Since 2010 I've been paying the monthly fees for this NING site, about a year ago the cost tripled, I've looked into ways to raise money, I've asked Tourism NB to help out since they link to us for their Birdwatching Info.
I could allow advertising but that means upgrading the site and a larger monthly fee. Paid membership is out of the question, it too costs more and the site doesn't cost that much.
I did start a PATREON ACCOUNT (under Birding New Brunswick) but it seems complicated and after a couple hours filling out forms I'm not sure if it even works.
If anyone knows of a related business that would like to support us in exchange for a mention and link to a website please let them know.
Or if anyone would like to help out with a very small contribution that would be wonderful too.
On Jimmy Dee's advice I started a gofundme campaign. That seems perfect, we can do it once a year like PBS.
I would like to contribute a cash amount but the Patreon site only has an option for contributions by post. Perhaps I am missing something???
Yeah, I tried to configure it for just a single donation. It's either monthly or per post I guess. I didn't want it monthly, maybe just e-transfer? My personal email is set up with my bank account, so firstname.lastname@example.org
Yikes, some quick support here, if/when we go over, I'll need to set up a different account and look for advice and a project to sponsor.
Hi Dwayne, can I give you some help on this site sometime I am at the market for some suet? Perhaps others who drop in to see you could also do it this way. I don't do email transfers although I could also mail a cheque if I had an address to mail it to.
I'll see you soon enough, don't send a cheque.
Thanks, you are right I am down to my last bag of suet. :-) See you soon.
A donation jar at the Market would likely do the trick, but I've had so many things stolen there...it would be too tempting.
It's $99 US per month right now, so as their dollar drops so does the cost. I have a personal PayPal account, maybe it'd be a good idea to set one up for this site.
Any advice on setting up a pay pal account? My best options seem to be non-profit organization. This isn't like a registered non-profit.
Do any of the nature clubs have accounts?
I would certainly be willing to send a cheque TO YOU, Dwayne. Just PM me with what you need.
what about ducks unlimited
what kind of money would be needed from each subscriber
Not very much, it's $99 US per month, it's not even $1 for each member annually, that's what makes it difficult, I don't want to go over. A couple businesses or gov't sponsor would be easier.