Fundraising & Donations

Why Should I Donate?

WF used to run exclusively on advertising revenue. However, increased traffic raised our server costs while our advertising revenue declined. Currently, though we have as, WF doesn't pay for itself. If you donate you'll help keep WF online and possibly fund new features or otherwise grow.

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.

How Can I Donate?

We have three primary ways to you can donate, with different benefits. All three are through PayPal, though we do have alternative payment options.

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.

I don't use PayPal?

We also accept Cash, Check, Money Orders, and bitcoin.

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:

Code:
1PGiAr5WJUSMJbJQbTARBf44urbaaMbXJh
Additionally, you can purchase a GreenDot MoneyPak at many convince stores (such as CVS, Wallgreens, and most places where gift cards are sold). You may load the card with the amount you'd like to donate, email us the scratch-off code on the back, and that will allow us to load the funds directly to our PayPal account.

Supporter Membership

What Is Supporter Membership?

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
Supporter status does not, however, purchase absolution from the standard forum rules that apply to all members, save for those mentioned above.

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.
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Advertise [For Organizations]

WritingForums.org is a growing creative writing community with over 1,000,000 posts and 43,000 members. As such, we offer many advertising options, including:

  • 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 will only partner with advertisers we feel add value to our community and offer relevant, quality products and services.

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.
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