fundraising/hosting (was Re: [Theforum] inventory)

aardvark roselli at
Thu Feb 21 09:36:12 CST 2002

> From: matthew garrett <matthew.garrett at>
> > if we want donations from, say, companies (in the form of
> > hardware, software, or services, not just cash), then NFP is
> > absolutely more attractive to them...
> No question about that. NFP is the desired/preferred goal, but until
> then, we can still encourage people to help out, for the betterment of
> their community. Or we can at least make it *easier* for them to do so
> - subscriptions, etc.

so we've identified individuals and companies as possible sources
for donations... NFP status makes us more attractive to
companies, but may not matter as much for individuals...

seems about right to me...

> > btw, how do those hacks like the HWG get their dough?
> I didn't know what HWG referred to, but... from
> >> How much does it cost to join?
> >> Trial membership in the Guild is free. Full membership in the Guild
> >> is $49 (US$) per year. A Trial member may remain a free member for
> >> up to a year, after which the Guild requests that they join as Full
> >> members. For more information, please see the Membership Levels
> >> Information Pag
> Let's see... at $49/year, that would be 250 members to make the
> $1000/month

so what do we do that's analogous?

require a membership for the browser archive?  or nothing?

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