Posted 2019-12-17

Let’s Work Together to Spread Self-Directed Education Even More in 2020!

We are excited to share that a generous donor has offered a $10,000 match through the end of the year!

This is our second match of the year. These additional funds will allow us to accomplish much more in the new year as we work towards our goals for 2020.

We have big plans for 2020 as we increase our outreach, grow our membership base, focus on creative ways to share information about SDE through media, and expand our support. Some of our plans for 2020 include:

  • Expand the reach and support of our local SDE groups program. Supporting leaders in growing groups in their local communities has been one of the most valuable and exciting ASDE initiatives. We consistently hear from people telling us how important their group is in their community, and how it has helped them to feel connected and supported in a way that was missing before.
  • Host online SDE webinars and gatherings for people to share their experiences and knowledge with others, and support those who are looking for guidance on specific topics, such as how to start an SDE learning center, or SDE facilitation. If you are particularly interested in this, please fill out our survey to inform the topics and direction of these webinars.
  • Increase our membership and expand our outreach by finding creative ways to engage new members, share SDE through media, and make more connections with local, grassroots media.
  • Continue to grow, expand, and shift our website based on the needs and questions of all of you, so we can ensure that the website is serving our online community in the best possible way. We will also continue to expand the SDE resource directory on the website.
  • Expand Tipping Points Magazine beyond written articles, to include different types of media and stories such as fiction, comics, art, photographs, videos, audio recordings, and more.

These are just some of our plans for 2020. With your help, we can accomplish all of this and more! Please consider making a tax-deductible, end-of-the-year donation that will be matched by our generous donor.

Monthly donations will be matched for an ENTIRE YEAR. Which means a monthly donation of $10 will turn into $240! Monthly donation increases will also be matched for one year. Raise your monthly donation by $5 and it will be a total increase of $120 for the year! One-time donations will also be matched, dollar for dollar. The supporter offering the match will only donate the amount that is raised, so please help us reach our goal so we can benefit from this incredible, $10,000 donation match!

Please share this information with others in your network who might be interested in joining ASDE. Let them know that this is a great time to join, while new member donations are doubled!