Kuro5hin-style fundraising drive?
Posted Jul 26, 2002 18:03 UTC (Fri) by sab39
Parent article: On the future of LWN
Have you guys been in contact with Rusty from kuro5hin (http://www.kuro5hin.org/)? Based on a site which is, I imagine, a whole lot less popular than LWN (I could be wrong, but that's my estimation) he was able to raise $35000 in just under a week by having a fundraising drive with a big "total raised so far / target to raise in total" bar across the top of the screen.
He's also working to turn k5 into a non-profit entity, which I imagine is a necessary component to make something like that work: a lot of people don't want to donate to a for-profit company.
He was able to raise 6 months worth of salary for one person. Your expenses are greater: 6 months salary is about 90,000. But if you could raise that in a once-off fundraising drive, you wouldn't have to worry about money again until after christmas.
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