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    Yes! Thank you, Paul!!

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    Default Re: A reminder: please don't forget to donate to the Forum

    A quick reminder that Avalon needs your help!!

    The purchase of the new server has left a sizeable hole in the funds, so please donate and we can keep Avalon sailing strong!

    We don't want to see Bill having to sell his hat!!!

    Any amount is very gratefully welcome.


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    There's actually been a wonderful response to these latest posts. Many people have found modest amounts to chip in with, and it all truly does makes a real-world difference.

    Thank you all so much.

    It's always hard for me to ask for anything. And as I wrote here, I've always refused to monetize my videos, or any of my work in any form. From the earliest days of Project Camelot, I maintained that we can't sell information which we just don't own.

    Many others out there long ago decided to use any means they could think of to sell their wares — by subscription, partial subscription, or 'click-bait' social media marketing. I've never once felt comfortable with that.

    Kerry and I did make the Avalon Forum a subscription service, for I think less than a year, in 2009, and then reverted it to being free again. That really was a failed experiment, and all we did was unwittingly create a certain degree of ill-will and resentment. I'd never want to do that with loyal forum members.

    This post was actually motivated by a really nice e-mail I just received a couple of hours ago... and if you're reading this, THANK YOU. You know who you are.

    ~~~
    Bill,

    I just sent $100USD to you via PayPal. I am not a member of Project Avalon. However, I've been following from the days of Project Camelot. I do appreciate your effort of getting knowledge out to the public free of charge. It really contributes to the wakening people up.

    I read your detailed account of the financial situation several days ago and was shocked. I thought since you have so many members, at least the members will cover the cost of running Project Avalon. So I was riding free for so long.

    It is not a huge amount but hope it helps. Living on a meager Social Security Payment, this is best I can do at this time. I will try to donate some amount once a year.

    May Heaven's Mercy be with Us All,

    [name given]
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    Default Re: A reminder: please don't forget to donate to the Forum

    Wow! Beautiful! Sending out a heart-felt thank you, Friend.



    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    ~~~
    Bill,

    I just sent $100USD to you via PayPal. I am not a member of Project Avalon. However, I've been following from the days of Project Camelot. I do appreciate your effort of getting knowledge out to the public free of charge. It really contributes to the wakening people up.

    I read your detailed account of the financial situation several days ago and was shocked. I thought since you have so many members, at least the members will cover the cost of running Project Avalon. So I was riding free for so long.

    It is not a huge amount but hope it helps. Living on a meager Social Security Payment, this is best I can do at this time. I will try to donate some amount once a year.

    May Heaven's Mercy be with Us All,

    [name given]
    _______ , USA


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    Default Re: A reminder: please don't forget to donate to the Forum

    Bill,

    Have you considered an Amazon affiliate link? Basically whenever I shop on Amazon, Avalon gets a few coins.

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    Bill, what would also be helpful to all of us is to put a monetary gage on the front page somewhere so all of us know if the donations are keeping up with expenses. We don't need to know details just a total tote board if you will. It will be our constant reminder without having to ask. The last thing I think any of us ever want to see is you selling your own personal items sir. To me avalon is a worldwide college education of a lifetime and the input here from yourself and our members is invaluable. I will do a one time donation now and then set up a monthly donation after that. If the donations dont cover this then I would also suggest on line sale of hats,t-shirts and coffee cups too as additional revenue. Stay the course and keep us updated

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    Great idea, pyrangello! (Not the t-shirts & cups as then Bill would be accused of money making! ) The "total tote board" is an excellent idea!!

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    Bill, what would also be helpful to all of us is to put a monetary gage on the front page somewhere so all of us know if the donations are keeping up with expenses. We don't need to know details just a total tote board if you will. It will be our constant reminder without having to ask. The last thing I think any of us ever want to see is you selling your own personal items sir. To me avalon is a worldwide college education of a lifetime and the input here from yourself and our members is invaluable. I will do a one time donation now and then set up a monthly donation after that. If the donations dont cover this then I would also suggest on line sale of hats,t-shirts and coffee cups too as additional revenue. Stay the course and keep us updated
    I thought about the T-shirt idea too, something generic, like "Thumbs Up if You're Waking Up," so that way we can also get an idea of how many people are waking up. I would buy one.

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    That was a generous donation that someone made of $100. If everyone on the forum just donated a tenner, you would not be needing to ask. Surely that is not too much to ask from every single Avalon Member, just once a year.
    Last edited by findingneo; 23rd August 2017 at 05:54.

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    Quote Posted by LadyM (here)
    I thought about the T-shirt idea too
    Every website and their cat has T-shirts ... we need Avalon hats, and for a wee bit extra, worn by Bill for a day .

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    I would so love to have a PA Tshirt or coffee cup.... I mean, I really would!

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    Quote Posted by Paul (here)
    Quote Posted by LadyM (here)
    I thought about the T-shirt idea too
    Every website and their cat has T-shirts ... we need Avalon hats, and for a wee bit extra, worn by Bill for a day .


    I think this is a great idea. Hats "game worn" by Bill Maybe even throw an autograph on a few. 20 bucks a pop. I'd buy one right now. I'd buy a tshirt too.

    I think people would buy these and genuinely like them. It wouldnt be just some novel way of supporting the forum and Bill.

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    Quote Posted by LadyM (here)
    I thought about the T-shirt idea too
    Every website and their cat has T-shirts ... we need Avalon hats, and for a wee bit extra, worn by Bill for a day .
    I would buy and wear a hat too. You're talking about Bill Ryan? He doesn't like hats, does he?

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    --- thank you Bill

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    Sounds great, except there is very little that is left over as profit after the item has been made and shipped. There are sites you can upload your images onto cups and hats and t-shirts, and folk can buy them. The site keeps the majority and just a little profit that would equate to a donation would trickle in. Why not just give 100% in a donation. Folk don't need more "things". Avalon does need funds, but there is no need for a "thing", just a show of appreciation and support for what Avalon has already provided.

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    I was informed tonight that my company will be closing in 30 days.
    For the last few months it has been my privilege and honor to be a regular donater.
    As soon as I am on my feet again I will resume regular donations.
    This forum has meant too much to me for too long for me not to contribute:
    it made me feel very good inside to help support this forum, these ideas, and the wonderful sharing experienced here.
    Thanks to all from my heart.

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    For people who are interested in purchasing merchandise to support the forum, what about Red Bubble (see how it works at the bottom of the page)?

    If there are any artists who are interested in donating a nice design, all you would need to do, Bill, is create an account and then this -

    Quote ...simply upload it to your RB profile, choose your products and set your pricing. Products can be found by the millions of people who visit RB each month, or you can direct your customers to your very own shop.
    and post the links to the Avalon items here on Avalon.

    I don't have an account so I don't know how much their base fee is (here's the user agreement) but I've shopped from that site before and I was impressed with the quality of the shirts which were only $25-$30 per shirt (nice, original gifts).

    That way there's no need for an online shop or problems like buying stock and processing orders, that's all taken care of. Perhaps there are more profitable ways but for the simplicity of it all it may be worth it to receive a bit of money for the forum and offer some nice Avalon merchandise to those interested while we're at it?

    P.S. I agree that the forum would benefit more by receiving the full amount as a donation, but if people are interested in buying merchandise too then that can be good for promotion, as you could have the website address on the back of the shirt, hat etc. We all wear clothes and every bit helps.
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    Quote Posted by pabranno (here)
    I was informed tonight that my company will be closing in 30 days.
    For the last few months it has been my privilege and honor to be a regular donater.
    As soon as I am on my feet again I will resume regular donations.
    This forum has meant too much to me for too long for me not to contribute:
    it made me feel very good inside to help support this forum, these ideas, and the wonderful sharing experienced here.
    Thanks to all from my heart.
    I am sorry to hear this. I hope all goes well for you. Keep your vision clear.

    If it helps, one thing that came from your post, is it reminded me that I need to donate this year.
    Those of the positive polarity are of service when by action or thought or even intention, another entity or the self is freer to seek his or her own path than before the intended service was performed. --L/Leema

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    Donation sent from Canada. Keep up the great work, Bill.

    Dave - Toronto

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    Ask and ye shall receive. Thank you for all you do Bill! Donation sent.

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