||Help us help you
March 1, 2017
The time has come for us to ask for your help. NAASCA needs volunteers (and donations) to achieve the plans we have for the coming year. We're self-supporting through our own contributions, depending on a group of dedicated volunteers who participate by doing the actual work, and on voluntary contributions from our NAASCA family members. We've no dues or fees. We have no 'funding' and are not supported by any outside groups.
To be clear we'll never do less than we're already doing, but some desired future projects, NAASCA printed materials and video presentations for example, cost more than I'm willing to ask any individual member to support.
Membership at NAASCA is simply a matter of self-declaring one's volunteer participation and agreement with our important cause. We describe ourselves as a grassroots "NAASCA family."
We're all non-paid volunteers, and the core group of those who keep this effort going are extremely dedicated to the commitment they've made to the NAASCA family and experience. While we're all responsible to some degree for OUTREACH (spreading our web site and effort) and helping to FUNDRAISE (encouraging financial contributions to support our efforts), we have some specific volunteer opportunities I'd like to highlight:
|Web site management
||daily updates for NAASCA.org and LACP.org
||an hour or two each morning
||gathering and preparing Newsletter content
||periodic, but at least once a month
|Regional directors / ambassadors
||be the official NAASCA representative in your area
||ongoing - need to be available as contact
|Talk show coordinator
||keep in touch with potential and returning guests
||ongoing - work closely with CEO / host
|Video / editing tech crew
||help create NAASCA videos with CEO Bill Murray
||unknown, must be in Los Angeles area
|Social media monitors, moderators
||respond to posts and keep NAASCA message clear
||daily - we have numerous groups, many members
|Twitter account manager
||presenting NAASCA topics / articles on Twitter
||periodic and in coordination with CEO
|Writers / bloggers
||create content in NAASCA's name for publication
||varies - will coordinate with CEO
||create relationships with media people
||varies - will coordinate with CEO
|Fund raisers / grant writers
||hold fund raising events or seek donors / support
||as needed - no one's doing this now
|Speakers for events
||represent NAASCA as a presenter on various topics
||as needed, for members of the NAASCA family only
||be on web site with email, phone number
||ongoing, must be well versed in all NAASCA efforts
||work closely with CEO / Board on anything they need
||ongoing - good common organizational skills
Write to us here if you'd like to be a NAASCA volunteer.
Please let us know:
1) your particular area(s) of interests,
2) of your special skills set that you might offer,
3) and about your schedule .. how busy you are and how much time you might be able to set aside for NAASCA.
4) NOTE: please be sure to include your phone number
If you want to volunteer just write to: Bmurray3rd@aol.com with the info requested above, including your phone number.
I'm quite proud of how much has been achieved already. About 30 FREE programs and services are now offered by the un-funded, grassroots National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) organization. They're available to the global community that fights against child abuse and trauma.
As I mentioned, we receive no financial support of funding. These projects are all the result of hard working volunteers and paid for out of their own pockets.
A description of many of these programs / services may be found listed on the HIGHLIGHTS page on the NAASCA web site:
Many of us speak out during appearances as "special guests" on our Internet-based, six-night-a-week "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio show (all but Saturday nights, always at 8pm EST). Others participate by calling in .. sharing .. or by using our always present chat room.
Have you listened? Have you appeared? We need to break the silence. I hope you'll decide you want to be a part of this, and if so ..
Welcome to the NAASCA family !
Yours in service,
323 / 552-6150
Adult Survivor web site:
Talk Show home page:
PS: We're now incorporated as an official 501(c)3, a charity, in the state of Florida (mailing address in Los Angeles). We're still self-supporting through our own contributions (we have no outside funding to date) and your tax deductible donation is most appreciated !!
EARLY HISTORY - pre 2011
NAASCA and its "sister site" LACP.org (LA Community Policing, which deals with issues of public safety) are grassroots non-profit efforts. Over time we'd inadvertently allowed LACP, which was briefly a 501(c)3 charity, to slip into "inactive" status at the CA Secretary of State.
We wrote asking for instructions on what we'd have to do to put us back in good stead (and sent the required / requested fee). But we never heard anything.
We felt it was probable that what we'll need to do is send in some "blank" tax returns (or at least form with a bunch of zeroes as to income / donations) since we'd not asked for or accepted any contributions for six or seven years.
We continued our daily work, by this time in its 10th year, and continued to run the non profit out-of-pocket .. my pocket, mostly.
We were eager to do even more great work ay LA Community Policing (the web site is updated daily and now has some 6000 pages of articles, resources and information).
Under the same
conditions we launched the new National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), where the purpose was to educate and engage people about all the issues of child abuse and trauma .. prevention, intervention and recovery.
Originally strictly an LACP project, our "Community Matters" Internet based talk radio show had already done over 150 episodes. Now we began additional week night episodes under the "Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) name, where child abuse issues are always the topics. We also produced few video blogs or YouTube tapes.
We never did get back on "active" non profit status, so our original tax ID number no longer allowed community members like you to make tax deduct able donations .. but we knew the time would come where we'd ask for your support.
In the meantime we continue to do our work as best we can on our own dime, happily engaged in serving the public, knowing that many folks use our web sites, hear our shows, and take advantage of the information we provide.
And that, quite simply, is satisfying ..
Yours in service,
LACP / NAASCA founder