Volume 18
Issue 1

Your help with any of the following special needs would greatly increase our effectiveness. To make a donation, or for more information, contact Bob Benson at bbenson@batcon.org or at (512) 327-9721, ext. 27.

Multimedia Projector

Demand for educational programs by BCI staff is at an all-time high, but our audiovisual equipment is limited as well as outdated. A Phillips Hopper SV20 projector will provide sharper image quality and allow staff to download hundreds of lecture templates, images, clip art, and sound clips when used with our laptop computer. This equipment will also be invaluable at workshops and conferences throughout the year. A donation to help BCI purchase one or two of these much-needed projectors would be greatly appreciated ($3,200 each).

2000 Foundation Directory

Online Service

BCI’s Development Department has always relied on the Foundation Directory for information on potential funding. Now that this service is online, it offers many new benefits, including the ability to easily generate targeted lists of funding prospects from among more than 10,000 of the nation’s largest foundations. A flexible subscription plan allows access for $20 per month. We would be very thankful for a one- or two-year gift subscription ($240 or $480, respectively).

Field Equipment—Mist Nets

Despite great care, the mist nets we use to safely capture bats in the wild frequently get damaged beyond repair. Last year, with an unprecedented number of workshops and ecotours, our dwindling supply met its limits. We would be grateful for donations to purchase 12 new nets—four each of three sizes: 18-foot ($58); 30-foot ($70); and 42-foot ($94); for a total cost of $888.