by Glenn C. Koenig, webmaster at Town Wide Mall
As I am new to this (asking for financial support), I suddenly realized that, of course, I wanted to thank the individuals who have given so far. I finally got Paypal to give me a list of their names, so I can send thank you messages to them directly.
But while considering a plan to publish a public acknowledgement listing them, I realized I had forgotten to ask permission for that! Oops!
So, let’s make this an “opt in” scheme. That is, if you want to donate (or already have donated) and want to have your name published, please say so in the comments. If I don’t see any clear “yes” (you say not to publish or just say nothing at all about it), then I’ll refrain of giving out your name, in public or privately.
Also I don’t plan to publish anything about the amount given by any individual. I know it’s traditional to post donor lists in “tiers” such as “friend,“ “donor,” “supporter,” or “top circle” (or whatever they call it), but I hesitate to do that. I welcome donations of any amount. I don’t want to shame anyone for not giving more than they can afford to, or who donate to other causes and must therefore budget the amounts they give to any one of them.
As I’m doing all this alone, so far (except for someone I hired by the hour to help with data entry for the upcoming community group list), I may need to bring in a little more paid assistance going forward, to help prevent me from reaching burning out! As you may imagine, great dreams often come first, then the amount of work required to implement hits you later!
All that said, I want to thank everyone for their support, whether financial or as messages of gratitude for what I’m doing here. You’re welcome!