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Crowdfunding: Trial By Error [David Tuller]: Reporting on ME, CFS, ME/CFS, "medically unexplained symptoms," and related stuff, Fall 2020

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Andy, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/22602
     
  2. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Good timing. Tomorrow is payday. :thumbup:
     
  3. dave30th

    dave30th Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    yeah, as usual, I don't like doing this. but it is what it is, as my president has said in other contexts.
     
  4. alktipping

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    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 .
     
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  5. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    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)
     
  6. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    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 .
     
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  8. Hutan

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    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.
     
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  9. Andy

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  10. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Done.

    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.
     
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  11. ladycatlover

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    OH made a donation on his 75th Birthday. :)
     
  12. Andy

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    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    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 .
     
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    Done.

    I'm so pleased we have David Tuller doing his stuff for us all.:thumbup:
     
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    Done, and worth every dollar. Thank you for sticking with us, @dave30th.
     
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