Thank you Sarah Stumpf..again! You rock our world and am so happy you share your wonderful work with us. You are are doing great things for our community.
Thank you Megan Daly And Mick Collins dfor your contributions!
We are growing. And our needs are increasing rapidly. We have reached our bandwidth and could use some help. John Clark has been generously donating his server and his web master skills. But we need to pay for server space now.
Thank you Larry Nelson for you generous donation!
My new mic will be arriving shortly!
Blue Microphones NESSIE Adaptive USB Condenser Microphone, Cardioid with Full Size Studio Headphones and Microphone Pop Filter
I know that we all have to ask for financial help. But we really want to attend at Pride in DC and The BECAUSE Conference. Please help The BiCast if you can. Thanks to generous donations my new mic is on it's way. But we would love to meet so many of our activists and tape on the spot interviews with them. We have a goal of around 800.00 for travel expenses. We have 30 dollars left in our BiCast fund. If we don't receive enough for the trip the money will be used to purchase additional equipment we still need, printed materials and website maintenance. Thank you. (A project sponsored by BiNetUSA)
Since posting we have had some great response1 Thank you Loraine Hutchins, Meredith Simmons, Martha Hardy for your generous donations. And a special thank you to "anonymous" for your monthly donations! And to our past contributers a special re-hug to you. William Allen, David Livingstone and "anonymous"
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Thank you Loraine, Meredith and Martha! You rock!
Thanks to ABilly Jones-Hennin we are half way closer to a new microphone for Lynnette. If you have listened you know it is very much needed. With previous donations we were able to buy more reliable recording equipment and a domain name. We still are facing a $25/month bandwidth increase. John Clark has been donating his server space but our traffic has risen so much we need more juice. Lynnette needs to find an external hard drive as her laptop is running out of room too.
We are hoping to have Apphia attend the BECAUSE as our rep. and do some on the spot interviews. This of course requires renting equipment and help with some of her travel expenses. We also need to make pamphlets, business cards and buttons for BECAUSE and future events. If you can help please donate. Thank you!
Thank you so much William Allen, David Livingstone and anonymous for your support! We are on our way!
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, software)
$100 research materials (books, pamphlets, subscriptions, etc.)
$300 printing/merchandise costs (business cards, pamphlets, buttons)
$400 travel expenses (Rallies and events we need to cover)
$200 support services (transcription fees)
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!
The BiCast Crew (Lynnette, John, Apphia, Will[ow], Becca, Ruth, Eileen, Aud, Michael and Simone)