from the We're-thiiiiiiiis-close! dept.
[2021-07-01 01:33:11 UTC; UPDATE 4]:
It came down to the wire, but at we ended up $0.44 shy of our $3,500.00 goal for the first half of the year.
Great job everybody!
[2021-06-30 23:05:04 UTC; UPDATE 3]
We are SO CLOSE!
We are currently at 99.1% ($3,470.73) of our goal! We need just about $30!
I've opened up the "Stretch Goal" field in the "Site News" slashbox in preparation.
We have less than an hour to go... Let's do this!
[2021-06-30 18:40:09 UTC; UPDATE 2]:
Since the last update we received SIX $20 subscriptions.
We are currently at 96.5% ($3,377.75) of our goal and need only $122.25 to reach it!
Books close at 23:59:59 UTC tonight... we can do it!
[2021-06-30 14:12:37 UTC; UPDATE 1]:
WOW! Since this story was posted, we have received TWO $100 subscriptions!
We are now at 93.2% ($3263.63) of our goal; only $236.37 to go!
Today (June 30, 2021) is the last day of the first half of 2021!
First off, a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has started a new subscription or renewed their subscription this year!
As of this writing, we have received approximately $3,028.57 since 2021-01-01 towards our goal of $3,500.00 for the first half of the year!
We need only $471.43 to meet our goal!
We are so close! Please help us.
How to Subscribe:
Load the Subscription page and then:
select a recipient (defaults to your own logged-in account),
select a duration,
enter an amount (the values provided are suggested minimums; feel free to override with a larger amount)
click the [Continue] button which will open a new page.
NOTE: All payment processing is handled external to SoylentNews! You'll need to enable PayPal or Stripe for processing to work!
Then just click on button for the payment processor and payment type you want.
Last step is simple; a new form is displayed by the selected payment processor, enter the requested card information, and follow their instructions. That's it!
In just the past month we've received these gross subscription amounts:
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I'm calling it a success.
Our fundraising goal for the first half of 2021 was $3,500.00 — according to my calculations, we raised $3,499.56 or 99.987% of our goal!
We missed our goal by... $0.44, yes just 44 cents!
We received 15 subscriptions on 2021-06-30 alone. When we asked the community to support[*] the site, you did!
But wait; there's more! As of the time of this writing, here were 6 more subscriptions (which netted us $113.82) that came in after the 2021-06-30 23:49:49 UTC cutoff. These will be applied towards fundraising for the 2nd half of the year.
[*] Support is more than money. A big thank you to those who submit stories, write comments, moderate comments, and freely give their time to edit stories and support the systems which, together, make this a community!
Yes, we faced some challenges, but we've met them. And, through the adversity, I'd dare say it has pulled us together and made us stronger!
NB: I'll leave up the fundraising status (which show our) end-of-first-half totals for a few days, so everyone gets a chance to see them.
Lastly, I count it a privilege and distinct honor to serve the community as its Editor-in-Chief. Thank you for your encouragement and support!