Dear Friends for Peace,
World BEYOND War is in serious
danger of not being able to pay its bills this
month. We've been growing, accomplishing more, and also
developing prospects for future funding. But at the
moment we're in the worst jam we've ever been in
financially. If you can consider making a small
donation, or even becoming a sustaining monthly donor or
large donor like
those we've thanked here (or if you're already a
recurring donor, increasing your monthly contribution by
even a few dollars), we'd be immensely grateful. Just
click here to chip
While war continues to
bring death, sickness, and suffering to millions of
people across the world, the expense of war continues to
cause even more damage through the diversion of
resources. That’s why we are continuing to expand our
work, our courses, our events, our resources, and our
activism. Have you seen our recent webinars,
courses (we're planning at least five next year), bookclubs
(one every month now), our new anti-war pro-peace resources
database, our growing number of chapters
and affiliates, our campaign around COP26,
the accomplishments and ongoing struggles of our divestment
bases campaigns, our plans for Remembrance/Armistice
Day, our latest billboards,
etc., etc.? We're keeping busy, and a grand total of
zero corporations and no billionaires are helping
be fully transparent, World BEYOND War is in a very
precarious spot financially. Can you
The past year-and-a-half has been
difficult — and we recognize that it has been
for many of you too. Donations have dipped more than
normal, foundations have shifted funding priorities to
support direct emergency pandemic relief, many family
charities have frozen funding in an effort to align
family members’ priorities in the wake of the pandemic
and the racial reckoning felt across many countries
(which too often results in billions of dollars sitting
untouched and collecting interest when it could be
streamlined into supporting and creating transformative
change), and almost all of our events have all moved
online — which creates less opportunity for networking
and growing alliances and partners, critical pieces of
Despite these things, we have expanded our
educational programs and activist efforts into new parts
of the world.
To be blunt: we need money to continue to do
this work. Our pockets are shallow and our bank
account is the lowest it’s been. While the U.S.
government alone puts at least $100,000,000,000 into
militarism each month, World BEYOND War can get by on
$30,000. As of now, we don't have that $30,000 for the
you help us continue?
We understand that you likely get asked by
many to donate and support a variety of causes, but we
also understand and recognize your alignment with the
need for war abolition.
This movement we’re building is about us working
collectively to choose a system of security that betters
us all — the entire global community — over one in which
war and violence reign and continue to devastate lives.
We are choosing a system that doesn’t hoard wealth and
resources but instead ensures that everyone has access
to clean drinking water, food, housing, and healthcare;
saves our planet from further destruction and
contamination; enshrines ideals around gender, racial,
and religious equality; and, helps preserve indigenous
lands and histories — free from violence.
I know we have asked for your support in the past.
And we couldn’t do any of the work we do without your
generosity. But without an immediate infusion of cash,
we may not be able to make payroll for our staff even
though their salaries are quite modest.
Here’s how you can help right now:
Our cards are on the table and I’d be happy
to send you any documentation or information you’d need
to help make the case for support or to aid in you
making a decision about what level of support to offer.
We’ve accomplished an incredible amount
on a modest budget and, with your help, we can continue
to do so.
As always, thanks for your commitment to
abolishing war once and for all.
Alex McAdams, Development Director, World BEYOND
BEYOND War is a global network of volunteers, chapters,
and affiliated organizations advocating for the
abolition of the institution of war.
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