Nature Trail Runners

A running club with weekly Group Runs in Aurora, IL., Montgomery, IL. and Oswego, IL.

One time call for donations

Happy Fall everyone! As the title states, this post is to put out a one-time for this year donation call. This will be the only time until at least next summer that I ask for donations. I am asking that anyone who has enjoyed what the club has offered so far, would like to see it keep growing, and who can afford it, to please give a small donation. Suggested donation is between $5.00 and $20.00. Please do not feel obligated to donate, particularly if it would not be easy for you to do so. And a $5.00 donation is just as welcome as a larger one. The idea here is that even if everyone donates just $5.00, most of our current costs will be covered.

Here is a breakdown of exactly what the donations will be used for-

*Keeping our Meetup group going- Having a meetup group costs $19 a month right now for us, but will go down to $12 a month if I purchase a year of use at once

*Ink and paper to keep making Flyers and Handouts- Flyers have drawn in a significant number of members

*Printing business cards about our club- So each of you can have an easy and professional way to hand out info when you run into someone interested

Those items will likely make use of the donations received. Keeping the Meetup going will be one of the best ways for our club to grow over the winter as it will be one of the first places people check for fun things to do while they are bored. If there are excess donations above what is needed for those three things, they will be put aside and either used for costs involved with future website hosting/domain name or for smaller but useful things like printed sings for the Run Leaders to put out so people can see where to park(Like the one I put out that says ‘Nature Trail Runners’, but professionally printed).

I will make public the amount of donations received and how they are used. If you want your donation to be anonymous, please let me know, otherwise I’ll be posting a ‘Thank you’ post down the road.

Please send all donations to my Paypal account-

When sending a donation, it is very important that you choose the TAB that says PERSONAL, and then the OPTION that says GIFT. Otherwise we’ll lose anywhere from 3% to 10% of your donation.

If you are unable to use Paypal, you can donate the money to me personally at a run. Paypal is the preferred method though as then there is a record of the donation and you don’t have to try and catch me if you don’t usually go to the runs I lead.

If donating money is not an option for you, you can help in other way. If you can get colored copies made up for free, or are able to take flyers and post them places, or are particularly knowledgeable about an aspect of running and would like to write an article for the blog… things like this are all other ways to donate to the club. Just email me and let me know.

Thank you very much in advance, and a big thanks to Andy and Daisy who have already donated $24.00 and $20.00 respectively.


One comment on “One time call for donations

  1. Jake Knaak
    October 17, 2012

    Thanks for the opportunity to help out! Love the group and happy I can help keep it going!!

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