The INCOSE Foundation Global Member Project has made exciting progress in the last few weeks to expand membership to people in geographic areas where the annual GDP makes it financially prohibitive for students and professionals to take advantage of INCOSE resources through membership. Our initial outreach, which has the full endorsement of INCOSE leadership, is in Africa and we have MOUs with the University of Nairobi and the University of Lagos.
The reason I am reaching out to you now is because we know this program will have interest to companies worldwide. It is important to employers to have certified and qualified workforces and INCOSE resources can make that possible. Having spent my career in raising money, I know the single most important boost to an application - after an outstanding mission - is having a connection and a champion. I am hoping you can both direct me to the right place in your company and also indicate your support of what we are doing.
Individual gifts are also welcome, of course. A recent $500 gift, for instance, ensures student membership for 10 people! Our plan is to add 100 student members by IS 2023. Both of the MOU Universities have significant engineering departments with upwards of thousands of students - all who will be seeking employment in the next several years.
A gift of $2500 will help us enroll an additional 50 student members,
A gift of $4000 allows 50 people to take the ASEP exam,
A $15,000 gift underwrites the program for the next year.
The INCOSE Foundation recognizes all gifts appropriately. We welcome the opportunity to help you and your company structure sponsorship support for our work with the most mutual benefit.
I - and every other board member - look forward to working with you.
Holly Witte, Managing Director
The INCOSE Foundation