Because SIYE does not charge fees and does not advertise, it is necessary from time to time to solicit donations to ensure the site's continued existence. Money donated to SIYE is used only to pay the hosting and domain fees. We are able to do this because staff members provide their services on a volunteer basis.
This year, we are continuing the semi-annual fundraiser idea that was put into practice last year. Our yearly fee isn’t paid until April 1st, but the entire process is made less stressful for everyone if we divide the fundraising efforts up. Our yearly fee is $1200 for space on a server and lots of bandwidth that keeps us going without many hiccups. SIYE’s tech staff carefully monitors the site’s needs and is cognizant of what goes on in the web hosting market. For the price we pay, we get excellent service. That said, our goal for this fundraiser is $600. However, if we were to raise as much as $1000, we could entirely skip the March fundraiser.
Therefore, if you can afford to donate any amount, small or big, the staff and the users of SIYE would be greatly indebted to you. The link at the bottom of this announcement takes you to the place of donations.
SIYE uses PayPal to collect and hold funds. It is not necessary for you to have a PayPal account to donate, but you'll have to have a credit card. As always, SIYE is open to other options. However, I’ve yet to see an arrangement that satisfactorily protects the person donating.
If I can answer any questions or be of any service, please let me know.
Thank you all for everything you do and for helping contribute to this wonderful site whether it be through your writing, your encouraging reviews, volunteer service, or donations.
Robert L. Scott