Donation Drive 2011 Begins

For nearly nine years Gamerswithjobs.com has been defined above all else by its community. Over that time we have provided content from a prize stable of outstanding games writers, we have reported from a host of events and expos, we have recorded and posted more podcasts than I dare count, we have hosted and enjoyed GWJ events across the country and we have hosted what I think is one of the best forums on the internet. And, as proud as we are about all of that and more, it pales in comparison to the joy we have taken and continue to take in being a part of this rare and wonderful group of like-minded gamers.

As a community driven site, though, we depend on you to help us keep this mad experiment lit and alive. And so, every year we come to you for exactly one month and ask for your help to fund the tech, the bandwidth, the talent, the equipment, the events and the expenses of running, supporting and growing the site. This is that month.

For those of you with the means and ability to help us keep the lights on and the juice flowing, please consider providing a donation, whatever you think another year of GWJ is worth.

You can donate using Paypal or by sending a check. The drive will end on Sept 30 at 11:59pm CST, and we will not open the coffers back up for contribution again until next fall.

How to Donate: 1) Click the donation button on the sidebar to the left. 2) Send your donation through Paypal to [email protected]. 3) If you would like to send a check or organize another form of payment, private message me for more information.

Important Note Following Donation! (Yes, read this part) : If you would like to have your forum icon updated or potentially be included in upcoming events please send a separate e-mail following your donation with: the real name or pseudonym under which your Paypal donation was submitted, the amount you donated, your GWJ forum name. Use the subject GWJ Donation 2011 for your e-mail. It is important to complete all these steps to get the most from your donation!

We know that not everyone is able to justify supporting a gaming website, and we thank all of you for the other kinds of support you provide every day of the year.

For those of you used to seeing the prize giveaway tied to the donation drive, we are separating the two events this year. We will definitely be having a giveaway -- with the kind and caliber of prizes you've come to expect -- and we will have more information about that giveaway and the ways to enter later in the month in advance of a drawing scheduled for International Goodjer Day in October.

We will be posting regular updates indicating progress on new icons, recognizing donating members, providing more information on our upcoming giveaway and more information over the month of September. Thank you all in advance for your support!

Comments

Donated !

Donated and Thanks!

Im surprised you aren't doing it through Kickstarter

MyNameIsHunter wrote:
Im surprised you aren't doing it through Kickstarter

I think at this point we are considered established; not just some upstart, wet behind the ears forums trying to get off the ground.

Hooray! Just donated and sent the email for the first time!

Done!

Tagging to remember todo this when I get home.

Done, you girly cyborg.

My monies: you have them now.

I just sent this over... hope it helps keep the lights on for a little while.

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Certis wrote:
whatever you think another year of GWJ is worth.

This, I can't afford. This community is invaluable to me and has given me more in the past year than I could ever give back. I can't fairly express my appreciation and affection.

That being said, donation sent. It's because of this community that I can donate. It's Goodjers giving to Goodjers giving to Goodjers. Full circle. Might even seal up all the holes in the ozone layer and stop global warming. Go Team!

Certis wrote:
whatever you think another year of GWJ is worth.

Yeah, I don't have nearly that much either. Our meagre donation is sent, however. Thanks for everything, you lot.

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Bam! That felt good!

It's not much, but donated! Here is to further fueling my strongest addiction.

This is a bad time to have no money in the Paypal account. Need to fix that pronto.

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Man, people don't say "pronto" enough anymore.

Thanks for all the support guys, your appreciation for what we do is soul nourishing.

Hmm. How much of a donation qualifies me for a prize drawing? I think last year it was $10 US minimum?

I like to give and I like to get chances for loots so can someone let me know?

Monies sent.

Email for upgraded icon also sent.

Strangeblades wrote:
Hmm. How much of a donation qualifies me for a prize drawing? I think last year it was $10 US minimum?

I like to give and I like to get chances for loots so can someone let me know?


Rules will be the same as last year.

Pal-paid. Stay Classy GWJ!

Donation sent. Time for the gold watch! (mild NSFW language)

Certis wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:
Hmm. How much of a donation qualifies me for a prize drawing? I think last year it was $10 US minimum?

I like to give and I like to get chances for loots so can someone let me know?


Rules will be the same as last year.

If it's alright I will post some of last year's prize details? That cool?

Donations/Entries into the drawing (U.S. funds)
$10 - $24 = 1 entry
$25 - $49 = 2 entries
$50 - $74 = 3 entries
$75 and up = 4 entries

Donation -> Butt!

...

Wait, I don't think that's right.

I haven't been around much in the last year (not that I ever really was), but I do love this site and the community. Donation sent.

Donated and mailed.

Donation sent and totally posted in the wrong thread to say as much.

Donated and e-mailed. Very happy to support another year of GWJ Conference Calls, Forums, and Goodjerness.