Tuesday, July 24, 2007

AIDS Alliance Groups...

I find it absolutely frustrating...
I am trying to find a so called AIDS Alliance organization that would be willing to help me with my thesis and graduate show. I wrote emails...my first wave...and still no response. Not even one that says: "We are not interesting in your crap!" But not even that indignation is granted. Nothing.

1. These were affiliations located in S.Korea
2. I don't have a number 2 right now...

Should I:
1) Go to phase two and start calling
2) Start emailing US affiliates



At July 25, 2007 at 9:19 PM , Blogger don't call me chuck woolery... said...

if i were you, i would start contacting the US affiliates for a response.

At July 26, 2007 at 3:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you didn't read my comment...

At July 28, 2007 at 7:06 AM , Blogger don't call me chuck woolery... said...


Nonprofits are always trying to sediment parternships to leverage their program resources. I do this on a daily basis for work, where I have to contact other organizations and see if we can partner, come up with a plan for hte joint-venture, etc. In addition, 50% of the partnerships I initiate are dropped later. Not every interested volunteer can help enough to make up for the work we had to plac and support this volunteers throughout a project? does this make sense?

What I mean to say is that you should not take it so personally, because you are not deadling with a profit-driven bunch. It is not like they cal you back right away! Give it a couple days!

Also, if AIDS is such a taboo there, it makes sense they might not want to work with an american..

In terms of access to information, you are probably better off contacting US-based NGOs, simply because we have a whole set of regulations, including the sarbanes-oxley act which ensures the public access to ANY public organizations' records, including financial.

Lastly, if I were you, I would reach out to university departments focused on HIV/AIDS research, They are usually associated with the NGOs somehow - at least here!


At July 28, 2007 at 7:19 AM , Blogger don't call me chuck woolery... said...


I did a quick search and found a list of Korean NGOs. Check them out if you haven't yet! Pasted as follows:

Korean Federation of Medical Groups for Health Rights (KFHR)
[Association of Physicians for Humanism/ Association of Korea Doctors for Health Rights/ Korea Dentists Association for Health Society/ Korean Pharmacists For Democratic Society/ Solidarity for Worker's Health]
Solidarity for HIV/AIDS Human Rights of Korea NANURI+
[Public Pharmaceutical Center/ Korean Pharmacists For Democratic Society/Sarangbang group for Human Rights/ Solidarity for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Human Rights of Korea/ Korean gaymen's Human Rights Group 'Chingusai' ]
Health Right Network
Consolidation for Medical Consume
Solidarity for People's Health Rights(SPHR)
People's Solidarity for Social Progress
Intellectual Property Left (IPLeft)
Korea HIV/AIDS Network of Solidarity (KANOS)
Korea Leukemia Patients Group

At July 29, 2007 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Joseph Lee said...

Thanks...will definitely look into them.

Thanks Again


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