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TMB Fundraiser

Postby Dale » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:34 am

Greetings, TMBers!

As you can see on the top banner, we have launched our Fall fundraiser, and we could use your help! Because of some attrition of givers and an increase in expenses related to the operations of TMB, our income is not keeping up with the need.

As you know, TMB is in the ministry of encouraging Godly sex and intimacy in marriages, and this type of ministry has never been more needed. If you can, would you please prayerfully consider helping us financially with either a one-time gift or a recurring donation? Every little bit helps, and your money is always used wisely and with the best of stewardship. If you currently give to TMB, thank you so much!

Those of you who access TMB via Tapatalk do not see the top banner, so you may need to log on through your computer to access the link for giving. The fundraising banner is manually updated, so if you give and the bar doesn't move right away, don't worry! It will be updated ASAP.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support and contribution to the ministry of TheMarriageBed. May God bless you and your marriage (and of course your marriage bed) richly!

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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby poetess » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:42 pm

Dale, could you explain what the numbers mean? At a glance, I would read it as you are looking for a whole bunch of $2,000 gifts and another whole bunch of people who can give $250/month . . . but I suspect that isn't what it means since the vast majority of us can't do either of those.
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Paul B » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:51 pm

The numbers are the totals we're looking for. As it comes in the bars go from grey to red.
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Paul B » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:39 am

I wanted to say thank you to those who have been supporting the boards for the last two years with donations of $5 to $75 a month. This includes a widow who used to post with her husband. She felt what happens here is so important she has continued to support it even though she no longer qualifies to post. Wow, there are no words for that.

I also wanted to explain why we are asking for money now, and why we are asking for specific amounts. The boards have been running a deficit for more than a year. By deficit, I mean the difference in what it costs and what is given specifically for the boards. We were able to do this because of a grant TMB received in March of 2015. But the grant has all been spent and we no longer have the funds to cover the "deficit. The $2000 one time will mostly offset what was paid out of the grant. The $250 monthly will take care of the boards moving forward with some cushion so we don't have to do this again in six months.

We should have done this sooner in the year, We mentioned it in the spring but didn't do it get it out as we should have. Then it was summer, which is a bad time to raise money. So here we are in the fall and the need is rather imminent.

Thanks for your prayerful consideration. I have no doubt we will see all the funding we need!
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby SeekingChange » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:29 pm

Praying for you all and for this fundraising.
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Paul B » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:50 am

We've passed 25% on the one time side - THANKS!
On the recurring don't be shy if you can only do $5 a month. We love seeing a lot of small donations because it means more people are involved.
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Dale » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:28 am

Giving our fall fundraiser another shout-out!

Thank you to all who have donated! ::clap ::clap

As you can see by the bar on the top, we are still in need of more donations, so if you've been putting it off, now is a great time to jump onboard! :D

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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Paul B » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:27 pm

Been crazy busy here and have not updated the totals. I will get to it shortly!
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby OldMarriedLady » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:33 pm

I see you no longer have Razoo administering your recurring donations. Should I switch my existing Razoo donation to PayPal?
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Leah » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:34 pm

I use PayPal..............................
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby OldMarriedLady » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:32 pm

Razoo no longer offers an option of remaining anonymous to the administrators of TMB, just to the public. The new fundraiser is handled by PayPal, and there is no anonymous option with that either. :( I really prefer to remain completely anonymous. Is there any other fundraising site you could use?
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby YachtMaster » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:26 pm

I have donated through Razoo for quite some time because I thought that you were less than satisfied with PayPal.

Razoo gives the option to include the fees in the donation so that you get a specific amount of money, not sure if PayPal has this option.

Which do you actually prefer??? I can do either.

What are the administration cost differences between the two.

Anonymity is not really an issue for me.
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Postby Paul B » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:20 pm

Razoo costs a bit more, but usually enough will cover the fees to make that a non-issue. So really whatever is easier for you is fine.
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Paul B » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:23 pm

I finally got around to updating this. Ironically the donation that put the one-off over the top came in as I was working on it.

I've divided the one-off overate by 12 and added it to the monthly. I will continue to do that with any other one-offs.

Yes, these donations are tax deductible for US tax filers. If you want credit for this year, get them done by the 31st.

A big thanks to all who have helped!
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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Paul B » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:25 pm

OldMarriedLady wrote:Razoo no longer offers an option of remaining anonymous to the administrators of TMB, just to the public. The new fundraiser is handled by PayPal, and there is no anonymous option with that either. :( I really prefer to remain completely anonymous. Is there any other fundraising site you could use?

Yeah, everyone is making it difficult. You could send a money order, with "For Boards" on it, to

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Re: TMB Fundraiser

Postby Paul B » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:28 pm

We have decided to not run an endless fundraiser. :roll:

We are good for now, and will let folks know when we have need again. Thanks to all who gave, and to those who have given monthly for several years. You make the forums possible.

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