Contributions to the Expansion Fund are used to support new programs as approved by the Board of Directors. This fund has supported the new AmSAT website launched in 2010 and the AmSAT video released in 2012.
The purpose of this fund is to honor members and their commitment to the Alexander Technique through support of education, research, and cultural development programs that further the mission and objectives of AmSAT. Funds from this fund have been used to provide scholarships to help enable trainees to attend AGMs, and also fund the annual Research Grant.
It’s Time to Update the AmSAT Website!
The AmSAT website was introduced in 2010, the same year as the iPad. In the past 6 years, there have been tremendous updates to website technology. Updating the website will help AmSAT be at the top of Google searches because we will use a responsive platform – one that adjusts to desktop, tablet and phones. We will also be able to seamlessly integrate with our membership database, which means you will only need ONE password to update your profile and pay your dues. Best of all, when you update your membership information, it is immediately updated in the Teacher Directory, ensuring new students can find you.
Technology costs have also decreased since 2010, when the website development cost $30,000. This website revision will only cost $10,000. But, this is still too much for our lean AmSAT budget. If each member contributes just $20, we can cover these costs. If you can pay a little more, that will help other members who are just starting as teachers and developing their student base. Your contribution is tax deductible, and you will receive a letter documenting your contribution. If you would prefer to make your contribution by check, send it payable to AmSAT with "website donation" written on the memo line to:
11 West Monument Avenue, Suite 510
Dayton, OH 45402
The Website Task Force will work with AmSAT staff on the design of the new site and the copy. If you are interested in joining this task force, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.