen circumstances means I need to ask for assistance.
> Administrative changes in 2 of the foundations that used to support us,
> means that 2015 will be rather problematic. I have a good agenda of
> lectures, but these were never enough to pay the bills.
> The problem is rather acute right now. I am leaving for a 4 day belgian
> trip with about 50 Euro on my picket,but more seriously , I am leaving to
> Wisconsin on February 8 for 3 weeks without any short-term prospect of
> getting paid and thus of taking any money with me there. The necessity to
> replace a pair of broken glasses also looms large <g>.
> If you are on this mailing list, you know my work, you know that I have
> consistently worked on expanding and catalysing p2p and commons practices,
> as well as their understanding. If you find this work important and
> appreciate it, now is a good time to show solidarity and to assist me in
> continuing it. This gives you a good record of my activities in the context
> of the P2P Foundation, see part 1 of
> http://p2pfoundation.net/What_the_P2P_Foundation_Did_in_2014
> There are two things you can do.
> One is the emergency funding. There is no easy way to do this as my Paypal
> account has been blocked for a number of years, so I can only give my
> Belgian account at the Belfius bank, BE91 0682 2166 9376
> Kevin in cc has the full details if you want to transfer money this way. I
> am looking for minimally EUR 2,000 but if possible, I am aiming for 6,000
> so that I have a buffer. I am looking for gifts, but if you can give a
> loan, that is fine. I must be honest however, in that, always living with
> moderate and usually insufficient means, I have a bad record now of
> repaying loans on time.
> I am also launching at the same time a longer term solution, i.e. through
> gratipay. The aim of gratipay is to create a minimum basic income that will
> allow me to brave the insecurity and irregularity of the income flow.
> Gratipay allows you to declare a regular support, per week or per month. My
> aim there is to achieve $300 per week, giving me a basic income of $1,200
> per month
> My gratipay URL is here: https://gratipay.com/mbauwens/
> So if you are motivated to assist me with my work for the P2P Foundation,
> and in particular with the more short-term emergency, please do the
> following:
> * send a preferable round sum of support to my belgian account, say EUR
> 100 or EUR 250
> * declare any small regular sum that you willing to give, through my
> gratipay account,
> I needed to launch this fast and without much preparation due to the
> emergency, thanks for your understanding.
> Michel Bauwens
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