[Theforum] fundraising again.

isaac isaac at members.evolt.org
Thu Feb 28 23:49:35 CST 2002

> What about the web hosting for meo accounts ?  Is now the time to make a
> decision which route we want to go?  Do we want to start charging for this
> service?  Even a small amount would help greatly offset the costs.  What
> about $5/month ($60/year x 1000 members = $6,000 = 6 months of hosting)
> [Yes, I realize we will probably lose some meo account members.]

Errr, 60/year x 1000 members = $60 000... = lots of hosting.

1000 members x $1/month = $1000/month = hosting cost.

To cover PayPal's cut (NFI what it is), maybe we make it $15/yr up front?

I think that we may have an obvious solution here.

To me, the question is probably do we also seek general donations via WEO?
To what effect would the surplus costs be used? Would they best be served
providing more services (SEO, etc)?

Would soliciting donations be seen by members as a mild panic call? Could we
offset that by talk of cool future projects we'd be funding?

What about beervolt party packs -- they'd include: evolt.org business cards
to distribute, a cubey thing to put on your table so people know where to
go, and a nice evolt.org sign to put on the bar door, etc. Hmm... :)

"Arranging a beervolt soon? Order your party pack from the nearest
distributor: Australasia, North and South America, Europe, Asia, etc."


triple zero digital | upstairs at 200 the parade, norwood 5067
(08)83320545 | www.triplezero.com.au | isaac at triplezero.com.au

More information about the theforum mailing list