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Author Topic: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition  (Read 4118 times)

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ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« on: September 21, 2011, 09:07:14 am »
It's (past time) for The Cauldron's Annual donation drive. When we moved to a VPS a few years ago our hosting costs jumped from about $200 a year to just over $800 a year (plus a few dollars more for domain fees and the like). Thanks to a number of members of The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum who made either annual or monthly donations, we have managed to pay the server bill every month when it is due on the 1st of the month. It's time to refill the till for our next year of hosting.

We'd really like to thank everyone who gave money for the server bills over the last year. Those who donated have made it possible for The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum to remain on the Internet from September 2010 to now. However, the account is pretty bare and it's now time to raise money for the next server year. We need your donations to keep The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's message board up. There are two ways you can donate.

OPTION 1: Make An "Anonymous" Donation in Any Amount

If you are not a member of the message board  -- or are a member but do not want a donor button to appear on your posts or wish to donate a non-standard amount, you can make an "anonymous" donation (which will not cause any "donor" notation on your posts) in any amount via the Paypal link below. You do NOT need a Paypal account to donate. After Paypal fees, we get at least 85% to 90% of the money you donate. This is the best way to donate for many people as it only happens once and you don't have to remember that you have a monthly subscription coming out of your Paypal account.

 

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If you are logged into the message board, you can make a donation (via Donation Subscriptions in your Profile) at the Bronze Donor (US$5.00), Silver Donor (US$10.00) or Gold Donor (US$15.00) level and get a special button that will appear on your posts as well have access to our Donor only areas, more PM storage, more space for attachments, etc. These special benefits will last for one month (or one year if you elect the annual donation option) and can be renewed by extending your subscription. You can elect to make a one time donation or to set up a Paypal subscription that will automatically renew your donation each month or year until you cancel the subscription at Paypal. You can find the "Paid Subscriptions" link in your "Settings" menu on your profile. Payments are made via Paypal but you do not need a Paypal account to donate (unless you wish to set up a recurring donation subscription).

Note: If you currently have a recurring monthly Donation subscription, you do not need to do anything to donate for 2011. Your current Donation subscription will continue until you cancel it (or your payment source disappears if you are paying with a credit card and forget to keep its expiration date, etc. current) at PayPal.

If you are a member of our message board (and are logged in), this link will take you directly to the Paid Subscription area of your Settings:

   

If you are able to donate, please make a donation for 2011 as soon as possible -- right now would be great. The Cauldron's web site, message board, MUX, and other features depend on your donations to continue. This is even more true this year as the continuing terrible economy reduces our small advertising income to almost nothing.
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 08:33:03 am »
Quote from: RandallS;21475
If you are able to donate, please make a donation for 2011 as soon as possible -- right now would be great. The Cauldron's web site, message board, MUX, and other features depend on your donations to continue.

As of the morning of September 27th, we are at about 57% of our goal.  A big thank you to everyone who has donated so far.
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 09:43:53 pm »
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As of the morning of September 27th, we are at about 57% of our goal.  A big thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

Actually, we were at 47% this morning. I fat-fingered the notice and then copied what I had in the notice here.  However, we are at about 60% tonight -- so the 57% typo wasn't really that far off for September 27th as a whole.

Apologies for the confusion.  And much thanks to today's hefty donor!
« Last Edit: September 27, 2011, 09:44:58 pm by RandallS »
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 08:23:40 am »
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If you are able to donate, please make a donation for 2011 as soon as possible -- right now would be great. The Cauldron's web site, message board, MUX, and other features depend on your donations to continue.

As of early morning on October 1st, we are at around 67-68% of our goal. We are getting there, folks. Thanks for the donations. Please consider donating if you have not yet done so.
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 09:24:19 am »
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As of early morning on October 1st, we are at around 67-68% of our goal. We are getting there, folks. Thanks for the donations. Please consider donating if you have not yet done so.

 
I'll do the usual thing, it'll be Tuesday tho', Monday is bank holiday. ;)
So just to let you know. :)
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
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Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 12:02:43 pm »
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I'll do the usual thing, it'll be Tuesday tho', Monday is bank holiday. ;)
So just to let you know. :)

Thanks, Tana!
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011, 12:52:33 am »
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Thanks, Tana!

 
It will probably be another two weeks before I can swing it, but I can hopefully do the bronze donor thing for a year. That won't be too late will it?
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 08:12:39 am »
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It will probably be another two weeks before I can swing it, but I can hopefully do the bronze donor thing for a year. That won't be too late will it?

It's NEVER too late. People add and cancel donor subscriptions throughout the year.
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 06:22:44 pm »
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If you are able to donate, please make a donation for 2011 as soon as possible -- right now would be great. The Cauldron's web site, message board, MUX, and other features depend on your donations to continue. This is even more true this year as the continuing terrible economy reduces our small advertising income to almost nothing.

We hit about 75% of out goal today. Given we were at 47% on September 27th, we are doing good. With luck, perhaps we can have the donation drive wrapped up early next week! Thanks to everyone who has donated!
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 10:04:48 pm »
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Saddly its not that much but perhaps I can add a bit more later.  Will the donation button stay active through out the year?

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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 10:36:15 pm »
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Saddly its not that much but perhaps I can add a bit more later.  Will the donation button stay active through out the year?

Thanks for your donation!

There's a donation button in the right sidebar all year. The one at the top of the forum will go away once it hit our goal (which should be relatively soon at current donation rates) as it takes up too much space.
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 12:36:09 pm »
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If you are able to donate, please make a donation for 2011 as soon as possible -- right now would be great. The Cauldron's web site, message board, MUX, and other features depend on your donations to continue. This is even more true this year as the continuing terrible economy reduces our small advertising income to almost nothing.

As of October 7th we are at 89-90% of our goal (around 89.58% for those who like "exact")!
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 08:44:07 am »
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If you are able to donate, please make a donation for 2011 as soon as possible -- right now would be great. The Cauldron's web site, message board, MUX, and other features depend on your donations to continue. This is even more true this year as the continuing terrible economy reduces our small advertising income to almost nothing.

If my calculations are correct, we are about $47.00 (actually 46 and some odd cents) away from our goal.
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2011, 06:01:12 pm »
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If my calculations are correct, we are about $47.00 (actually 46 and some odd cents) away from our goal.

We hit our goal this morning. Thanks to everyone who has donated or signed up for a subscription!
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Re: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2011 Edition
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 04:03:50 am »
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We hit our goal this morning. Thanks to everyone who has donated or signed up for a subscription!


Yay! :)
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