about the past, present, and future of learning!

$7,615 raised

$15,000 goal

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” --Winston Churchill

Across many cultures, perseverance is a treasured trait. For Finnish people, the word sisu is particularly special. Its meaning is a combination of perseverance, courage, and rational behavior in the face of problems, adversity. When things get tough, a Finn demonstrates sisu.

Here at MOTAL we definitely incorporated the meaning of sisu. Despite the enormous obstacles 2020 has thrown in our path, we have accomplished a great deal. Thank you for your enthusiasm for our online articles, as well as for your support and generosity over the past year.

As 2021 approaches, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations depend on donations, and we are no different, We ARE different, however, in that with the onset of the pandemic, our strategies had to change but we have continued to educate people about education. Our plans for the new year include:

  • Continuing our current strategy of posting trustworthy and informative articles.
  • Launching a COVID-19 oral history project that will record the thoughts of educators and parents as they struggle with the challenge of educating children in this difficult environment.

For our operational essentials, MOTAL will depend on the generosity of those who enjoy and benefit from our services—namely, YOU. As the holiday season approaches, we are asking you to help us raise a total of $15,000 for our 2021 programs. Please consider making a donation. Any amount you can give, from $10 to $300 (or beyond), will help us achieve our mission.

Through the generosity of our entire board of directors, we are able to match all contributions up to $6,000, starting NOW.

Thank you in advance!

Greta Kallio Nagel, PhD, President and CEO

whose grandparents were Finnish immigrants

Our website is WWW.MOTAL.ORG

P.S. Help us keep the momentum going! Look for Year-End Giving posts on our social media platforms and share these messages to inspire your friends, family members, and others to get involved.