Monday, January 14, 2013

End-of-Year Fund-raising Appeal

Dear Friend,

As the holiday season slows down our fast pace, we have the opportunity to reflect on what we value.

ICSA is grateful for your support.  We hope that you value ICSA and will send a year-end donation to help us continue to help others.

Except for a relatively small number of individuals, the large majority of ICSA’s financial supporters and volunteers have been personally affected by psychologically manipulative groups or relationships.

Thirty-two years of fund-raising in this field has taught me that the public at large, though sympathizing with those harmed by cultic groups, does not view this field as an area to which they will direct even a miniscule portion of their charitable giving.

This is so, even though 65% of U.S. households give to charity and the average household annual charitable contribution is $2213, with a median of $870.

That is why it is vital that those affected by psychologically manipulative groups make ICSA part of their ongoing charitable giving.  In other words, if not you, who?

With your financial support, our information service, workshops, conferences, special events, local meetings, periodicals, website, and resource network will continue to be available to those in need for many years to come.

Without your support, the resources ICSA offers may no longer be there when individuals emotionally battered by a cult experience apprehensively reach out for help.

Join us for the long haul by renewing your membership or increase your donation level.  Please consider making a recurring donation so that your membership will be automatically renewed.

Mail your donation to:
PO Box 2265
Bonita Springs, FL 34133  USA

Or donate online.

Thank you!

Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Editor-in-Chief, ICSA Today

P.S. If you are undergoing a difficult financial period but want to remain part of ICSA, please let us know.  We will work something out.

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