Dear Friend of NSAN:
Beginning immediately, the National Service Alumni Network
will suspend all program activities in New York and Boston.
This includes our online community.
The alumni reaction to NSAN has always been tremendous.
More than 200 people attended our first event, and thousands
have participated in workshops, seminars, and forums since
then. And while our ultimate goal was to fund our civic
association entirely through membership dues, the plan
required that we raise a certain amount of money from
philanthropic sources in order to sustain us until the
day when we had enough members.
Recently, it has become increasingly difficult to raise
the money we need during this "start-up" phase.
Because we can no longer support a full-time staff, our
programming efforts must pause.
Over the next few months we will continue to pursue funding
and alternative opportunities for the national service
alumni movement. I'll keep you updated as to our progress.
To the thousands of members, donors, supporters, and
event attendees over the past 2 years: thank you. Your
unwavering passion and dedication is proof that national
service alumni are a talent pool of civic power from which
our nation will be able to draw.
This is most definitely not the end of our shared efforts
to harness the organized civic power of 500,000+ Americans
who truly give a damn. I look forward to getting back
in touch with you soon.
National Service Alumni Network