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Space Show 2015 Annual Fund Raising Final Appeal Letter For The Year December 27, 2015

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2015 Annual Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation Fundraising Drive

December, 27, 2015

The year 2015 is rapidly coming to a close and so is our annual fundraising campaign for The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation. With less than a week remaining for a 2015 contribution to The Space Show, if you have not yet supported us, please do. It is your support that keeps us on the air, keeps our content distributed free of charge and enables many of you to promote your work, your services, your views, and your products many times over year.  So ask yourself, in terms of the space environment, are you better off with or without The Space Show?  Does The Space Show enhance and support your work and what you do in and for the space community?  If you answer in the positive to any of these questions or many more that I could easily suggest, then help The Space Show to stay strong with your support.

Our campaign is winding down so I want to thank all of you who have so generously supported The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) during this and previous years. Your past support has definitely kept The Space Show going, even in these challenging economic times. Without sounding weird or over the top, there simply would be no Space Show without your support.  I want each and everyone of you to know that and to know just how much everyone who listens to The Space Show appreciates your support as well but for me, it is personal, it is humbling and very rewarding.  Thank you again and again and again and again.

As I said earlier, our annual fund raising campaign has less than a week to go as we are rapidly approaching 2016 with no stopping the momentum no matter what. We need your support in these last days of our campaign to carry us into the new year so as you finalize your 2015 budgets and end of the year expenses and charitable/nonprofit giving, please remember and support us.

The Space Show operates under the 501C3 nonprofit model. We do not accept advertising or fees from guests to be on the program, even from the many repeat guests on the show that are afforded nearly unlimited self-promotion exposure for their books, websites, ideas, theories, and work related to space activities of all sorts. This year we also accepted a special category of sponsorships for our Indiegogo project for building the new website. Given our nonprofit model, The Space Show relies entirely upon listener support for its continued operation and programming, and in being able to keep our content free and available to everyone on the internet on a global basis. This includes all our programs going back to our start in 2001. Given our policy on making all our programs available, we do need your continued support for us to continue. Space Show programs are costly to produce live and archive, plus remember, we keep all our shows active and available to ou on our website. Your support for The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation is vital to our continued operation, success and for many of you, to the nearly unlimited promotion of your work.

We understand that you have choices in making your year end tax deductible contributions and we certainly appreciate your including us in your gifting priorities. 2015 is quickly coming to a close. Now is the time to support The Space Show/OGLF by making your contribution . As a 501C3 nonprofit, if you pay U.S. federal taxes, you get a tax deduction for your gift as permitted by law. The same is true for those of you paying California taxes. I recommend that you check with your tax adviser regarding any and all tax questions. You are also encouraged to contact me with your questions and comments about the show or your support. Above all, please remember that we do need and appreciate your support

You can make your donation online using Pay Pal at either www.thespaceshow.com/donate.asp  or www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/individuals.htm.  Simply click on the Pay Pal logo. If you prefer mailing a check, please make your check payable to One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. and mail it in care of me to P.O. Box 95, Tiburon, CA 94920 USA. Remember, your gift makes The Space Show programming and all of the services such as the toll free line, archives, podcasts, email, and our blog possible.

One last note about our new website financed so generously by your support of our Indiegogo crowd funding drive earlier this year. You should be up to date on our progress if you read our blog update posts but in having spent another hour on the phone with Spencer this morning being trained on how to work the new site with more time being devoted to this with Spencer during this week, I am pretty sure we will launch January 1.  There are lots and lots of changes with the new site, not just a new and fresh design.  The blog is different, the website newsletter is different, shows are displayed differently, the searchable database has lots of options for you, plus many more features.  To comment on the blog you will need to register a Disqus account and you will see that on the website.  Spencer and I are working on either an instructional program for listeners or he may make some videos to guide listeners in getting familiar with the new site.  Also, we expect glitches to show up and hope your eagle eyes will catch them and report them to us.  I will update you this week as to any more website delays, otherwise get ready for the launch of the new site by January 1.

Thank you for your support. I look forward to sharing the New Year with you through The Space Show and the One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. Please contact me at drspace@thespaceshow.com if you have any questions. Let’s all work to make 2016 a banner year for space, prosperity, health, and peace around the world.

Sincerely, yours,

Dr. David Livingston

The Space Show

One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc.




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