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Conversation and Cake #4

Here is a rather belated report on our fourth Conversation and Cake get together which took place after the noon SLT service on 24 June 2012. Conversation & Cake is a monthly meeting on Epiphany Island when I share what has been happening in our ministry and listen to views and ideas from members of our community.

I was able to report that the generosity of our community had allowed us to raise the money we need for the 2012-2013 tier payment, with $75 US to spare. The news was understandably received with relief and celebration by those attending.

At the previous C&C meeting the community had indicated that a minimum budget should be set for the next financial year. The Leadership Team has done as requested. The donations fonts and baskets therefore give a monthly target that MUST be met if we are to be able to pay our tier next year. That figure is made up of $3717 tier (our current tier plus 5% just in case of increase); $288 for the Leadership Team discussion forum, which is paid as a donation each month; $120 to cover any costs of sim development.

Our tier is $3540 this year so we looked at $3717 for next year, being a 5% increase. We need 12 x $24 for Basecamp (the discussion forum) which is $288. We also need some provision for sim development. This year we had $120 which was more than enough. That gives an annual budget of $4125 which is L$1,068,375 for the year. We need to raise about 60% of this figure in world, with the rest coming in via PayPal. Continue reading


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!