This is what we need to keep our podcast running for a year:
$350 website/bandwidth costs
$800 equipment costs (computer, external hard drive, portable drives, batteries, microphones, video equipment, software)
$100 research materials (books, pamphlets, subscriptions, etc.)
$300 printing/merchandise costs (business cards, pamphlets, buttons)
$1000 travel expenses (Rallies and events we need to cover)
$200 support services
The BiCast rose out of the need to give the Bisexual Community a vocal platform for news, information, entertainment, opinions, talking about issues and everything else you can think of!
We do our best to bring you podcasts that are produced with diversity at our helm - region, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and our hosts and guests are from across the globe.
The one thing that bring us and our audience - We're passionate about our opinions, our work, the work of our activists around the world, our audiences' opinions, equality and Bi Visibility!
Besides the regular monthly round table episode centered on a topic of interest, we have interviews, coverage of current events, Our BIThreads segment, BI History 101, audience feedback and several other projects in the works.
We've been pitching in to make BiCast available to anyone and everyone who wants to tune in, and we're growing faster than we imagined! In an ideal world, we wouldn't ask you for anything. But in order for us to be able to deliver professional quality podcasts, accessible across platforms on the internet and to a wide variety of people.
While all of us volunteer our talents and services, we need the funds for Production Equipment, Support Services, Access to a larger community and it will enable us to reach stories from a wider Bi Community! It will also keep us running for 6 months to a year!
Please help us keep BiCast alive, we need you!
This year with your help even if you cannot attend the Bisexual/non-Monosexual Community at Creating Change 2015 in Denver in person, you will be able to keep up with what is going on thru your bisexual community’s own Podcasting + Video Network, The BiCast.
You will be able to hear interviews + see video presentations with the people who are working to make all our lives so much better and all about the latest initiatives and programs and what they can do to help you, your family, your friends and your local community.
But we cannot do it without your help!
Like (almost) everything else in the Bisexual community in the USA we are a Completely 100% All Volunteer Organization, with ZERO funding other that what we take out of our own pockets (and believe us that is a lot) AND your kind and generous donations.
So thank you! So far with your assistance we have been able to purchase through your donations things related to our start up costs including Domain Name Purchase as well as Recording and Editing Software.
I mean Wow! with your help we have really done a lot!
So we are really on a roll here BUT to keep going and keep bringing you all the programming that You Have Been Asking For we have additional costs. These include such things as music free of copyright infringement, better Sound Equipment, a New Computer, (since currently the show is completely produced off of our founder and producer’s aged and failing laptop). We also have such recurring costs such as Printing, Travel Expenses and Video Rentals.
So the Good News is we have actually secured the credentials and permission to report from such important national LGBTQ/Progressive Events including:
RootsCamp 2014 (December 13 thru 14) Washington DC
Creating Change 2015 (February 4 thru 8) Denver CO
BiReConUSA and BECAUSE 2015 (April) Minneapolis MN
But the other news is now we Need Your Help with the expenses to actually make it happen. Can we count on You to Help us Help you? So we can be there to be the Bisexual Community’s eyes and ears at these gatherings where future policy decisions are being made?
Please CLICK the LINK to go to our Fundraising Page and see what option you can do to assist. We have arranged it so you to become a member at whatever rate you can spare starting at $1 a month and up. And can we also ask you to also please LIKE and SIGNAL BOOST this so we can get the word out to as many people as possible?
Thank you all so much for all your Continued Generosity and Support. And also please keep writing in telling us what You Like and what else You want to Hear and See. You Our Audience are our Best Programming Partners and Motivators to keep on keeping on.
The BiCast Group
The BiCast is an non-profit podcast and video network covering news, views and current happenings effecting the bisexuals people, and their friends, family and allies.
We strive to to provide information, news, support and entertainment to all of us under The Bisexual Umbrella. We work to bring you topics and activists of interest to our audience. Our crew is dedicated and diverse in regions, ethnicity, gender and sexual identification. But we do have one thing in common. We are all passionate about our mission.
We foster the building of our community , on a global and at a grassroots local level. We encourage audience participation and provide everyone the opportunity to be a guest host.
The BiCast Crew (Lynnette, John, Apphia, Will[ow], Becca, Ruth, Eileen, Aud, Simone, Nikki, Vanessa, Allison, Cmaurice)