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Author Topic: ADMIN: Annual Donation Drive -- 2009 Edition  (Read 2402 times)
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« Topic Start: August 24, 2009, 04:52:10 pm »

In previous years, we have held our annual donation drive during the first two months of the year. Last year we moved to a paid virtual private server in September and October when Bob's server (which he had been allowing us to use for free) died after 10 years of service. Our hosting costs jumped from about $200 a year to just over $800 a year. 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 -- although it has been close a few times.

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 2008 to August 2009. However, 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 85% to 90% of the money you donate.

    http://www.ecauldron.com/donatepaypal.php

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Note: If you currently have a recurring monthly Donation subscription, you do not need to do anything to donate for 2009. Your current Donation subscription will continue until you cancel it at PayPal.

If you are a member of our message board, this link will take you directly to the Donation Subscription area of your Profile (with a stop to log in if you are not already logged in):

    http://www.ecauldron.net/profiledonations.php

If you are able to donate, please make a donation for 2009 as soon as possible. The Cauldron's web site, message board, chat rooms, MUX, and this newsletter depend on your donations to continue. This is even more true this year as the terrible economy has cut our small advertising income to almost nothing.

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« Reply #1: September 28, 2009, 04:21:08 pm »



We are in the last week of our 2009 donation drive and (as of this morning) are at about 83% of our goal. There is still plenty of time to donate during this years drive as the drive runs through this weekend. (And, of course, donations are accepted at any time.

I'd like to thank everyone who has donated. Your donations -- be they small or large -- are appreciated and are what keeps The Cauldron's web site, message board, chats, mux, etc. on the Internet. Without your donations, TC would be running on some ad-filled, slow free message board service and most of our special features would not be here.  Thank you very much Cauldron Supporters!
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« Reply #2: October 04, 2009, 08:27:45 am »



Today is the last official day of our 2009 Donation Drive. Between direct donations and pledged amounts (monthly donations) we are at about 95.5% of our $800 goal (the server bill is $60/month with a few annual extras like domain name payments) as I write this. If you'd like to donate, see the first message in this thread for links.
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