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Fundraising Idea -- MeFi Book(s)

The "Life Hack" question now on AskMe made me think of this. Over the years, AskMe has collected a bunch of enduring info on life hacks and other topics. One or more people could organize that, put it into a booklet form and sell it for the good of MeFi. Or would that be any conflict?
posted by NotLost on Oct 19, 2023 - 51 comments

[MeFi Site Update] September 20th

Welcome to your monthly Site Update for MetaFilter, our beloved community weblog! The last update is here. You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions.

Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient and constructive as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup on Sep 20, 2023 - 188 comments

Fundraiser: cortex's Stained Glass MetaFilter Favicon up for auction

Want to own this lovely Stained Glass MetaFilter Favicon created by cortex? [more inside]
posted by skunk pig on Sep 6, 2023 - 24 comments

Fundraising Idea: AskMe Update Bounties

An idea for fundraising... What are the AskMe posts you most wanted to see updates on that did not get them? What would you be willing to donate to MetaFilter to get that update? Would you donate $5 to see if they ate the thing? $5 to find out if they went with a product rec from the Ask and whether it worked? $10 to see if they quit that job? $20 to see if they DTMF? Let's bribe our way into some answers. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 31, 2023 - 42 comments

The MetaFilter 2023 Fundraiser

Hi everyone! We have decided to extend the fundraising until mid-September given that the one month length is a bit arbitrary and we want to have gentle, relaxed fundraiser with more activities to enjoy in the upcoming weeks. [more inside]
posted by loup on Aug 21, 2023 - 0 comments

[MeFi Site Update] August 16th

Hi there, MetaFilter!

Welcome to your monthly Site Update! The last update is here. You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions.

Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup on Aug 16, 2023 - 290 comments

Fundraising Initiative: "Ask Mods Anything" (AMA) Session!

We're thrilled to have you join us for this fun event to engage, learn, and support MetaFilter. As we strive to make a positive impact, we're excited to open the floor to your questions. [more inside]
posted by loup on Aug 9, 2023 - 0 comments

2023 MeFi Fundraising Month

Hi MetaFilter

We are thrilled to announce the launch of MetaFilter's Fundraising Month, a time when our community comes together to support the site we all hold so dear. This particular year, our goal is clear: To continue on the path towards more stable and robust site finances that we started with 2022’s fundraising. [more inside]
posted by loup on Aug 1, 2023 - 116 comments

🔊🌐 🔊 MetaFilter Events: How it went in 2022, plus 2 standalone events

MetaFilter Events is back for a while to bring you two free standalone events featuring two significant figures from the Web’s early days: Ryan North (webcomic creator, known for his work with Dinosaur Comics and Marvel Comics), and Drew Curtis (founder of Fark). Take a break from your work week, and come reminisce and revisit the early days of the Internet. Join us as we ask some early Web movers and shakers about their experiences, how they made what they did, how they rose to prominence, what they’re doing now, and where the Web is going from here. [more inside]
posted by aielen on Mar 29, 2023 - 8 comments

🎉Fundraising Wrap-Up: You've put MetaFilter on the road to Revival!

A few months ago we came to you with information we had just learned about the dire financial state of MetaFilter. The site was losing money every month and the cash reserves keeping it afloat had run dry. The situation was grim. But MeFites, you stepped up in a big, big way: recurring contributions have gone up by $9,863.10 and we have received $78,857.91 in one-time contributions (both figures are net). This means that according to our targets MetaFilter has more than enough budget to Survive, and is within striking distance of Revive! There are more details inside about the specifics of the fundraiser and how the funds will be used, so please keep reading… [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 23, 2023 - 296 comments

🔊 🎉 🔊 MetaFilter Events: Week 4 🔊 🎉 🔊

Welcome to our final week (Week 4) of 2022’s Metafilter Events - MetaFilter Week! Get to know Jessamyn and the admin, meet the Steering Committee, discover the secret sauce in MetaFilter's approach to moderation, check out creative performances by fellow Mefites and participate in Metafilter Trivia Night! Along the way, learn more about internet communities and content moderation - and how technology is shaping the way we communicate and act collectively. [more inside]
posted by aielen on Dec 13, 2022 - 18 comments

🔊 ⛑️ 🔊 MetaFilter Events: Week 3 🔊 ⛑️ 🔊

Week 3 of Metafilter Events is here! Following Week 2, we’re moving on to a week that probes themes and topics around social justice, government, policy and research. You’ll learn more about advocacy and activism - and how you can have your voice heard on issues that matter to you. Find out more about Big Tech content moderation policies and how this affects you, get some perspective on the situation in Iran, and learn about the environmental impact of manufacturing. For those in the U.S, get the lowdown on current developments in redistricting policy and affordable housing policy - and what this means for the future. Complete your weekend with a creative doodling workshop, and hear about the gamification of everyday life from Metafilter’s own Adrian Hon. Come inside to find out more. [more inside]
posted by aielen on Dec 6, 2022 - 19 comments

🔊 📚 🔊 MetaFilter Events: Week 2 🔊 📚 🔊

Week 2 of Metafilter Events is here! Following Week 1, we’re back with more as we kick off a week about books, fiction and the humanities. (NaNoWriMo participants - this week is calling your name ✨ ) [more inside]
posted by aielen on Nov 28, 2022 - 12 comments

🔊 🎊 🔊 Announcing MetaFilter Events 🔊 🎊 🔊

The inaugural Metafilter Events is finally here! As one of the closing initiatives under our Metafilter Fundraising Drive, our online events series features presentations, workshops and discussions across a fascinating range of topics, themes and perspectives - from Mefites and friends-of-Mefites that have generously volunteered to speak and/or teach on these subjects. Tickets, bundled passes and gift cards are available now, and you can also sponsor fellow Mefites to attend paid events. [more inside]
posted by aielen on Nov 19, 2022 - 45 comments

📢📢📢 Fundraiser Update 3: With your help, we’re charting a way forward

We’ve blown past our Survive target thanks to you, and are well on our way to being able to 🌱Revive🌱 Metafilter! As we enter the final week of the Metafilter Fundraiser 2022, here’s what you can do to help push the site over the finish line. [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Nov 16, 2022 - 85 comments

📢📢📢 Week 2 Fundraiser Update: We need your help to REVIVE Metafilter

We asked Mefites for funds, we opened up site finances to show their dire state, and you stepped up. Today, we’re only $500 a month away from our Survive target!* The community is coming together to keep the lights on at our shared online home. But we need to go further to safeguard Metafilter’s future. It’s time to 🌱Revive Metafilter.🌱 [more inside]
posted by wesleyac on Nov 9, 2022 - 107 comments

Urgent Site Fundraising Appeal: Who is Responsible for the Banner?

Over the last few days, there have been numerous comments on the Gray, the Blue, the Green, and on MetafilterMeta on Reddit asking why the fundraising banner in the Metafilter menubar isn't communicating the site's fundraising needs both more urgently and more noticeably. It's well-known that not everyone reads the Gray. That means that non-Gray readers, which includes long-time lurkers and friends of the site, are not being well-served here. Who has control over the banner, and why isn't this a priority? [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Nov 8, 2022 - 73 comments

What is MetaFilter worth to you?

As we continue with the fundraising drive to try to keep the lights on here (please donate if you can!), this has had me thinking about what the value of MetaFilter is in my life, relative to other regular expenses I have. The Steering Committee's financial update has made it very clear what it costs to keep MetaFilter running, and the question I've been turning over in my mind is, what is the value that MetaFilter provides for its members? [more inside]
posted by biogeo on Nov 4, 2022 - 25 comments

Metafilter Wants You - Fundraiser Week 1 update!

Seven days into our fundraiser, here’s an update on where we stand. (Click here to help fund Metafilter). [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Nov 2, 2022 - 54 comments

Metafilter Wants You - The Fundraising Post!

Metafilter depends almost entirely on user contributions. The community needs your help to stay up and running and to improve in the future. Contributions, especially recurring contributions, are what pay for servers, moderators and technical support. Please contribute through the Metafilter funding page! [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Oct 24, 2022 - 295 comments

Steering Committee Check-In: October 2022

The MetaFilter Steering Committee is excited to bring you the first Steering Committee Check-In! Inside we have some updates on what we’ve done in the past month, what we’re working on this month, and a request for input from the community. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Oct 3, 2022 - 84 comments

Fundraising update

Fundraising updates now that August is over: we're up about $1100/mo in new recurring monthly subscription income from where we started at the start of the month. We've also received a few thousand dollars in additional one-time donations from site members and readers. And, as an extremely generous cherry on top, we also recieved a $15,000 donation from long-time nerd and friend of the site Jeff Atwood. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Sep 3, 2021 - 33 comments

Theme Week: WEIRD SCIENCE!

Hey, MetaFilter! We're having a theme week, as part of our fundraising month! The theme for this week is WEIRD SCIENCE! I want to see all kinds of science posts, about stuff I would NEVER learn if it weren't on MetaFilter! Old science, new science, weird forms of life, neat rocks, misbehaving AI, I want it all! Tag your posts weirdscience, and feel free to share them in this thread. FILL MY LIFE WITH WEIRD SCIENCE, MEFI! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 8, 2021 - 15 comments

August is MetaFilter fundraising month

It's fundraising time! MetaFilter depends primarily on user and reader support to continue to operate: that funding pays for moderation, site development, and basic administrative costs like server hosting. It is increasingly difficult to operate a site like ours in the modern web economy, and your financial contributions through one-time contributions and recurring subscriptions have made, and will make, all the difference in keeping MeFi going.

You can start or increase your subscription here. I'll answer some questions about what we need, where the money goes, and what's coming up below, so come on inside if you want more detail. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Aug 2, 2021 - 74 comments

Site Update #9, 2020

Hey all. This is going to be a short update, as we’re all collectively dealing with the spike in COVID cases and attendant disruptions, but we’re planning for the New Years Gala and very much looking forward to it! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Nov 20, 2020 - 0 comments

The Fundraising Month Finale

You’ve donated for it. You’ve waited for it. You’ve (hopefully not, really) dreamed about it. Now you can do it. You can… [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Oct 5, 2020 - 23 comments

Site Update #5, 2020

Hey folks! It is another Arbitrary Two-Week Period and we have another update for you! Things are chugging along at Mefi Headquarters, although a few things (the FAQ updates, the public dev backlist) have been delayed because I have managed to find a way for even a pandemic-compliant misanthrope to get really outrageously sick (hint: it involves a bullseye rash and then a lot of napping.) [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Sep 25, 2020 - 1 comment

Site Update #4, 2020

Hey everyone! We're halfway through our Fundraising Month, and having a great time! Hope you are all enjoying yourselves with it, too. Here are some updates about that and the other things we're up to. As usual, comments are turned off. Drop us a line at the Contact Form if you have feedback, and you’re welcome to open a MetaTalk thread for any subject you want to discuss with the community. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Sep 11, 2020 - 0 comments

Help cortex cut his hair, fundraising edition.

My hair is too long! Something's gotta be done! So, here's the deal: for every new $50 in monthly recurring contributions to MetaFilter we see in September, I'll cut an inch off. I've got about 14 inches of hair right now, so we've got a lot of ground to cover. Come inside to track my progress with the patent-pending MetaFilter Hair-O-Meter. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Sep 2, 2020 - 32 comments

Metafilter Fundraising Month!

Hello everyone! We usually do a fundraising drive around the site's birthday, but this year has been a weird one, so we're doing it in September instead. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Sep 1, 2020 - 52 comments

Mefites on Patreon

This AskMefi question about supporting people on Patreon made me wonder: do you have a Patreon? Where is it and what kind of work do you do? Let's support each other!
posted by divabat on Dec 13, 2018 - 18 comments

Help build MetaFilter’s savings

The generosity of the MetaFilter community has been invaluable in keeping this place up and running for the last several years via community funding. We’re in a position right now where we need to ask for a little more of that help to ensure that the site remains financially secure. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 31, 2017 - 422 comments

MeFi State of the Update

After a couple months of fundraising and general money belt-tightening and Google up and downing, I wanted to give an update. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Aug 5, 2014 - 110 comments

Clarification: Is an active Crowd-Funded post ever okay on MeFi?

I have searched the MetaTalk for this and can't seem to find a definitive answer - apologies if one already exists and I missed it. My question - if something is currently being crowd-funded, but has already met/exceeded it's funding goal - is using it as part of a MeFi post grounds for automatic deletion of the post? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Mar 10, 2014 - 5 comments

Look you don't have to give me money but I just wanted, oh, nevermind...

What's the deal with Projects and crowdfunding? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jul 28, 2013 - 33 comments

Check Yes to confirm that this Kickstarter campaign is over

Because not enough people read the FAQ, posts are made about live online fundraising projects from time to time. I thought it could it be beneficial to have an additional check box appear when a Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other major fundraising sites are linked in a front page post, asking the poster to confirm that the fundraising campaign is over.
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 13, 2013 - 86 comments

Donated, thanked

When we threw the 100k raffle back in November, we raised almost $1,000 for DonorsChoose.org. Since I couldn't find a direct organizational donation, I ended up funding several projects in science, culture, and special needs around the country. The thank you letters came pouring in this week and here are some screenshots: (1, 2, 3, 4). Thanks again all for donating.
posted by mathowie on Mar 3, 2010 - 61 comments

No more Ron Paul, please

Policy regarding political fundraising, campaigning or other support sites for Ron Paul? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 25, 2007 - 81 comments

Would anyone care to join me in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk?

Would anyone care to join me in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk? [more inside]
posted by sequential on Sep 8, 2007 - 4 comments

I would like to host a MeFi MeetUp as part of a larger fund-raising event

I would like to host a MeFi MeetUp as part of a larger fund-raising event for a non-profit organization. What's the preferred protocol so as to avoid being crass?
posted by plinth on Sep 7, 2006 - 15 comments

Fund raising post advice

I would like to make a MeFi post about a young Malaysian blogger trying to raise funds for treatment for a life-threatening disease. Is this ok? How should I go about it?
posted by divabat on Jun 5, 2006 - 22 comments

Mefi compilation album idea

Various artists: Feelin' Blue (Metafilter Records, 2006)
Given the response to cortex's excellent music post, and given the range and quality of music on offer, I have an idea that will make us all rich and famous* [follow me inside...]
posted by nylon on Apr 16, 2006 - 81 comments

The dios vs. Rothko contest is over!

Holy crap, the BATTLE IS OVAH!!!
posted by mathowie on Oct 21, 2005 - 57 comments

MetaFilter Fundraising for Fun

Announcing the new MetaFilter Fundraising for Fun project. dios and rothko/AlexReynolds have agreed to let you guys vote with your dollars, for charity. Throw some cash into the till for the guy you want to take a break for a week, and in the end it all goes to Creative Commons' fundraiser. Think of it as a charity dunk tank: you put down five bucks to toss a few at the guy you love to hate. It'll run for a week, so let's make the fun last.
posted by mathowie on Oct 19, 2005 - 184 comments

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