|Sent on:||Friday, November 8, 2013 9:36 AM|
I have been funding the group entirely out of pocket for the last couple of years.
There are a number of expenses that come up with regards to group activities but the largest most persist ones are: meetup fees and marketing. There are other incidentals that crop up time to time directly related to the group.
Further there are events we could do if there we had funds beyond the costs of running the group. This could include things like speakers, seminars, subsidizing fees for self-publication, and so on. Essentially it opens up more events and perks if we manage it well.
So, after much pondering I feel it would be prudent to request and encourage folks that love this group to contribute a bit of cash time to time in the form of donations. These are optional of course but encouraged.
The link is on the side of the page and you can easily use a credit/debt cards with paypal or just paypal directly. As time permits I will also setup Amazon for payments if some people find that easier.
So I hope you consider it.