Just a quick reminder: the current Indiegogo campaign’s expiring today. This does NOT mean anything’s changing with the overall fundraising project; even with no deadline the maximum time for a campaign to run is 120 days and today’s just when it expires.
I’ll base my next action on how much return of the $1050 raised during this one actually comes my way after Indiegogo’s fees. About $150 has actually been received so far and the rest has been held in escrow until the conclusion of the campaign. There are always hidden fees and creative interpretation of rules to allow Indiegogo to keep the maximum they can. Unlike the first campaign I foolishly used a deadline in and which refunded all pledges when the goal wasn’t met, this one will mark the first time I’ve ever received the proceeds. I do like the extra accountability and peace of mind provided by Indiegogo’s counter, but if their take is too high I’ll just go back to the straightforward PayPal donation button as this moves forward. I think the legitimacy of the fundraiser after its 15 months in existence has been affirmed enough so that contributors can be comfortable trusting my accounting (since this WordPress blog doesn’t support widgets like a counter) and know that I’m not about to abscond to Mexico!
Perhaps I’ll look into another fundraising platform like ChipIn to continue as an alternative, but I wanted everyone to know that this project will never simply go away or that I’d ever give up on it. This is after all my life that’s being restored, not some ‘nice to have’ sort of endeavor, so be assured it’ll be around until it’s done!
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