[theforum] Funding evolt: responsibility

Erika ekm at seastorm.com
Mon Nov 17 15:46:47 CST 2008

Martin Burns wrote:
 > In a slightly calmer mood.
 > Think of it this way:
 > If the money we need to continue doesn't come from our members, where
 > does it come from?

It is normal and expected, for example, for the Board of Directors on a 
non-profit to also donate to that non-profit.  It shows support. So I 
don't see anything out of line here.

However, giving, and how often, and how much is ultimately up to the 
individual.  No one here is truly in a position to guess how much any 
other person can give at any particular time.

So my feeling is and has been that yes, it is a good and valid 
suggestion to make.  Whether, and how to implement said suggestion is up 
to each individual.

I think the problems come when someone suggests something, and someone 
else takes it as a command.  In reality, no one here has the ability to 
make commands or demands of anyone else.  We pull in one direction, or 
we don't.  All, many, some... or none of us.


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