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    A fund raising campaign for the board

    With Val's permission, I'd like to start a long overdue fund raising campaign for the board.

    I'm not tech savvy enough to know how to do this. I just know it needs to be done. So someone will have to step forward to facilitate it and figure out how to forward funds to Val.

    I suggest a very minor donation of $5.00 per member. If only half of the more than 19,000 members of he-man.org take part, that would net $47,500 for Val to use for maintaining and updating the board.

    I want everyone to think about the pleasure, joy, laughs, knowledge, information and camaraderie we've all enjoyed over the years...without charge. Now is the time for us to step up and pay it back!

    I know the board will be going down for maintenance soon, but if Val is agreeable to this, I'll bump this post when it comes back.

    Remember, a good cup of coffee costs around five bucks nowadays. I think this is a very small amount to ask to express our appreciation and help keep the board running smoothly.

    Again, I'm just suggesting the idea. I'm asking a tech-savvy board member to facilitate this.

    Thanks.

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    Totally down for that. I just want to make sure we can find a way to do this that doesn't have Val getting stuck with a tax bill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hachiman View Post
    Totally down for that. I just want to make sure we can find a way to do this that doesn't have Val getting stuck with a tax bill!
    I would bet the board is a non-profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    With Val's permission, I'd like to start a long overdue fund raising campaign for the board.

    I suggest a very minor donation of $5.00 per member.
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    I would be glad to help too.
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    Happy to contribute once it's set up!

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    I’m totally down for this.

    I’ve been thinking about it for a long time- trying to figure out the best way to do this. I work for a non profit and we do fundraising campaigns all the time so, it’s always on my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasstor View Post
    Im totally down for this.

    Ive been thinking about it for a long time- trying to figure out the best way to do this. I work for a non profit and we do fundraising campaigns all the time so, its always on my mind.
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    Okay, so we're all agreed. Can we please have someone who's tech savvy step up to facilitate this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lich Leech View Post
    Happy to contribute once it's set up!
    Ditto.

    I would be more than happy to donate in order to show appreciation to the .org, its moderators, and what it means to so many of us geezers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    Okay, so we're all agreed. Can we please have someone who's tech savvy step up to facilitate this?
    Would it be something as simple as using GoFundMe? It wouldn't be difficult to do. Someone just has to take the reins I guess and be the one to start it and oversee it.
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    Ok. That's great. But I'd have as much luck with setting it up as I would trying the run the ISS.

    Can someone please set this up so we can get the campaign started?

    Naturally, we need permission from Val first.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wakko View Post
    Would it be something as simple as using GoFundMe? It wouldn't be difficult to do. Someone just has to take the reins I guess and be the one to start it and oversee it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakko View Post
    Would it be something as simple as using GoFundMe? It wouldn't be difficult to do. Someone just has to take the reins I guess and be the one to start it and oversee it.
    I looked into that but would want someone more knowledgeable than myself when it comes to taxes to read into it. From my understanding, it would count as a gift since we do not pay for this "service" or use of the site. Would like someone to confirm though.


    But, if not, we should all reach out to the mods and consider contributing the way the site has always offered. May have to wait till after the possible shut down though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    we should all reach out to the mods and consider contributing the way the site has always offered. May have to wait till after the possible shut down though.
    That's a better idea. Really Val should tell us the best way to go about doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    But, if not, we should all reach out to the mods and consider contributing the way the site has always offered. May have to wait till after the possible shut down though.
    NO! We must reinvent the wheel!




    But yeah, just give money to the site through the already existing Donate button, people. You'll help the site and receive upgrades to your account (like my snazzy badge and a larger avatar!) if you donate enough money. No fuss, no muss.

    If you want to advertise a bit, just start a thread: "I just donated to the site and you can, too!" in each forum to hopefully motivate other individuals into doing the same who may not have thought about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    But yeah, just give money to the site through the already existing Donate button, people. You'll help the site and receive upgrades to your account (like my snazzy badge and a larger avatar!) if you donate enough money. No fuss, no muss.

    If you want to advertise a bit, just start a thread: "I just donated to the site and you can, too!" in each forum to hopefully motivate other individuals into doing the same who may not have thought about it.
    That being said I can't find the donate button or any mention of the "how to" on the site


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    That being said I can't find the donate button or any mention of the "how to" on the site


    Am I blind or was it where the announcement is at the top of each room?
    Hmmm...it looks like the Donate button has disappeared with the announcement of the site going down. I found a link to the donate button but it sent me to the site maintenance thread. I can only assume the site programmers will put the donate button back once the maintenance period is over.
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    Thanks for that, Benny. Just trying to get orgers to kick in. The board is always there for us when we want information, toys, laughs, camaraderie and an exchange of ideas. So I think it's important that we're here for the board when it needs us.


    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    NO! We must reinvent the wheel!

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    But yeah, just give money to the site through the already existing Donate button, people. You'll help the site and receive upgrades to your account (like my snazzy badge and a larger avatar!) if you donate enough money. No fuss, no muss.

    If you want to advertise a bit, just start a thread: "I just donated to the site and you can, too!" in each forum to hopefully motivate other individuals into doing the same who may not have thought about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    Thanks for that, Benny. Just trying to get orgers to kick in. The board is always there for us when we want information, toys, laughs, camaraderie and an exchange of ideas. So I think it's important that we're here for the board when it needs us.
    I'm almost never here anymore. I'm too busy! I still pop in every so often, and I'd be MORE THAN HAPPY to contribute! When we figure something out I need BenedictJudasHel to let me know. This place has always been my home ❤️
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    Quote Originally Posted by flutterina View Post
    When we figure something out I need BenedictJudasHel to let me know.
    You don't call me Benny anymore? I guess the honeymoon really is over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    You don't call me Benny anymore? I guess the honeymoon really is over...

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    I will ALWAYS love you. It's been many years since I've needed to call you Benny 😘
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    Quote Originally Posted by flutterina View Post
    I will ALWAYS love you. It's been many years since I've needed to call you Benny 😘
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