CPER Launches Major Fundraising Initiative
We are reaching out for your support. Your contribution is a commitment to providing a wealth of information to the public sector labor relations community. With your partnership, we can continue to be a unique and valuable resource both in the form of our quarterly journal, CPER, and our ever increasing list of popular pocket guide titles.
Long-standing supporters, we extend a special thanks for your generous contributions over time. Your donations have allowed us to fulfill out mission to the public sector.
Now, it is time to announce a new program initiative that will give all of our partners high-level recognition on the CPER Web and on CPER Journal online.
In the last two years we have raised over $100,000 dollars, both as individual contributions and through the retirement dinner for Carol Vendrillo, our past Program Chair. With this money we have been able to update 7 pocket guides and develop 2 new titles. Our newest addition to the pocket guide series – Pocket Guide to Workers Compensation – is a huge success. Currently we are planning new titles on factfinding and mediation, among others. We continue to update our more than 20 pocket guide titles on a regular basis, with 4 new editions scheduled for later this year.
CPER Online Journal continues to feature articles by experts and report on recent developments in the field. We took a bold move last year when we went green and put the Journal online. Since then we have had a major uptick in our Web traffic, moving us in ranking from 10th to 4th on the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) Web, one of the busiest websites on the research branch of UC Berkeley.
In the future we plan to extend CPER's online journal's reach to scholars and practitioners nationwide. In addition we will advance our own research agenda to include the full spectrum of workplace issues, both public and private and within and beyond California.
The CPER website is a known destination in labor and employment relations. Since we uploaded our online journal CPER we have increased our viewing to between 7,500 and 10,000 "hits" a month. This is a 60% increase over previous traffic.
We are establishing a long-term campaign, one that is economical and efficient. This fundraising plan will provide annual sponsorship options that will also benefit our contributors.
To showcase our supporters, we have developed a place on our site for our "partners" to have a more noticeable presence. We've created levels of yearly partnerships that offer complimentary pocket guides and subscriptions, and give you the option to include your logo and a description of your organization on our website.
We are very pleased and excited to launch this partner recognition program, and we hope that many interested arbitrators, attorneys, professional firms, government agencies, and human resources professionals will join other key members of the public sector labor relations community in providing crucial support for CPER. The larger your sponsorship, the greater the impact your contribution will have on CPER's statewide audience.
We are hopeful that you will partner with us. The CPER Program has been in existence since 1969. We are optimistic that, with your help, we can extend CPER's run and continue to provide proactive research and publications. We look forward to hearing from you.
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
2521 Channing Way
When we receive your donation, we will contact you within 10 business days to work out the details of getting your logo, setting up subscriptions, and mailing pocket guides, depending on the amount of the contribution. Thank you for your support!
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