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« on: November 08, 2007, 03:13:38 PM »

To all members of OrthodoxChristianity.net,

It's hard to believe that it's nearly the end of 2007 and that we're at our 5 year anniversary. It's amazing to have seen this site grow from its infancy into what it is today!

So much has happened over the past 5 years too:  We've grown an extremely dedicated and talented moderator staff who are the driving force behind our successful forum operation and we have the participation and support of our many posters who make this site what it is.  We've had known conversions to Orthodoxy and countless inquiries into our Faith.

As we move into the future, we are in need of bigger and better hardware to support the site's growing audience and appeal.  To this extent, we have recently moved to a dedicated hosting solution which is meeting our demand quite nicely.

Unfortunately, our new solution comes with cost and we here at OrthodoxChristianity.net ask for your support and charity in funding so we can continue to deliver this site and accomplish our ultimate aims of spreading the Faith.

We're having a donation drive in hopes to reach $800 dollars, which will cover two year's worth of operating expenses. 

We have a number of methods for you to donate: check, cash, or credit card.

For check/cash, you can send a check made out to :
Robert Quick
8457 Reedy Ridge Ln
Raleigh, NC 27613
Memo: Orthodoxchristianity.net Fund

For credit card/paypal, you can use the following link to donate:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=treasury

Unfortunately, we cannot offer tax deductions for these donations, but we hope to set ourselves up as a not-for-profit in the near future.

Again, thank you for making this site a success and thank you for your consideration!

Robert




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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 12:50:11 AM »

In case anyone was wondering:

server space = 30 a month X 24 Months + 40 dollars for 2 years' of domain names for orthodoxchristianity.net and orthodox.ws plus tax = 800 bucks.

Why two years' worth at one time?  In order to keep things running smoothly and not have to interrupt you all on a regular basis.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 04:25:02 PM »

Do we have any big-name personalities that are going to be spearheading this fund drive?  How about a telethon, or a webathon?
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 05:20:27 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007, 05:21:16 PM »

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Who's his backup band?
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007, 05:21:46 PM »

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Well, he is a "site supporter"...
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2007, 01:36:38 AM »

Who's his backup band?

 He's got a Ska personality, so maybe the Mighty Mighty Bosstones?
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2007, 08:57:57 AM »

also, please notate whether you want your donation private or recognized by name in the list of donors.

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 07:15:14 PM »

a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has graciously donated so far.

If you could send me a PM (if you haven't already) indicating that you donated, that would be great.  I'm not always easily able to pair up email addresses to usernames on the site.  We'd really like to recognize you as a site supporter and for your contribution!

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2007, 12:57:54 AM »

Thanks to the massive generosity of some fellow board members, we've made TREMENDOUS progress in our donation drive.

As of today, we've made $375.00!!

We still need your help to reach our target goal of $800 dollars and can use all the help you can muster.

For check/cash, you can send a check made out to :
Robert Quick
8457 Reedy Ridge Ln
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Memo: Orthodoxchristianity.net Fund

For credit card/paypal, you can use the following link to donate:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/donate.html


Thank you again for your contribution!
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2007, 06:30:24 PM »

Real quick, is there any sort of deadline?  I really want to get my mortgage pmt together before I send anything, and that is two weeks off yet. And can we donate in dribs and drabs, as we have extra funds?  For instance I could donate next time I sell something on ebay, stuff like that. ?  Wink Huh
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2007, 06:33:36 PM »

Haha we're not picky with donations!  Feel free to donate whenever.

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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2007, 12:07:11 AM »

Just wondering if any of the Admin could update us on how we are going with the donation drive. Are we any closer to our goal?
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2007, 03:16:45 AM »

Hi,

Sure.

As of today, we have nearly $475 dollars towards our goal of $800...so we're over half-way there!

A HUGE thank you again for all who have donated, and if we have not publically recognized you (and you wish to be recognized with a "Site Supporter" tag), please send me a PM.

Thank you again!
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2007, 03:25:06 AM »

$500 now Wink

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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 10:42:31 AM »

We're at $650 dollars now!  Almost there!
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2008, 03:02:49 PM »

So how are we doing?
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2008, 09:46:02 PM »

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I just saw this post, so I'll roll a beer your way!  Smiley


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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2008, 07:03:37 PM »

Any updates on the donation front?
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2008, 01:04:56 AM »

We're doing great!  I want to thank everyone for their continued generosity, support, prayers, and donations.  They go a very long way to keep this site up and running.  I'm a bit behind on my OC.net affairs, but I plan on getting caught up soon.  My apologies for slow responses to IMs, etc.

I will post detailed figures once I get back up to speed.
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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2008, 12:33:06 AM »

Many thanks to all who have donated.  Your generosity has been magnificent and I am grateful for how giving this community is on so many fronts.

We've been receiving donations steadily from all corners of the world.

I would love to recognize everyone who has donated with a special Site Supporter title in their user account.  Please send me a PM if you would this added.

I am working on a budget spreadsheet and will be posting it publicly shortly, illustrating our operating expenses and how much money we've received.

Again, many, many thanks for your generosity.  It keeps the site running!

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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2008, 04:50:26 PM »

I just wanted to thank everyone for making the OCnet donation drive successful. We did not make our target of 800, but at 650, we have enough cash to cover operating costs through approximately the end of next year (approx. Oct 2009). We'll keep you posted Smiley

If you were expecting to be made a "site supporter" and did not receive that title, there may have been an oversight. Please let me know and I will remedy that.

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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2008, 08:45:14 PM »

I meant to do this back in March. But I suppose late is better than never.  Cheesy Glad to see were set for some time to come.
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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2011, 08:40:24 PM »

How are we looking at this year? I could donate more if needed.
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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2011, 05:23:17 PM »

If the Houston Dynamo soccer team signs me, I will donate $1,000 to this site, that's a promise.
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