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Ccconfucius

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Getting Outside Funding.
« on: September 26, 2011, 01:32:33 PM »
This place is to discuss ideas on getting outside funding.  You can come in drop your ideas and also propose ways you can help. You can also suggest a group that you think will be willing to donate to our cause.
I am going to be working on constructing a letter that can be send to businesses and groups on our behalf, am not a good writer so i will be posting what i wrote for some criticism.
Thanks. 

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 09:45:41 AM »
Thanks Ccc, good idea.
I've been thinking i might write to a condom manufacturer or two! Seriously! If they help us find a cure, people like us are likely to use more of their products. Its a win-win situation! What have we got to lose?

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 11:01:07 AM »
Ok...it was just via the contact box on their webpage under sponsorship rather than writing to a specific person....which isn't ideal...but I have just written to a major condom manufacturer asking for help with funds!

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 01:30:59 PM »

I have just written to a major condom manufacturer asking for help with [POIS Medical Research] funds!


Thank you, mellivora!!

« Last Edit: September 27, 2011, 01:36:57 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

Ccconfucius

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 02:19:38 PM »
Thanks Ccc, good idea.
I've been thinking i might write to a condom manufacturer or two! Seriously! If they help us find a cure, people like us are likely to use more of their products. Its a win-win situation! What have we got to lose?

NICE, i wouldnt have thought of condom company but that is actually a great place to ask.   
Is there a way i can see a copy of your letter. 

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 05:46:25 AM »
Just to update...The condom company has a separate company they use for public relations and I was told to contact them. I did so and my email has apparently been passed on to the relevant person within that company. Its been 2 weeks since I last heard from them so I shall follow up next week.

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011, 06:30:35 AM »
You never know?!

These kind of things always need heavy follow up, thanks. The Email gets passed on to someone, who lets it sit on his desk for a while, while he attends to 100 other squeeky wheels.

He would probably have to investigate before committing to anything ( which would probably mean passing it on to another desk ), so meantime he attends someting else which is "easier". Sigh.

I think you said you sent along pertinent papers and info about POIS right? Ideally you could actually get in touch with the guy who's desk the EMail is on.

You know, what we need is a pre-packaged letter that describes POIS and gives all the references, and we attach it to everything we send out to who-ever.

If you have something written up, maybe you could PM me with it, and we can edit and tweak it and call it an official document for this kind of thing. We could post it someplace (probably in the information and reading area) so that anyone wishing to connect to someone, would have access to it.
WITHOUT RESEARCH THERE WILL BE NO CURE!
Sessions 5 to 9 days, mostly Flu-like, joints, digestion problems, light cognitive.
Niacin has changed my lif though, now 1 day MAX.
Somewhere in this interaction with Niacin is the answer!

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 06:33:37 AM »
BTW, Thanks a lot for your great work in support of our cause. Every bit of help is greatly appreciated. Believe me I know what it means to take the time out...

WITHOUT RESEARCH THERE WILL BE NO CURE!
Sessions 5 to 9 days, mostly Flu-like, joints, digestion problems, light cognitive.
Niacin has changed my lif though, now 1 day MAX.
Somewhere in this interaction with Niacin is the answer!

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 08:05:57 AM »
You never know?!

These kind of things always need heavy follow up, thanks. The Email gets passed on to someone, who lets it sit on his desk for a while, while he attends to 100 other squeeky wheels.

He would probably have to investigate before committing to anything ( which would probably mean passing it on to another desk ), so meantime he attends someting else which is "easier". Sigh.

I think you said you sent along pertinent papers and info about POIS right? Ideally you could actually get in touch with the guy who's desk the EMail is on.

You know, what we need is a pre-packaged letter that describes POIS and gives all the references, and we attach it to everything we send out to who-ever.

If you have something written up, maybe you could PM me with it, and we can edit and tweak it and call it an official document for this kind of thing. We could post it someplace (probably in the information and reading area) so that anyone wishing to connect to someone, would have access to it.


I'm in the process of following up..
You are right, a generic letter would probably be useful. I'll have another look at the letter I wrote. I wasn't totally happy with the letter (I was in POIS afterall!) and I can see some improvements to make. In any case I try to tailor letters a little to whoever I'm sending them to. This one was aimed at a condom company and wouldn't necessarily be as suitable for a different company. But it can be adapted. I'll dig it out and review it and maybe we can work something out, thanks.

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 04:25:43 PM »
Ok, not wholly unexpected - the company I contacted say they can't help us with funding owing to their existing charity commitments. There are lots of other companies out there though!

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2011, 06:02:33 PM »
Hi Mellivora and Everyone!

Mel, your first attempt at getting outside funding was excellent.  I think that contacting a condom company was a brilliant idea!!

It might be helpful to post the name of the company(s) you contacted, so that others don't re-contact them.  There is nothing wrong with them for turning down your request, and it would not be detrimental or harmful to mention the company name -- especially since they state that they have other charity commitments.  That in itself is a complement to the particular company -- the charity commitments.

There are many major condom companies in the US and overseas.  Others on the forum might wish to try their luck at asking for donations (which would be the reason to post the name of the company that couldn't donate.)

As an aside, a close friend of mine -- a guy without POIS -- was blown away by what POIS is.  Of course, he'd never heard of it and was really flabbergasted -- and moved.  He suggested that some of you may want to send a fund-raising letter to some of the popular men's magazines that are sexually-focused, such as Penthouse and Playboy.  he was quite serious about this, and I think it's a good idea too!

Here's a link to sample donation request letters -- http://www.buzzle.com/articles/donation-request-letter.html. (There are many others online.) It might be helpful to you and other forum members who want to reach out.  One hint -- it helps to find out who the president, CEO, etc is of the particular company, so that you can be very specific in addressing the correct person.

Good luck--and keep trying!!!  You (all of you) never know where that big donation will come from!

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2011, 09:16:21 PM »
Hi Mellivora and Everyone!

Mel, your first attempt at getting outside funding was excellent.  I think that contacting a condom company was a brilliant idea!!

It might be helpful to post the name of the company(s) you contacted, so that others don't re-contact them.  There is nothing wrong with them for turning down your request, and it would not be detrimental or harmful to mention the company name -- especially since they state that they have other charity commitments.  That in itself is a complement to the particular company -- the charity commitments.

There are many major condom companies in the US and overseas.  Others on the forum might wish to try their luck at asking for donations (which would be the reason to post the name of the company that couldn't donate.)

As an aside, a close friend of mine -- a guy without POIS -- was blown away by what POIS is.  Of course, he'd never heard of it and was really flabbergasted -- and moved.  He suggested that some of you may want to send a fund-raising letter to some of the popular men's magazines that are sexually-focused, such as Penthouse and Playboy.  he was quite serious about this, and I think it's a good idea too!

Here's a link to sample donation request letters -- http://www.buzzle.com/articles/donation-request-letter.html. (There are many others online.) It might be helpful to you and other forum members who want to reach out.  One hint -- it helps to find out who the president, CEO, etc is of the particular company, so that you can be very specific in addressing the correct person.

Good luck--and keep trying!!!  You (all of you) never know where that big donation will come from!


can we collect donations using nord's name  instead of pois. I dont mean donations from companies, or from people online i mean individuals.     

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 11:10:38 PM »
Hi CC,

"Re:  "Can we collect donations using NORD's name instead of pois? I don't mean donations from companies, or from people online i mean individuals."

Unfortunately, no -- your donations for the POIS research grant would need to mention POIS.
This is because if you asked for donations for NORD, without mention of the POIS research grant, then the donations will not be marked for your grant fund.  They'll go to NORD's general expenses fund.

It sounds like the name -- Post-Orgasmic-Illness-Syndrome -- is extremely uncomfortable for many (if not all) of you to mention publicly.  This is understandable -- I really, sincerely mean that.

But if you could step outside of it all for one minute -- consider it someone else's rare condition who is truly, desperately suffering and needs scientific research -- what would you think about the person suffering from POIS?  (When I say "you" I''m not only addressing CC -- am addressing all of you.)

When I recently told one of our healthy (and lusty!) male friends about POIS -- he was first astonished (never heard about it) and then immediately extremely sympathetic.   There was absolutely not one iota of, "Yuck" in his reaction. In fact, one of the first things he said was something like, "Celibacy can't be the answer.  They've got to find a cure!"

So you need to mention POIS for your donations.  I'm sorry that I can't make it easier for you all in that respect.

That was a very good question, CC!

Ccconfucius

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 02:25:08 PM »
thanks, hopefully most other reacts like your friend.

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Re: Getting Outside Funding.
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2011, 09:45:34 PM »
what do you guys think of the amazon program where if someone buys something from amazon after following a link from the website, amazon gives a small percent to the website.
we have a good amount of people, if have a good amount of memebers that probably shop online.