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PoetrIE Squarespace Website

$432 of $432 goal

Raised by 18 people in 11 months
PoetrIE was recently awarded a grant from California Humanities for $5,000. We see this as strongly validating our mission to inspire robust engagement with the literary arts in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. 

But, that money is going to rent our space, pay our poets and writers, provide snacks, and not get the word out. We thought we could do that ourselves, pro bono. And, hey, for the most part we do pretty well, but we need a stronger web presence.

We need a good site. A site we can sell merchandise on - signed poems, books - a site we can clearly display all literary events in the IE, and where - most importantly - we can share and build on the communites that already exist here.

So we're asking for $216. This is the cost of a year's Business account with Squarespace, which amounts to $18 a month.

Don't know about you, but that's more than I spent on anyone this Christmas, including myself.

But if only 20 people put in the cost of lunch, $10.80, then hundreds, thousands of folk in the IE, in the nation, will eventually be able to buy work from local poets here.

40 people? We're talking the price of a latte. And not a fancy Christmas Spice one either. 


As Treasurer I've seen how donations have made a huge difference to our organization and to the programming we've been able to create over the past 6 years or so. So please, consider giving what you can.
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So, here we are! You folks have made the first two years of our web-hosting possible. We've doubled our initial goal. Honestly, am completely overwhelmed with how generous people have been!

The campaign will remain up until the 15th (that's how GoFundMe works for charities).
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$390 now, thanks to Dominic Manego! That means we're only $42 off being able to pay for a full 24 months of website hosting on Squarespace.
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$365 = 20 months, so ... only 4 months left in 2019 to fund and we'll be fully hosted for 2 whole years. Thank you folks! Your generosity knows no bounds.

Now, I previously said I'd be withdrawing on Monday, but as it turns out Go Fund Me don't work like that. So the campaign's going to remain up for now.

We do only have $67 left to the 2 year mark, so if there's someone you think might like to help us out, please share.

Thanks again, and Happy New Year!
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Folks, I thought we were done for sure, but you just keep on giving! We've raised $305 now, which is going to keep us hosted for 17 months! That's into May 2019!
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$432 of $432 goal

Raised by 18 people in 11 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Poetrie
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Loma Linda, CA
EIN: 465709461
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JC
$30
Joanna Clevenger
11 months ago
$12
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11 months ago
DM
$25
Dominic Manego
11 months ago
TH
$15
Tami Hattis
11 months ago
PC
$45
Philip Cotton
11 months ago
AT
$50
Angela Thomson-Brenchley
11 months ago
SC
$25
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