Become a supporter of the Albert Einstein Institution

The Albert Einstein Institution is in immediate danger.

This year, three of our largest donors have suffered misfortunes beyond their control. Without their support, we have lost the majority of our annual income, and we will not be able to sustain our operations through the summer.

At the same time our work is in greater demand than ever.
We are receiving requests for our workshops, consultations, and publications from activists throughout the world on a daily basis — from pro-democracy groups in the Congo to anti-corruption activists in Brazil and those working to put an end to violence in Yemen and many, many more.

We have also been active in promoting strategic nonviolent action among new audiences. Last month we held our first extensive workshop for top climate change activists in the United States, and just last week, our Executive Director, Jamila Raqib’s, official TED Talk premiered on PBS.

And the worst part is, those who are abusing human rights throughout the world would love nothing better than for us to close our doors. Today in Angola, fifteen young people are serving jail sentences of between five to eight years just for reading our books. Our work in particular is being targeted by many authoritarian regimes throughout the world.

Needless to say - we can't let them win.

We are hoping that enough people like you will get behind our mission and help to save this Institution. For the first time in our 33-year history, we are asking individuals to become ongoing supporters by making monthly pledges. This is the kind of grassroots support that can make our work succeed. As you will see below, we are offering a variety of gifts to show our gratitude for your support.

Monthly Donation Levels and Thank-You Gifts
Monthly updates from AEI
Monthly updates on current affairs in nonviolent action
How Nonviolent Struggle Works, and a signed photo of Gene Sharp
Monthly updates PLUS a signed photo of Gene Sharp and a complimentary copy of How Nonviolent Struggle Works
Smuggling covers
All of the above PLUS a limited-edition copy of From Dictatorship to Democracy with one of several faux "smuggling" covers and a special foreword honoring the activists who continue to read this book under conditions of severe repression
Waging Nonviolent Struggle, and How to Start a Revolution
All of the above PLUS a copy of Waging Nonviolent Struggle and the DVD How to Start a Revolution
Online seminars
All of the above PLUS one seat in a 5-week online seminar in nonviolent action. The seat is transferable to the person of your choice (We will be in touch to determine 2016 seminar dates)
One-time donations
We welcome and appreciate one-time contributions.
Large Gifts
We invite you to contact our Executive Director, Jamila Raqib, if you wish to discuss a larger contribution.
Jamila Raqib
(617) 247-4882
Or you may mail a check payable to:
Albert Einstein Institution
P.O. Box 455
East Boston, MA 02128
  • For contributions of $1,000 or more, we will be pleased to send you all the gifts listed above.