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CMF List Serve
An Electronic Discussion Forum


WHAT IS CMF List Serve?

CMF-List Serve is an initiative of the Centre for Micro-Finance (CMF), Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal. The purpose of CMF-List Serve is to provide an electronic communication and networking tool for all those who are involved in the promotion of sustainable Micro-Finance in Nepal. CMF-List Serve is aimed specifically at sharing information about Microfinance in Nepal among promoters, donors and practitioners. The focus of the list is on practitioners within Nepal and on information about initiatives, practices and funding relating to Microfinance in Nepal.

The objectives of CMF List Serve are:

To support networking among Nepalese Microfinance practitioners and promoters
To provide a forum for discussion among Nepalese practitioners and promoters of Microfinance about Microfinance issues in Nepal

HOW DOES CMF List Serve WORK?

Person/institution interested in the sector can send an email message requesting for subscription to CMF list serve at cmf@cmfnepal.org. CMF-List Serve is a tool which puts all subscribers on an equal footing and each subscriber's voice is heard as loudly as that of others. It is a tool for sharing rather than receiving information and requires the input of interested and innovative subscribers.

WHAT KIND OF MESSAGES DO SUBSCRIBERS SEND?

Since CMF-List Serve's purpose is to serve the interests of promoters and practitioners of Microfinance in Nepal, subscribers may send anything that may be of interest to others in the field of Micro-Finance in Nepal.

Some examples of messages are:

  • an announcement of an upcoming seminar
  • a job vacancy related to micro-finance
  • a question for discussion
  • an editorial comment on an Microfinance issue
  • a simple request for information.
  • an internet site just discovered related to Microfinance

In short, you can send anything that you think might be of interest to people who are working in this field. We particularly encourage Nepalese subscribers to participate and contribute information from Nepal about Nepal.

WILL MESSAGES BE CENSORED?

Once you are subscribed to the discussion list, no one will edit or filter messages on Microfinance Nepal. However, on occasion, the discussion facilitator may intervene to remind users when they overlook certain rules or to get discussions back on track. CMF reserves the right to cancel the subscriptions of those who abuse the mailing list or fail to respect these guidelines.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR PARTICIPATING IN CMF-List Serve  ?

  • Request at cmf@cmfnepal.org . CMF can approve your subscription as soon as possible
  • Once you have received a message that confirms your subscription, please send a message to cmf-list@cmfnepal.org containing information about your work and your interest in Microfinance in Nepal. This is for the benefit of all other subscribers so that they know who they are sending messages to.
  • You are now a member of the CMF-List Serve discussion forum. You may post messages and reply to the messages of others.
  • When you no longer wish to take part in CMF-List Serve or when you decide to change addresses, please unsubscribe  by sending email message again at cmf@cmfnepal.org,  so that we know you are no longer a subscriber.

WHAT ARE THE RULES OF CMF-List Serve  ?

  • It is prohibited to send an electronic junk mail which is of no use to anyone.
  • Basic email courtesy should be respected.
  • No shouting, this means WRITING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS which is hard to read
  • No flaming (this means being overly abusive to persons with whom you disagree)
  • Messages should not be very long. If you have a document which you would like to share, just summarize it and give people your email address so they can contact you personally if they are interested in receiving it.
  • Please do not send attachments.

HOW MUCH DOES CMF-List Serve COST ?

CMF-List Serve does not cost anything in addition to your regular email costs. You do not need to pay to subscribe, but you must contribute in order to benefit.

IS CMF-List Serve AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS OUTSIDE OF NEPAL?

Yes. However, the subjects of discussion should relate to Microfinance issues and concerns and it is hoped that mostly Nepalese Microfinance practitioners will contribute.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBSCRIBING TO AND USING CMF-List Serve

These instructions are standard for all. Please follow these instructions to subscribe. 

1.

Send an email message to the server at the following address: cmf@cmfnepal.org

2.

Please write Subscribe in the subject line

3.

In the message body, please write few lines about yourself.

4.

After you send the message, CMF will acknowledge receipt of your message.

5.

Once you are subscribed to the discussion list, we request that you send a message introducing your self to the other discussion participants so that they may know who they are sending messages to.

6.

If you have any confusion on how to use the CMF-List Serve discussion forum, please do not hesitate to contact at the Center for Microfinance (CMF), Nepal  

7.

Upon subscribing, you should also receive an introductory message, containing list policies and features. Save this message for future reference

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Please send an email at cmf@cmfnepal.org to unsubscribe from the list.

In order to learn more about CMF-List Serve, or if you are having difficulties, please contact at CMF. CMF would like to provide as much support to users of CMF-List Serve as possible
Happy Networking!!
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