So i've been thinking about the possibility of having a kind of fundraising event thing on DonationCoder.com and I want to get some feedback from you guys.
We've ended up spending so much of our time working on DonationCoder.com and it's rapidly become our our favorite way to spend our time, but having so little time for other work means that the donations are more and more important to us just to help us pay bills and buy food.
Anyway, the idea would be that for like 2 weeks we would just have some kind of special banner on the site to say that it's our "fundraising time of the year" or something, and just in general try to draw attention for 2 weeks to the fact that we depend on donations for all of our funding, etc. you know, like other public broadcasting services do. basically just try to encourage people if they haven't donated yet to consider donating, and if they have donated a long time ago to consider if they might want to donate again..
I was thinking sometime in october.
I don't know if it would have any effect, but it might be worth trying if people here are not hostile to the idea of it.. I think we would also make a special effort to update the programs and just in general demonstrate that the donations really do help us keep this site going strong.
One other idea that I thought would be nice to add to the site during the fundraising event would be excerpts from some of the wonderful emails that I've gotten since we started the site, just of real people saying how they appreciate what we are doing. This was actually an idea that someone on the forum suggested to me and it seems like a really fun idea.
And i'd be open to other ideas that people think would be nice to do at fundraising time - i looked into some of those online tshirt places and stuff with the idea that maybe we could have like a donationcoder.com tshirt or something but the markups are much too high for the kinds of donations we get. but maybe we could make some iron-on tshirt logos or something ourselves and send them to donators or something.
I'm open to ideas
Do you guys think this would be an ok idea?