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FUNDRAISER Time (2014)


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#1 Helene

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:59 PM

Dear Members,

It is now time for our yearly fundraiser for the monthly hosting fee for both Ballet Alert and Ballet Talk for Dancers, and we need to raise enough money to cover them for the next year. As in the past, we will close the fundraiser when we've made our target, and we will not launch another until our coffers are near empty. We will keep asking until we reach the target.

We have set the standard donation at $20, like last year. We will graciously and gratefully accept whatever you can send.

It's a drop-down box again. Until our site support HTML5, which allows the data sent from an input box to be recognized as a number by our processor, I won't be able to add a box for custom amounts, which, for now, can only be donated by check.

 

The home page should look like this:

 

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You may donate by credit card (American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover) through the box in the upper right corner of the home page. You will be redirected to the First Data processing site ("YourPay Connect") to collect your payment details. First Data is one of the world's largest credit card processing sites, and they've secured these pages.  For step-by-step instructions, please click here.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make them out to to BALLET TALK, as we have a dedicated bank account in that name. We had to combine the two boards for the account, and could not use two separate names, so we decided to just call it Ballet Talk for the banking purposes.

 

Ballet Talk
11165 Abbotts Station Dr.
Duluth, GA 30097

 

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Victoria Leigh and Helene Kaplan



#2 Helene

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

If you're using the mobile site through a phone or tablet, please scroll to the bottom to use the Full Version.  The module that enables our fundraising form isn't available for the mobile version of the software.  I apologize that the full site is teeny tiny on a lot of smart phones.



#3 DanielBenton

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:28 AM

Many thanks for all the great information on Ballet Alert; thanks for all your work on it.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

Thanks and love to everyone involved in the logistics of these websites -- your efforts are greatly appreciated!



#5 Helene

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:54 AM

Bumping this up:  we're a little less than halfway towards our goal.  We'll keep asking until we make it -- we raise our yearly budget and then we stop.  If we get a few interim donations by check or more amazon/Zazzle commissions than budgeted, we use that before launching another one.

 

It's less painful the shorter it is.

 

We aren't trying to pressure anyone for whom this would be a hardship.  We appreciate the support we've received so far very much, as well as the people who contribute by using the amazon.com box at the bottom of the side (if your ad blocker doesn't suppress it), where we earn commissions on each sale; those commission account for ~ 20% of our yearly budget on average.



#6 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:49 AM

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that, after a very slow couple of days, yesterday was much better, and started off well this morning. So, we are over half way now. :)

Really would like to get this over and done for this year by the end of March! 

 

Thank you so very much to all who have donated so far!!!  :flowers:  



#7 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:34 PM

Is there a way to share the fundraising on FB...?



#8 Victoria Leigh

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:12 AM

We are getting close, everyone, but still need a little bit more to get us through. Would love to get this over with this week!!! Thank you so very much to all who have donated so far! clapping.gif

 

Cubanmiamiboy, there might be a way, I don't know, but I really don't want to go there! Sorry ohmy.png



#9 Helene

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:12 AM

We are getting close,but those last hundreds are still illusive.  If you're considering a contribution to the fundraiser, we'd really appreciate it if you'd make it now, so that we can close the fundraiser for 2014.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

Many flowers.gif to the BAers who responded to yesterday's plea, because that's partly why we're so close we can taste it. We're hoping to be able to close down after this weekend, and that's no April Fool's joke smile.png

#11 Helene

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:40 AM

You did it:  we reached our goal and are $5 over our target!  This has been the quickest fundraiser we've had in the last decade, and Victoria and I thank you for your support flowers.gif

 

We've had donations from new supporters and those who've been heeding our pleas for many years flowers.gifflowers.gifflowers.gif.

 

With newer browsers and more powerful ad blockers, we realize going forward that individual configurations will mean trouble displaying our fundraising module, just as many adblockers suppress the amazon.com box that we've configured to display at the bottom of every page.  This is our current brave new world, and I want to give a special thank you to the people who reported issues and two brave souls who spent their valuable time and energy to help me to test and troubleshoot flowers.gif



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

Speaking up from the playground -- many thanks to the admins and to fellow denizens!




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