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Subject: Please help SciDev.Net reach its registration target for 2006
At the beginning of this year, we promised our donors that we would try to increase the number of people who have registered with SciDev.Net by 40 per cent — from 20,000 to 28,000.
As of this morning (29 December), the figure stands at 27,765, which means that we are still 235 short of our target, with three days to go.
We can still make our target, but we need your help to do so.
You can help by persuading one — or preferably more — of your friends and/or colleagues to register with us. In doing so, they will be eligible to receive our free weekly email alert, listing all new items added to the SciDev.Net website over the previous seven days.
As an incentive, we will enter both your name and that of the new registrant(s) into our anniversary draw, the first prize of which is an annual subscription to New Scientist magazine (for further details, see here: http://www.scidev.net/anniversary2006).
There are also a number of runners-up prizes. But even if you are not among the winners, helping us to achieve our annual target for new registrants is a small (and cost-free) way of demonstrating your support for our activities.
We hope that we can continue to enjoy your support in the future. And I would like to take this opportunity to offer you my own best wishes for 2007.
Director, Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)