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 see BugGuide is hoping to raise $90,000.00. I hope they have more success than BNB which seems to be struggling to raise $1,500.00.
They're probably spending more time soliciting donations, I just don't have the time, I've spend a day on this thread and a couple days calling business (with zero luck). What you guys sent me is a tremendous help.
Dwayne, it has been several weeks since you asked us for donations. Actually how much funds were raised by donations to BNB? The Go Fund Me page shows $225. There were folks who indicated on this thread they were sending money transfers and cheques for BNB.
I made a donation to help keep BNB on-line. I feel it would be great if you keep us informed of the total amount raised to date.
Yes, I did receive about a dozen cheques in the mail, as well as some paypal, to be honest I haven't opened the envelopes yet, I've been busy here trying to get caught up and I have the market tomorrow. I plan on adding them all up on Sunday, I'll post here as well as in the comments section on go fund me.
Thanks everyone and I will get around to thanking you all individually, I promise.
I can't believe you were covering that on your own. Thank you so much! Seriously. And not just the cost, but the time.
I totally agree, Stephanie. Thank you, Dwayne :)
Good for everyone who has contributed through GoFundMe or by other means but BNB can still use financial help.
Please consider a contribution of any amount.
Good Ralph. I think periodic reminders would help. This clearly cannot be a one shot deal. My cheque goes into the mail tomorrow.