A note from founder and lead organizer
Hi there. Thanks for stopping by the donate page. Our Free events are made possible by members generously volunteering time to help me organize as well as by members who volunteer to present and perform (contributor page coming soon). I’m happy to personally donate my time to organize the meetup, manage web sites and registration systems, make graphical banners. I’m also happy to donate the the use of my personal PA, projector, mics, cables, mixers, laptops, presenter tables, and web cams so we can pop-up can have great experiences and not have to rent gear. I’m also currently donating use of my personal Zoom Video Conferencing account or online events which is $129 / yr.
Behind-the-scenes I personally pay for a variety of infrastructure expenses which I outline below. Donations made here or at face-to-face events are only used to help offset these expenses. I’m not in this to make money but to provide free events and therefore my goal is to break even.
Today we are currently $16.50 in the black but will soon bee in the red as our bi-annual meetup fee of $89.49 coming due on April 18th as well as our web hosting fee of $49 – so any donation helps.
To be clear, donations are optional and events are free. If you have $1 or more to spare that’s fantastic. If you don’t, just enjoy the meetup events and donate when you are able! Below are more details on yearly expenses.
Your kind donation helps me offset the expenses below…
$179 / yr
Meetup.com Face-to-Face event Registration System
$120 / yr
– Name tags
– Free Stickers
– Printing for PR
$49 / yr
Web Hosting fees for web site