Dear Foregen Supporters,
This is an introduction to something new and exciting that we’d like start! We'd like to announce that we'll now be sending out a bimonthly newsletter, The Foregen Future. We recognize the importance of each and every one of our supporters and donors and we want to better update you all on important information. This will serve as a summary for everything we’ve done over a two month period, even for those of you who check social media often or that prefer email for communication.
The Foregen newsletter has three aims: First, to satisfy current supporters and donor requests for updates. Second, so we can provide reassuring updates and news to keep everyone engaged in Foregen’s work. Third, we hope with this newsletter project to encourage readers to participate in activism, and to direct these efforts to help push our cause forward. Also, if you happen to find content that you think may be of interest to us, send it our way and we might include it in our newsletter or social media postings!
The majority of the newsletter will consist of content similar to that produced by a newspaper. We will be providing information on news or updates from Foregen, which could be a breakthrough, or events, such as the gay pride celebration coming up in NYC. We’d also like to include news or updates from the wider intactivist community; for example the documentary American Circumcision that Brendon Marotta is working on. There will of course be other topics besides these, but this is simply to give you all an idea.
Now we’d like to review a few of the important things that have occurred over the past few months.
We’ve booked a booth and will be attending the NYC Gay Pride Celebration to help spread the word about Foregen’s mission. We’ll have Foregen members and volunteers there as well as people marching with Intact America. We’ll have flyers and information to hand so hopefully we’ll see an influx in supporters and donations!
We hit our second biggest month for donations in May with a total of $9,633, almost half of our monthly goal.
We announced that our lab work should be done in June with a publication coming in July of this year.
We added Julian, our new Instagram lead to help with our social media outreach effort and gain new supporters
We also added Robert, our new Director of Events who will enable Foregen to spread it’s message even further
Made connections to help us facilitate our eventual conversion to a for-profit organization and continue our research
To date we’ve raised $191,005, along with $40,000 from the HuFo kickstarter in 2015, for over $230,000
We’ve added over 1,000 supporters on our Nation Builder platform since the beginning of this year (used for keeping track of our base and maintaining our website) along with other growth across our other social media platforms. One of the biggest has been Reddit - /r/Foregen - growing from 186 on June 15th, 2016 to 723 on the same day this year, a 537 increase!
Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoyed it. If you like what we’re doing please head over to our website and consider making a donation. Forward this newsletter to a friend as well if you think they would be interested! If you’re already a donor and supporter, thank you for your contributions, and we look forward to what the future holds for us together!
The Foregen Team