What might a Systems Analyst (SA) with AIDS want to know from the Director of a medical research funding organization (D)? SA —Thank you for agreeing to see me. I’m here because I’m

seropositive for the AIDS virus. I want to do something about it. D —Well, our organization doesn’t canvas for funds directly, but

if you are able to make a donation, that could help. SA —I think I might be able to make a more distinctive

contribution. My original training was as a design engineer. For the past 20 years I’ve been a systems analyst advising organizations, mainly in the private sector, how to make their operations more efficient,

D —If you could apply your skills to increase the efficiency of fundraising for AIDS research…

SA —Only if I can be sure that it is really a shortage of funds that is limiting progress.