Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Andy, Sep 30, 2020.
Good timing. Tomorrow is payday.
yeah, as usual, I don't like doing this. but it is what it is, as my president has said in other contexts.
is there a way to do this with british pounds working out bank fees and exchange rates is a pain . also since first donating this way i get a lot of emails from berkley some are interesting knowing they raised a billion us dollars this year was an eye opener .
Given it's an American institution probably not.
In case it helps here are approximate conversions from USD to GBP, and the same with the 7.5% added on top in case you want to account for the Berkeley fees in your donation. I used Google for the currency conversion, it is highly likely that your card issuer will use a different rate.
$10 = £7.74 ($10.75 = £8.32)
$25 = £19.35 ($26.88 = £20.80)
$50 = £38.50 ($53.76 = £41.60)
$100 = £77.40 ($107.50 = £83.20)
$250 = £193.50 ($268.80 = £208.00)
$500 = £385.00 ($537.60 = £416.00)
$1,000 = £774.00 ($1075.00 = £832.00)
$2,500 = £1935.00 ($2688.00 = £2080.00)
thanks Andy it is just getting the unwelcome extra cost in your bank statement that surprises me every time probably an m e thing . donated now waiting for the next reminder . well worth it for all the work that david does .
Donated, thanks for your good work @dave30th.
I hope Vincent is feeling a bit clever for having allowed you to use Virology blog for your posts. It's a decision that looks prescient in these Covid-19 times.
Now at 15%, $9,402 out of $60,000 target
To be pedantic, if you want to ensure you also cover the 7.5% fee, then you need to add a tiny bit more than 7.5% to your donation. For example, if you add 7.5% to a $10 donation, and so donate $10.75, Berkeley will take 7.5% of $10.75, which is $0.81, meaning you end up donating $9.94. But if you add 8.11% instead of 7.5%, and then round up to the nearest $1, the fund gets your full amount plus a bit.
Pedantic I know, but every little helps
Edited: Corrected $0.081 to $0.81.
OH made a donation on his 75th Birthday.
Now at 16%, $9,636 out of $60,000 target
Now at 19%, $11,816 out of $60,000 target, 26 days left
I ll be donating today.
I think I ll set up a small change slush jar in the house for this - it's always surprising how much ends up in these .
Change can go in my bank account and donation out next time .
Now at 21%, $12,691 out of $60,000 target, 25 days left
I'm so pleased we have David Tuller doing his stuff for us all.
Done, and worth every dollar. Thank you for sticking with us, @dave30th.
Now at 27%, $16,581 out of $60,000 target, 24 days left
Now at 32%, $19,235 out of $60,000 target, 21 days left
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