The purpose of this fund drive to financially stabilize the BGOL Community. It takes $5000 a month to run a stress free website. $5000 a month allows me to keep the board upgraded, and gives me the ability to hire experts to help solve problems.
What is BGOL BGOL is a community that was started in1998. We are primarily and African American forum. We get deep in depth on anything that impacts the Black Community. From the very beginning it's been hard to keep the forum funded. We've only had a few advertisers in our history and they were poorly supported, so our only route to staying alive is the donation model.
The yearly donation model is collapsing, so we are doing a GoFundMe along with a few other funding methods and hoping for the best. In a perfect world we can make the board free again. That is what I'm going to do if we reach our monthly goal.
In summary all donation go towards taking all of the monthly pressure off me. When I'm not in stress hell it frees me up to handle board problems, which come in daily.
I will also use any extra money to hire personnel and buy equipment to get our BGOL Sports channel (YouTube) off the ground.