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|Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000||Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,378|
|Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!|
Posted on 07/28/2013 8:26:38 AM PDT by onyx
Unfortunately, Free Republic can't run on handsome Jim's good looks alone!
Ideally, every regular user and member would donate, but sadly, that's not the case.
It's also unfortunate that many newer members aren't aware that Free Republic is solely dependent upon donations from you, our fabulous membership to stay alive! --- that we do not accept advertising or corporate sponsors! No string pullers or sugar daddies to throw their influence around.
I know it took me a while to catch on, maybe a year or a little longer, but after I mailed in my
first donation, ($45 - I was trying to donate $15 a month), I immediately started Donating Monthly during the next FReepathon. I also thought FReepathons were scary...lol. I was a little slow to understand that Jim's FReepathon Team wanted us members to come to the threads to make known our donations so we donors could be thanked in that beautiful colored font! Please keep this in mind, because that still holds true today!
Donating Monthly is an ideal way to Reliably Support Free Republic, and with a sufficient number of Reliable Monthly Donors, FReepathons would be either a thing of the past or completed within a couple of weeks. We already have 25 New Monthly Donors so far this FReepathon including 5 New Dollar-A-Day Donors!! As an incentive to Donate Monthly, very generous FReeper sponsors are kicking in an extra $10.00 for every New Monthly Donor.
Please ask yourselves how much Free Republic is worth to you, in entertainment value alone? $2.50 a week is $20 a Month.
We all realize times are very tough in the Marxist's unconscionable economy, particularly for those of us on fixed incomes, but please try to give whatever amount you can reasonably spare, because every Monthly Donation counts, and every Donation is truly and greatly appreciated.
Also, Very generous FReeper I_be_tc donates $100 each quarter and challenges 300 others to do the same. If we can get 300 FReepers to send in a $100 or more each, it will help bring this FReepathon to a successful conclusion!! We've received 112 donations of $100 or more so far this quarter!! If you send in or contribute $100 or more, please FR mail Jim a note and he'll add your screen name to the 300 Club roster!!
We're all in this together. Free Republic is our forum - our home on the Internet. We've all made solid FRiendships here, not make believe.
It's our responsibility to Keep FR Alive.
I know our FReepathons are taking way too long to complete, but again, I think that's largely due to the Marxist's economy and the regrettable assumption of too many here who think that the same loyal, faithful others will continue to carry the load.
Let's change that this time. If you have never Contributed, please do so! Once you Donate, you'll actually feel like a true, participating member.
I know I felt a whole lot better about being here.
Thanks very much, dearest FRiends, and may God always bless and keep you all and everyone you love.
Please know that we all understand that some of our members want to Donate, but can't, due to illness or dire straits.
We keep them in our prayers and ask y'all to do the same.
To "Contribute Right Now (please)" Click Jim's picture above, or mail your Donation to:
Free Republic - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures of Jim!
I’ll post the other in a little while.
Jim is better looking than me and I donated anyways!
I’ve stayed off this topic for far too long, but I think now is the time.
I love FR. Its 100 times better than Fox or any other “news” outlet out there.
But, Fox is free, so are many of my other favorite sites.
I’m really irritated that the leadership of this forum hasn’t adopted SOME of the ad-serving technology out there that can help pay the bills.
Free is great if you have charity giving you money, but at some point, you need to grow.
There is technology called “Adsense” by Google (yea I know, the “evil giant” of the web). The fact is, when you sign on with Adsense, Google serves ads based on the information on the page. Every ad that gets clicked, FR would get 40% of the ad revenue (approximately) of each Cost Per Click.
With the volume of FR, this would likely take care of all of the money needs of FR on a weekly basis.
There are other ways to get money as well, such as content locking which requires people to occasionally fill out offers, surveys etc. Advertising is how companies stay in business, when you’re on Rush, advertisers pay the bills, same with Glenn Beck, Fox, etc.
I’m not saying FR should adopt the methods of these other media behemoths, but just putting my thoughts to words in frustration of seeing the “Beg-a-thon” we call fundraising.
Is there a better way?
Do I know exactly what FR business model is or why its avoided following the path of more successful forums? No. I just hope that we’ll consider some options that will help FR stay going. I for one can’t afford to give money to all my favorite causes...
I won’t be responding to flames or disrespectful comments. I just thought I’d share my thoughts.
Also, many Freepers are probably not aware what advertising actually means.
When you go to a site that advertises, you often get socialist propaganda in the adertising package. That’s out of the site’s control. Sometimes the ad package pushes a pure soviet style State message, like if the Freeper happens to be in Europe where the sovietisation is more in-your-face.
Ad-freedom means freedom.
Well, ya can’t argue with that conclusion. /duck /hide
FIVE MINUTES ON THE NAUGHTY STEP, SUNKY!! Actually, he does have beautiful eyes. Maybe that is just a female thing... but Jim’s eyes are very enticing.
Oops,akk was supposed to be ALL.
Back at cha!