Nice interview with Access Fund Executive Director Brady Robinson by The Adventure Journal:
I think if climbers took a moment to learn more about what we do, how much we accomplish, and how small of an organization we actually are, a lot more people would join and see their $35 membership as a bargain. Fact is, the majority of our funding comes from individual climbers. If climbers didn’t support us, we wouldn’t be here, period. One of my favorite things is when a climber who has known about us for a long time, and thinks we’re big and powerful, comes to visit our office. There is often a look of surprise and slight disappointment on their face – they can’t believe how small we actually are but they don’t want to offend me by saying so. So funny. We definitely punch way above our weight, which I’m really proud of. We are doing a lot with a little, so climbers should be confident that their money is being used wisely.