The Anglican Cathedral of Second Life


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Anglicans of Second Life Treasury Update

Tithe Sixpence

Our Treasurer, Tithe Sixpence

First off, many apologies for the lack of updates in the past few months.  RL and all that…  Anyway, I thought this would be a good time to give an overview of the AoSL financial situation, as well as a picture of where things are at present.

I have updated the Financial Support page on this blog.  In it, I have outlined our need for donations, what our current budget is and how it was arrived at, and ways you can lend your support.  I have also simplified the Paypal donation option, so you can now make a one time payment to help support our ministry, in any amount that works for you!

As of the end of October 2011 we have raised 24% of our yearly goal amount.  Since our next tier payment will be due in May 2012, we are halfway through the current donation cycle.  Simply put, we are at the 50% time point, but only at the 24% donation point.

I am confident that we can meet our budget goals by the time our next tier payment is due, but we can’t do it without your help!  We deeply appreciate any donation you are able to make, no matter how small.  We know from your many words of support that our ministry is a meaningful part of many of your lives, and our goal is to do everything in our power to help ensure our ability to continue our SL ministry to you.

Thank you for all of the support you have shown us in many ways.  If you are in a position to help us financially, that is great!  But if you are not, please know that you are no less welcome, and that you contribute to our ministry simply by being part of it!  And, if you have any ideas about how we might boost our fundraising efforts, we would love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading this, and I hope to see you in-world soon!


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Anglicans of Second Life Quarterly Financial Report (April-June 2010)

Status of SL Treasury alt accounts

Prior to April of this year, all inworld donations were paid to an SL alt account by the name of CathedralWarden Dover.  This account was administered by Snerbert Sands (Craige Gravestein in RL), who was then acting as AoSL Treasurer.  Snerbert has since stepped down from this position due to RL time constraints.  At that time, the funds in this alt account were transferred to Arkin Ariantho (Rev. Mark Brown in RL), who is the owner of Epiphany Island and therefore responsible for payment of our tier fees.  Our other source of donations is through Paypal, and the money in that account was transferred to Mark as well.  Mark is invoiced once a year (in June) for the tier payment, and I am happy to report that there was enough money in both accounts to cover the payment made this past June.

On April 1 of this year, the collection of inworld donations was turned over to the SL alt account by the name of Tithe Sixpence, which is being administered by Cady Enoch (Mary Wanamaker in RL).  This report will address the activity of the Tithe Sixpence account, as well as the Paypal donations received since April 1.

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Introducing Tithe Sixpence

For this post, I’m turning things over to Tithe Sixpence, our newly hired group Treasurer.

Greetings!

I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you.  Technically, I’m an alt account set up to act as the Anglicans of Second Life Treasurer, but I hope you won’t let that stand in the way of making friends with me!  A good friend, that you share things with.  Including a few Linden dollars, perhaps?

I have set up new donation fonts in the cathedral and chapel.  Please stop by and take a look at them.  Oh, and while you are at it, consider dropping in a Linden or two…  AoSL is a volunteer effort, and we do rely on your generous contributions to maintain our lovely space in Second Life.  You will see that there is a goal amount displayed above the font.  This is how many Lindens we need to cover our tier payment each month (in other words, our rental payment for Epiphany Island).  This is of course our immediate goal.  Any money raised above this amount will be put in a reserve fund, to help ensure that we will always be able to maintain this space for our community.

There are also other ways to show your financial support as well.  You can set up an monthly donation via Paypal here, if that is easier for you.  You can also pull up my profile inworld, and pay my account directly.  If you want to add me to your contact list to do this, please feel free!  I love making new friends in SL!

Thanks in advance to all of you for your continued support of our ministry.

Tithe