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Monthlies the Campaign to Expand Them Painlessly [FReepathon New Monthly Campaign]
My own thoughts | 02/27/2018 | DoughtyOne for Free Republic

Posted on 02/27/2018 1:57:47 PM PST by DoughtyOne

Dear FReepers and Lurkers;

As you all know, we are in the midst of another Freep-a-thon.  The going is slower than we would like, but we are getting there.

FReepers have stood by this forum for decades now.  That's because we use this as a major source of news here in the United States and from around the world.  We know that we will read what was reported, and discuss it.  If the MSM is trying to slip something by, one or more of our FReepers will catch it and address it.  If something isn't reported, our FReepers will raise the issue on the forum.  Then we will discuss that.  Some folks from overseas come here to get the straight scoop.  Free Republic is a global source for information and discussion that will lead to reasoned domestic and international political policy.  FReepers are on top of things, always!

Free Republic is a great place where we read and debate issues, sometimes more heatedly than we should.  At the end of the day, we all want what is best for our nation, and our goal is to support the U. S. Constitution, self rule, national sovereignty, the ability to live our lives in freedom, and defend ourselves if and when the time arises.  We believe there is a right and a wrong.  We believe there is a global Leftist movement trying to wreak havoc in the Western Nations.  We stridently object.  We are trying to motivate people to think, and most of us have fallen in behind President Trump at this time.  We think he has the best platform we've seen in a long time, and he seems to be dedicated to implementing most of it.

You know folks, FReep-a-thons are a part of life here.  We don't want outside influences dictating what types of news and views we'll post here, so Jim and FReepers have chosen to support the forum through donations rather than selling advertising.  If we did take advertisers, we would be subject to blackmail, if we didn't adhere to their values, and not our own.

For many years our FReep-a-thons came and went in a little over 30 days.  Then it started taking longer and longer to retire them.  That's a shame really, because the forum has been and is there for us almost every day, and we take advantage of it.

It seems as if folks think we have 90 days to complete the FReep-a-thon, so there is no rush.  In truth, we need to step up and end these fund raisers in a much more timely fashion.  THIS HAS TO HAPPEN.

Jim and his crew work tirelessly to facilitate the FReep-a-thons, but that does not mean they are not drained by it.  What should be wrapped up in a few days, is now taking about 75.  This means that Jim and his crew have to focus on the fund raiser about ten weeks instead of one.  These turn into very draining efforts over time.  And when the last FReep-a-thon is retired, in a week or two, they have to start all over.  That isn't right, and we know it.  Jim and his crew should be able to spend time on other things.

You know, the goal in front of us isn't that daunting.   We need to set a goal of funding 100% of the FReep-a-thon by monthlies.  When this happens, our quarterly duty will be fully accomplished in under a week.  We pay our other life choices on time.  It's time we started paying Free Republic on time.

Right now we have $12,965.83 in monthlies.  Yesterday morning we had $12,785.83 in monthlies.  We've started the improvement already.  FReepers have gone to the donations page, and set it up so their desired donation comes out once per month.  In truth, we are currently paying 44.202% of our FReep-a-thon goal by monthlies.  You know, that's actually pretty good.  Of course we can and must do better, but we will. 

It's more or less painless for me.  I set up the amount and it's taken at the same time each month.  I don't even miss it.  I don't sweat the FReep-a-thons, because I've decided to take care of it automatically.  I don't have to worry when I'll pay.  I selected an amount I could afford.  I placed the amount in my home finance budget, and it works like a charm.

Why do I say the goal isn't that daunting?  Here's why.  To reach the next goal (level), which is 50% of the FReep-a-thon monthly total, not everyone has to join in a more elevated level of donation.  Take a look at the donation levels.  Give it some thought, and enter where it's comfortable.  If you're already donating, perhaps it's time to give some thought to making an increase in your donation.

We need to take a look at what is reasoned for us, and act accordingly.  The title of the thread is appropriate.  It's exactly what needs to be said.  "Monthlies, the Campaign to Expand Them Painlessly"  You know folks, there have been times when money was short in my household.  I was unable to help out.  If you have found yourself in that circumstance, I certainly understand having been there.  Later on, when you can, give some thought to joining then, when it's painless.

Here's the breakdown I worked out:



CURRENT NEXT GOAL* AMOUNT NEEDED  FOR NEXT LEVEL
$12,955.83 $14,666.67 $1,710.84 50% * NEXT GOAL
5% 8% 12% 35% 20% 10% 10% GOAL PERCENT FOR THIS DONATION AMOUNT 100% CHECK SUM
$5.00 $10.00 $20.00 $34.00 $68.00 $100.00 $250.00 YOUR DONATION AMOUNT
17 14 10 18 5 2 1 NUMBER OF DONORS NEEDED AT THIS AMOUNT 66
$85.54 $136.87 $205.30 $598.79 $342.17 $171.08 $171.08 APPROXIMATE DONATION GOAL FOR THIS AMOUNT
$1,710.84 APPROXIMATE DONATIONS NEEDED TO REACH NEXT GOAL / LEVEL


If we take this slowly and methodically, we can attain the final goal of funding Free Republic totally by Monthlies.  Please join in to help attain that goal.

Right now we need to attain the 50% level.  Pick one of those amounts there, and sign up.  Look at the very small amount of people who need to participate to attain the current level goal.  Currently it stands at 66.  Yesterday is was 72.  Folks have chipped in.  That's so great.  Please choose to be one of them if you can.

You don't need to contact me or make note of your plans on this thread.  Just click the LINK here (or at the bottom of this page). As the total monthlies grow, I'll note the participation.

Of course, if you're already an automated monthly contributor, you have already done your part.  Please don't re-up.  If
you are comfortable with it, and think it has come time to increase your current donation by 10%, simply let Jim know through FReep Mail.  We're looking for folks who haven't participated yet, but the goal is to increase monthlies by what ever comfortable means possible.

Jim, his staff, and I very much appreciate FReepers participation in this.  Those of you who come to read here, but don't post (a Lurker), please consider joining us at whatever level you are comfortable with.

I've been authorizing bills to be automatically taken out of my checking and credit card accounts for at least five years.  I currently have 13 accounts that do so each month.  I've not had one problem with it.  If you only have a savings account, they can handle that type of an automatic withdrawal also.  If you plan to use a credit card, please use your cash-back card if you have one.  Every few percent-back adds up by the end of the year.

Folks, let's chip in and do this for Jim and his crew.  We can and should do it.  This post will be re-appearing on the forum until we reach our ultimate goal.  Let's get it off the forum soon.

Please go to the donation page now.
.

Thanks,

D1


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1 posted on 02/27/2018 1:57:47 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Everything looks a little better when Free Republic is fully funded...

2 posted on 02/27/2018 3:11:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: DoughtyOne
PREVIOUS THREAD
3 posted on 02/27/2018 3:15:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: DoughtyOne

Signs of Spring!
Sign up to be a New Monthly Donor if you reliably can!


4 posted on 02/27/2018 3:33:13 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: DoughtyOne; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; RedMDer; musicman; MEG33; deoetdoctrinae; xzins; TheOldLady; ...

Thank you very much, DoughtyOne!!

Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

$50.00 from Utah
$10.00 from Michigan
$20.00 monthly from Pennsylvania

Thank you all very much!!

FReepers are the absolute greatest!!

God bless.


5 posted on 02/27/2018 4:37:51 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thanks for posting. I’m completely lost though, maybe it’s just me (probably is).

Bottom line: How much do new contributors need to make monthly to be part of the “66” you say are all that’s needed to reach 50%? This is where I’m confused.

Also, I don’t quite understand what “50%” represents, is it 50% of what is needed to reach the “funded by monthlies only” goal? Or some other amount? I’m guessing the former so I’m not quite lost on that point.

As an aside, if I may add: I have set up an automatic payment to be made to JR/FR, via a check sent by my bank. This is because the auto payments I sent up on a CC kept getting kiboshed by the various CC’s I tried to use I have no idea why (if I was of the conspiracy mind, I might suspect something nefarious, but again probably something I did wrong).

Anyway, now it gets sent by a check which, given the amount I do (I’ll say it’s $10 a month not for public recognition but to make the following point) that it may be easier financially for FR to do it via check if one wishes to make such a low payment as mine. This is because CC’s charge fees that make it almost cost prohibitive to charge less than or equal to $10 per transaction (this is why a lot of small businesses say “no CC purchases less than $10 although they aren’t supposed to be allowed to do that).

Anyway my only point with this rambling diatribe is that if one wishes to donate such an amount per month, then look into sending a check automatically instead of a CC payment. It’s easy with most banks they let you set up “automatic bill pay”, and they will send the check for you free of charge every month or week or whatever frequency you desire. I have mine sent to the mailing address on the homepage.

Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794

Seems to work I’ve never had any check get lost or anything.

I just post this as a personal opinion I don’t want to discourage people from donating if a CC/debit card payment is more convenient for them. So if the admins/JR want to delete this for fear of insulting someone who may be a potential donor I’ll understand.


6 posted on 02/27/2018 4:39:00 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Jim Robinson

**$20.00 monthly from Pennsylvania**

We like those monthlies. They shorten Freepathons.


7 posted on 02/27/2018 4:51:59 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: DoughtyOne

I will send a check. Just tell me where.


8 posted on 02/27/2018 5:09:52 PM PST by lizma2
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To: Jim Robinson; FReepers; FRiends; Patriots; JustAmy; onyx; trisham; deoetdoctrinae; Salvation; ...

Make The Leap
Become A Monthly Donor If Possible


Keep Free Republic Going Strong
Thank You So Much Donors

9 posted on 02/27/2018 5:23:55 PM PST by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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To: DoughtyOne; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
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Bumping the new FReepathon thread for more new Monthly Donors!

Become a Monthly Donor and shorten FReepathons!

Let's Git 'Er Done, Folks! Support Free Republic!

MAGA!
.

10 posted on 02/27/2018 5:28:31 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: lizma2

Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794

Thank you!


11 posted on 02/27/2018 5:30:51 PM PST by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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To: FourtySeven

We have enough monthlies signed up now to cover 44.202% of the FReep-a-thon goal.

I have set a goal of attaining the next higher 10% level instead of addressing the total we need to raise.

By setting smaller goals we can attain each new goal more easily. It’s not so daunting.

It’s hard to address the way you have come up with to support the forum. There is no bad way to do it, but preferably it seems best to shoot for the goal of having enough people sign with the forum, that it has on it’s books complete coverage for it’s quarterly needs.

The way you have it set up, it’s on your bank’s books, not FR’s books. I am responding in general terms as per the ideal, the goal we need to achieve, so I’m not advocating FReepers do what you are, but please don’t take this as an insult.

Yes your way is creative and works for you. If everyone did it that way though, it would defeat the goal we’re trying to achieve here. MONTHLIES on FR’s books.

As for the donation amounts, they are $5, $10, $20, $34, $68, $100, & $250.

Right under each you will see roughly how many donation we need at each level to meet our next goal plateau.

Of course those amounts and numbers of donors are not static. Any combination that gets us to our next level is good.


12 posted on 02/27/2018 5:32:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: FReepers; FRiends; Patriots; Deplorables

FREE REPUBLIC IS FUNDED SOLELY BY
YOUR DONATIONS


PLEASE CLICK BELOW AND

BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR AND HELP END FREEPATHONS


13 posted on 02/27/2018 5:37:10 PM PST by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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To: lizma2; MEG33

Thank you both.

Much appreciated.


14 posted on 02/27/2018 5:46:50 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: DoughtyOne

Patience!

Click here to become a new monthly donor!
(Monthlies shorten Freepathons.)


15 posted on 02/27/2018 5:52:12 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: DoughtyOne

My pleasure, DoughtyOne.
Thank you for the thread!


16 posted on 02/27/2018 6:05:11 PM PST by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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To: MEG33

Spent 20 years of my life here. Owe you guys. Thank you.


17 posted on 02/27/2018 6:06:11 PM PST by lizma2
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To: Salvation; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; RedMDer; musicman; MEG33; deoetdoctrinae; xzins; DoughtyOne; ...

Thank you very much, Salvation!!

Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

$10.00 from Florida
$7.00 monthly from California
$200.00 from Alabama

Thank you all very much!!

FReepers are the absolute greatest!!

God bless.


18 posted on 02/27/2018 6:08:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: FReepers; FRiends; Patriots; Deplorables

*Have You Donated Yet?*


Please Help FR Reach Yellow *** Click The Pic

*Let's Get Er Done*

Thank You So Much For Supporting Free Republic

19 posted on 02/27/2018 6:14:32 PM PST by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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To: Donors



*WOO HOO*
THANK YOU DONORS


20 posted on 02/27/2018 6:19:59 PM PST by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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