Fundraising & Donations
When you donate through our donations manager, you can donate for a specific need. For example, you can donate to keep us online by donating to our server fundraiser, or help improve the site by donating so we can create a new site feature by hiring a designer.
Donate Through the Donation Manager for a Specific Cause
You can donate for a specific purpose, such as a new feature or paying the server bill, through our Donation Goal Page. This page lists any current fundraisers and how close they are to their goal. When you donate here, you can donate anonymously, and without Supporter Membership (unless requested). Donations will go towards the specific cause you donated to.
Donate Through Sending Directly To Our PayPal Account (Or Through a Monthly Micro-Subscription)
You can donate any time through sending PayPal funds to: support[@]writingforums(.)org. This is the easiest way, but if you'd like Supporter Membership or to donate to fund a specific purpose, please contact us or specify it in the Notes section of the PayPal payment. These donations won't register in our goals or award Supporter status unless specifically requested. You can also subscribe to donate $1, automatically, every month, by checking out with that option in your User Upgrades.
Help WF Raise Money by Purchasing Supporter Membership
You can purchase Supporter Membership, which gives you addition site features, through your Account Upgrades Page.
Supporter Membership isn't strictly a "donation," and is actually quite different, since you are buying additional features. However, Supporter Membership will always go to server funds if the server funds are needed. If server costs aren't immediately needed, they can go towards other things, such as new features or writing contests.
Please contact us for our mailing address.
If you’d like to donate bitcoin, you can purchase Supporter membership through BitPay in your UserCP, or send bitcoin to the foliowing address:
The purpose of Supporter Membership is for community members to give back to the site - 100% of subscriptions go to keeping the site active by helping pay the server bill, software costs etc, in return we recognise your contribution by giving you site perks, including:
- Colored (green) Username
- Supporter Badge, displayed on posts and profile
- AD-FREE membership
- Access to the loosely-moderated hidden Supporter Forum
- Unlimited PMs/Conversations
- Bypassing Writing Workshop requirements of 20 posts/14 days registered. (The 2 critique per newly posted item remains in effect for all forum members)
- Blog customization
- Customizable User Title
To upgrade to Supporter Membership, click here.
After you follow the above link, you should see a few options. Each purchase option is for a different length in time or may be auto-renew. Select the length you want to be a supporter and if you'd like to be autobilled, then click purchase.
After you click purchase you should be taken through a PayPal gateway. Once you pay via PayPal, you'll be returned to our website and will be upgraded to a Supporter.
- Traditional banner or contextual ads in a variety of location options
- Sidebar banner ads, targeted by forum or area of website
- Contest Sponsorship
- Newsletter Inclusion
- Sponsored Product Reviews (unbiased, but featured)
- Sponsored Resource Listings
- [Upcoming] Marketplace Listings
- Sponsored Forums
- Sponsored Sticky Threads
- Many other options
We are committed to providing quality advertising experiences, customized targeting options, and building long-term relationships and creating strategic partners.
If you'd like information on our advertising options, please email us here or at support[at]writingforums[dot]org, and request a media kit.