Why Should I Contribute

If you are wondering about the voluntary donation and why you should contribute consider the following:


  • If you contribute, you get a title which makes you cool and lets others know you are a supporter.
  • For most events, preference is given to those who have titles. If an event fills up but has a soft limit, supporters may be added at the discretion of the event organizer.
  • Your contributions keep the group going by paying for our hosting fees, room rentals, hand out materials, snacks, etc.
  • When there are handouts/giveaways they will first be distributed to supporters. Non-supporters get what is left.
  • The requested donation is tiny. You'd pay a lot more to see a movie, a concert, or a fancy coffee.
  • Some events feature lotteries to select participants - in those events preference is given to supporters.


We understand why you might want to "kick the tires" before contributing, so feel free to do so... just know that the host(s) may bump you out of RSVP status to accommodate supporters.

Table of Contents

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Suggested Email settings (So you don't get SPAMed) March 26, 2013 9:29 PM Eric H.
Why Do I Have to Join A Waitlist April 1, 2013 6:11 PM Steven C.
Why Am I Marked as a No Show April 7, 2013 12:25 PM Meetup Helper (.
Why Should I Contribute March 15, 2012 1:21 PM Steven C.
You MUST Read This September 30, 2013 3:10 PM Steven C.
Meetup Changes Anger Community April 11, 2013 9:28 PM Steven C.
What's In a Title? Why Do Some People have them? November 30, 2012 6:03 PM Steven C.
About Bay Area Night Photography March 26, 2013 9:31 PM Eric H.

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