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    Funds Drive for 2020

    It's time again for me to ask our TATeurs to chip in, if they can, to help pay TAT's bills for the coming year. This isn't something I enjoy doing, but what we bring in this time of the year is a big help. As always, it's important to know that TAT is not in danger of going away regardless of what we bring in during this drive. But it is helpful if those who are able, and want to, to help out. The drive will last through the month of December, or when the goal is reached.


    The money we bring in from Google ads continues to drop. Last year we made just under $175, from a high of around $600 not many years ago. I assume this is due to people using ad-blockers. But we still have several people who pay to host their website on our server which helps offset the cost considerably. Here's the breakdown:


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    Server cost - $2,388 ($199/month)


    Income:
    Google Ads = $175.00 (based on this year)
    Hosted Websites = $635.00
    Total Income = $810.00


    Shortfall = $1578.00
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    I'll pay PayPal's fees, which were $42 last year, as my contribution, and whatever the difference is between what we need and what we take in.


    Please understand that meeting this goal, or any part of it, is not necessary to keep TAT rolling. Please don't feel obligated, all contributions are totally voluntary.


    Thanks to all who have supported TAT financially over the years and who will, undoubtedly, support TAT now and in the future. Your generosity is appreciated more than you can know.


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    The easiest way to donate is to use our PayPal account. You can do so by clicking on the "Support TAT" button in the navigation bar at the top of our pages.
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    Will donate but one question: do you get some money if we click on the banners that pop up, even if we don't buy anything? Because I will gladly click on any three banners a day if that brings you some income.
    Like right now I finally got a banner for something I am needing. So clicked.
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    Re: Funds Drive for 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    Kirkus
    Will donate but one question: do you get some money if we click on the banners that pop up, even if we don't buy anything? Because I will gladly click on any three banners a day if that brings you some income.
    Like right now I finally got a banner for something I am needing. So clicked.
    Yes, clicking on the banner is where the money comes from. But don't click just to click. Google's algorithm is very smart and we could be kicked out of the program if it detects clicks just for clicks sake.
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    Re: Funds Drive for 2020

    How long with the fundraising drive be active? I had planned to donate this pay period, but then the propane truck showed up about a week ago.
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    I'm waiting until after Christmas which will be my next pay period. Will it be up until then?
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    Re: Funds Drive for 2020

    I'll leave the announcement up until New Year's Eve. But donations can be made year around.
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    Re: Funds Drive for 2020

    Once again you guys come though! We collected $875, of which $30 were PayPal fees. I'll pay those. This will take us past June with server fees and I'm more than happy to pay the rest of the year. It means so much, and is more help than you can know. Thank you!

    Here's to another fun year at TAT!
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    Re: Funds Drive for 2020

    We had another donation come in... total is $950.00.

    (Thank you!)
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