We spent the years between 1999 and the end of 2007 travelling all over the country driving the foundation van—more than 100,000 miles all told.
We always want to meet face to face with people when we can, but haven't travelled much since that time because can't afford to cover expenses ahead of time. When we do travel outside of Ojai, we need local people who are willing to help cover the expenses and organize and publicize the events.
John welcomes all invitations to speak anywhere. He will speak to any group of people willing to listen. He will come and present an short 45 min introductory talk (or a 1 1/2 hour workshop) at conferences, schools, colleges, radio shows, etc.
The way we organize our trips is that the local hosting person/group provides a meeting room and also takes care of publicizing the event through placement of posters in strategic places, local newspapers, local email list, etc.
All expenses incurred by event organizers to produce a meeting are considered charitable gifts and are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.
All donations and/or fees received at events go to The River Ganga Foundation.
We announce the event in our email newsletter, on our website, and several other event listing websites.
If we can, we contact people on our mailing list who live in your area and ask them if they are willing to work with you in organizing and publicizing these meetings.
We send you PDF files with a poster, a flyer, as well as all the content for publicity, such as copy for a newspaper listing, an image-ready file for a newspaper ad, etc.
We do as much work as we possibly can online in order to use the money we are given as effectively and economically as possible.
Online meetings are not only financially affordable, they are actually quite wonderful. They allow us to meet with people all around the world at the same time. They require very little effort, and they are absolutely free of charge to anyone with an internet connection.
It would certainly be possible to arrange an online meeting with any group of people who would be interested in meeting with John and Carla this way.
Thank you so much for considering all this. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.