2017 FUNDRAISER for ON-LINE GAMERS ANONYMOUS (OLGA/OLG-Anon)

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2017 FUNDRAISER for ON-LINE GAMERS ANONYMOUS (OLGA/OLG-Anon)

Dear Recovering Gamers and Anons,

We are asking for your help!

Today, many are realizing they need to get help and support so they can leave the games.  When they come to our website, they know that they are not alone.  They find that many have come before them, and shared their stories and struggles when they moved from a social gamer to an addicted gamer.  They also share the experience, strength and hope of their recovery, in the gamer forums.

We also have the "Anon" stories from the friends and families of excessive gamers, who are looking for support and help.  It's like a recovery meeting on the web, that you can come to whenever you like, and stay for as little or long as you like.

We provide a hot-line, to answer questions, and support those in need.

On-Line Gamers Anonymous needs money to keep going.  Without your donations, we would not be here.

We do not levy membership fees, and our fund-raising is pretty low key (our last fund-raising drive was in the spring of 2014). We like it that way and we hope you do too. The result is that very little comes in month-to-month. This is why we have chosen a campaign as the way raise the funds our organization so desperately needs.

If you believe in Olganon.org, if you feel that membership in our site has helped you and/or your family members, now is the time for you to express this belief by giving.

Please give what you are able. Give a little or give a lot. What is important is that you do give. Our bank account is getting the “Low Balance Alert!!”

Please go to: http://www.olganon.org/donate now!

You can also donate by mailing cash, check or money order to: 

On-Line Gamers Anonymous World Services
PO Box 67
Osceola, WI 54020
United States

Our 2016 fund raising goal is $10,000.  

This is what your donations are be used for:

$5000 will be used for on-going website fees, mainenance and administration:
$140 a month for website hosting, domains and chatroom fees.

This is a parital billing request from our web master:
Ongoing Support and Security Updates only:
$50 per hour
Time invoiced by the minute
Includes meetings, phone calls, coding, investigation time
Billed every two weeks
Only billed if there is at least one hour in charges
Billing will include a time sheet report
This would be used for support requests, tweaks and fixes, and security updates

$5000 wil be used for a project, to upgrade/update the website and chatroom:  
- Update of website to latest version of software
- Upgrade website to:
    - include a better Chatroom
    - a better Search tool
    - see who is in Chatroom on front page of website
    - Better, secure login method
    - Finish conversion of private messages and large posts from old website
    - Change menus to automatically drop down, when you hover over them
    - Update website format

Here is an update of donations received from the 2016 OLGA/OLG-Anon Fund Raising Drive:

GOAL: $10,000 
TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED: $380
FEE Pd to PAYPAL: $13.01
NET: $366.99

Donations received:

12/9/2016 $140
12/11/2016 $10
12/12/2016 $25
12/13/2016 $10
12/16/2016 $5
12/18/2016 $20
12/21/2016 $50
12/27/2016 $10
12/30/2017 $100
1/1/2017 $10 a month

Together We Can Make a Difference. Your Change Can Change Lives!

Thank you for your continued support.

Liz W.
Founder of On-Line Gamers Anonymous
Email: olga@olganon.org

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Please don't loose heart so

Please don't loose heart so soon Liz :(

Please support Olganon if you can people !

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Hi Liz, everyone.

Hi Liz, everyone.

How much are we targeting for? To have the site run another year, for example untill the end of 2017, what would be needed? If we have a concrete objective we can probably make it.

From what you write I understand that there are several parts that need financing?

- to keep site running, but also 

- projects for improvement of the site?

- conversion to the new site of old material?

To make it more concrete where the money is needed and what it is spent on could probably help to get people on board.

"I want to see people and I want to see life."

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2016 Fundraising Goal and Updates

Hello Steele, Polga and everyone,

Thank you for your feedback.

Our 2016 fund raising goal is $10,000.  

$5000 will be used for on-going website fees, mainenance and administration:
$140 a month for website hosting, domains and chatroom fees.

This is a parital billing request from our web master:
Ongoing Support and Security Updates only:
$50 per hour
Time invoiced by the minute
Includes meetings, phone calls, coding, investigation time
Billed every two weeks
Only billed if there is at least one hour in charges
Billing will include a time sheet report
This would be used for support requests, tweaks and fixes, and security updates

$5000 wil be used for a project, to upgrade/update the website and chatroom:  
- Update of website to latest version of software
- Upgrade website to:
    - include a better Chatroom
    - a better Search tool
    - see who is in Chatroom on front page of website
    - Better, secure login method
    - Finish conversion of private messages and large posts from old website
    - Change menus to automatically drop down, when you hover over them
    - Update website format

I hope this explains where the money will be going.

Liz

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Thanks for posting that Liz.

Thanks for posting that Liz.

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Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks for the feedback!

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Will donate!

"I want to see people and I want to see life."

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problem donating

When trying to donate through paypall I run into problems.

It requires to fill in US billing address, zip codes, state, etc. I do not have this information, I am from outside of US. If I try to put the olganon information there, it says that the province is not correct. (I used: "On-Line Gamers Anonymous World Services PO Box 67, Osceola, WI 54020 United States")

Also, I do not want to give paypall my phone or email, and it is a required field.

Now, my alternative option is to make an appointment with the bank, get some dollars there, then mail it by regular mail to your address. I prefer to not do that, since I would need to take a day off from work to be able to get to a bank in visiting hours.

Is there an alternative to donate? I have donated before some years ago, and before paypall was not causing problems. 

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Just a thought;

Did you use the link on the http://www.olganon.org/donate page?

Just a thought;

Do you have a trustworthy friend with a paypal account that can donate on your behalf and you pay the cash to them

 

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Thanks for the feedback Polga

Thanks for the feedback Polga.

I did use the link on the "http://www.olganon.org/donate"-page. Can I wire the money to you or Liz directly? If you PM me with a bank account I will try to make an international transfer in that way... maybe that would work.

"I want to see people and I want to see life."

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I am sure that liz will have

I am sure that liz will have an account you can transfer to; but in the UK that would cost the equivalent of $35 flat rate  !

I will PM liz alert her to your comment

Merry Christmas Steele !

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Using PayPal outside of US.

Hello Steele,

Thank you for your note.  I am sorry this is not working out easily for you.  I am contacting Paypal to see how we are to proceed.  

Payapal said you can contact them directly and they will help you make the donation.  Their customer service phone number is:  888-221-1161.

You can also wire your donation directly to the OLGA Holding Account.  I will message you that information.

If you have further questions, please respond to this message.

Liz

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Thanks for all the help. In a

Thanks for all the help. In a couple of days I can try this alternative route out, and I will. Thanks already for all the help with this.

"I want to see people and I want to see life."

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I donated, good luck with the

I donated, good luck with the campaign! Hopefully we'll raise enough 

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