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8. Group donations

  • Jan 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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I've been really pleased with the quality of photography and learning we've achieved since September and judging from your feedback I think you've been pleased too.

Explorers may not know that Meetup charges me a minimum of £90 a year to run this group.

In addition each Meetup takes about three days of my time to arrange, and we are on target for about 30 Meetups in the coming year - that's 90 days a year in all.

I absolutely don't want to set a membership fee for the group - I don't think that's fair to those who can't afford it. I also don't want to charge for each Meetup or put a windfall tax on a popular event. I don't think that's fair either.

Instead I'm opening this 'event' so you can donate £3 to help contribute to the group fees and maybe buy me a beer for Christmas. You can add up to 10 guests for the event, thereby donating anything up to a maximum of £33. I will leave the event open until 2 January 2013.

There's no pressure to donate anything and I'll pay the Meetup fees either way, but since I'm not working at the moment I'd *very* much appreciate the beer money :)

In return I'm committed to keeping the group free of charge with exciting and challenging venues planned for the coming year.

I'm looking forward to the run up to Christmas and the two (or three..) Meetups we've got before the New Year. I'd love to see some of our new Explorers over the next couple of Meetups too!

Matthew

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  • Claire B.

    It's a very small price to pay for such great meetings. Happy New Year to you all and hope to see you soon. Claire :o)

    January 2, 2014

  • Valerie R.

    I am more than happy to donate £10. The experiences and technical knowledge we are gaining are priceless. How and when do we donate? Can you tell me a bit more about the meeting on 2 January?

    1 · December 22, 2013

    • Matthew M.

      Thanks Valerie, I'm really pleased you're finding it fun and useful to be a part of the group. It's great having you.

      There's actually NO ACTUAL MEETUP as part of this donation page. It just seemed to me to be an ideal way people donating if they wanted to. Donate simply by RSVPing to the event and selecting the bring a number of guests, depending on how much you'd like to donate. If you'd like to donate £10 (very generous) then RSVP for yourself and two guests. At £3 per person you'll then pay £9 through PayPal. Hope that's ok and clear. Let me know if not!

      Matthew

      December 24, 2013

  • Alex

    Consider the beer money loaded!

    December 17, 2013

  • Jo M.

    I may not have been able to get to any meetings yet - but watch out next year... so in anticipation, my beer money has been donated :-)

    December 15, 2013

  • David L.

    No problem at all. £3 is not much to ask considering the quality of the meet-ups :)

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Kris

    God knows what I will be doing on January 2nd, could well be out of London but I will contribute £10 to your beer money and pay the fee for the Epping Forest . akris

    1 · November 13, 2013

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