|Sent on:||Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:58 AM|
I have had a lot of people respond that they do want to keep the group running and would like me to continue to run it. Many said they would be willing to pay dues to keep the meetup group active.
I don’t want to charge dues, but I have found an option that might work for both members and sponsors. I can set up a Paypal account for this group to accept Donations.
Donations can be treated like optional Membership Dues. Organizers receive online payments such as member donations or sponsorship money online via PayPal.
If a business or a KJ, would like to sponsor us; they can join as members, and then through the Donations link, pay for a sponsorship. I will then contact the business when I receive their donation to the group and get their logo and information to post on the site. I will also schedule frequent meetups at their location in order to support them, as they have supported us.
Any additional money will be used for paying for Nametags, Group signs, business cards, and possibly in the future, t-shirts or other items for our wonderful, unique group.
I hope this arrangement is acceptable to everyone. Remember – donations are optional. However, the organizer dues are due in a couple of weeks so we need to raise $72 in that amount of time.
Thanks, everyone, for being so supportive to this group.