Many of you have asked me over the last few years when we will be holding the next fundraiser. Steve finally has gotten his act together, and the answer is over the next month.For newer users, Billikens.com has always been run with the support of donations from users. We have held five fundraisers since 2003, with the last one being in 2012. As the site has grown in popularity (e.g. having 1000s of unique visitors each week), so have the expenses. The site costs approximately $1100 a year to run (not including labor).
Donations from our last fundraiser covered the costs of Billikens.com through March of 2014. However given the length of time since our last fundraiser, Billikens.com is currently about $2700 in the red, which I have personally covered over the past two years.
I have always been proud to say that Billikens.com is supported by donations, and here, I ask for your generosity once more to help keep the site running without having to resort to ads or subscriptions. I recognize that everyone's financial situation is different, so I completely understand if you are unable to donate.
I do not expect to both retire Billikens.com’s debt and cover the cost for the next year in this fundraiser (it would be great if we did, but this would require over doubling what we raised last time).
You should be able to donate via PayPal at http://www.billikens.com/donate. You can also mail a check to: Steven Rogers; 420 N. Sarah St.; Apt E.; St. Louis, MO 63108. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.