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Message 582890 - Posted: 7 Jun 2007, 14:56:51 UTC - in response to Message 580970.

Jun 03 2007
Total Raised as of 31 May 2007 $181496.52 or roughly 34% of the $538000 goal.


Thanks for the update on the status of the fund raising effort and a bit about the spending direction. many outfits ask for money without a hint on what's going on.

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Message 582905 - Posted: 7 Jun 2007, 15:31:12 UTC - in response to Message 582890.

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Message 585628 - Posted: 12 Jun 2007, 3:53:55 UTC

Hi

Made a little donation a week ago. Got instant confirmation from Berkeley, but I've no idea if it went to Seti (where it was supposed to go) or ended up in Berkeley general revenue.

I don't so much care about the green star, but it would be nice to know if the wee bit of cash I could afford to give went where it was supposed to.

I checked the donors list and the amount received so far pages but they seem to be frozen on June 3.

Sorry for the bother :)
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Message 586001 - Posted: 12 Jun 2007, 22:56:02 UTC - in response to Message 585628.

Hi

Made a little donation a week ago. Got instant confirmation from Berkeley, but I've no idea if it went to Seti (where it was supposed to go) or ended up in Berkeley general revenue.

I don't so much care about the green star, but it would be nice to know if the wee bit of cash I could afford to give went where it was supposed to.

I checked the donors list and the amount received so far pages but they seem to be frozen on June 3.

Sorry for the bother :)


> would like to *remove* your star on these pages - you can if you want . . .

ps - nice goin' & Thanks kenzieB - i am sure Berkeley will put iT to good use -

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Message 586023 - Posted: 12 Jun 2007, 23:35:37 UTC - in response to Message 585628.
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kenzieB

Generally, the way the script is setup for direct donations to Seti. If the Green Star pops in within a few minutes it is recognized as a donation to Seti (Worked Great). If the star does not appear then there reason for concern. At that point, if you make a note somewhere in the Seti Forums it can be tracked. As Nobody mentioned you should get followup via email and snail mail.

I do know this for fact, I had a situation where the script bombed and I checked the Card Company and saw that the money was designated. It turned out there were issues on Berkeley's Donation Engine that were the problem (which they were not aware of, so they had lost more money than just mine).

All in all, the problem was corrected and my contribution to the computer case that houses Bruno finally made it!

Hi

Made a little donation a week ago. Got instant confirmation from Berkeley, but I've no idea if it went to Seti (where it was supposed to go) or ended up in Berkeley general revenue.

I don't so much care about the green star, but it would be nice to know if the wee bit of cash I could afford to give went where it was supposed to.

I checked the donors list and the amount received so far pages but they seem to be frozen on June 3.

Sorry for the bother :)


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Message 586129 - Posted: 13 Jun 2007, 3:49:58 UTC

Thank you Pappa and nobody. It is all sorted out now. I guess it just takes 5 or six days sometimes. :))
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Message 586295 - Posted: 13 Jun 2007, 15:36:52 UTC

Yes, it took about 1 week for my last donation to appear. I was going to wait until my credit card bill came, but no need.

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Message 587325 - Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 17:30:33 UTC

Nice to have my green star back. :) Many thanks to the PTB and all of the hard working S@h staff that keep the research alive.
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Message 587826 - Posted: 16 Jun 2007, 20:25:42 UTC

hello everyone. can someone please send me an answer it is comeing up on a year when I sentin a donation $250.usd and receved alumni thank Yous from the board, so how come I do not see my nick with the little green star. I have asked this question some time ago, and was told I would see it this year. that was Last year, and any info on this would be nice. and Yes I did check to see if the allow name to be post in donations list and yes checked the email adress, everything is ok.


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Message 588155 - Posted: 17 Jun 2007, 16:40:06 UTC - in response to Message 587826.

hello everyone. can someone please send me an answer it is comeing up on a year when I sentin a donation $250.usd and receved alumni thank Yous from the board, so how come I do not see my nick with the little green star. I have asked this question some time ago, and was told I would see it this year. that was Last year, and any info on this would be nice. and Yes I did check to see if the allow name to be post in donations list and yes checked the email adress, everything is ok.


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Message 588476 - Posted: 18 Jun 2007, 8:23:55 UTC - in response to Message 588155.

hello everyone. can someone please send me an answer it is comeing up on a year when I sentin a donation $250.usd and receved alumni thank Yous from the board, so how come I do not see my nick with the little green star. I have asked this question some time ago, and was told I would see it this year. that was Last year, and any info on this would be nice. and Yes I did check to see if the allow name to be post in donations list and yes checked the email adress, everything is ok.


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Message 590939 - Posted: 23 Jun 2007, 5:04:43 UTC

Does anyone have any info on the "FaceBook" Cause:

LINK

This is a new online community (Facebook)and they have a group dedicated to raising money for SETI.


Legit?


I just want to know before I become too deeply involved with it.


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Message 593060 - Posted: 26 Jun 2007, 20:21:46 UTC - in response to Message 590939.

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At the moment, people can not look at the link without registration.

As I registered, and then look at the link it is for Seti Institute, Not Seti@home.

So the money raised go to Seti Institutes programs Not Seti@home.

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Does anyone have any info on the "FaceBook" Cause:

LINK

This is a new online community (Facebook)and they have a group dedicated to raising money for SETI.

Legit?

I just want to know before I become too deeply involved with it.


Thanks,


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Message 594241 - Posted: 28 Jun 2007, 4:57:37 UTC - in response to Message 593060.

Bax

At the moment, people can not look at the link without registration.

As I registered, and then look at the link it is for Seti Institute, Not Seti@home.

So the money raised go to Seti Institutes programs Not Seti@home.

Pappa


Does anyone have any info on the "FaceBook" Cause:

LINK

This is a new online community (Facebook)and they have a group dedicated to raising money for SETI.

Legit?

I just want to know before I become too deeply involved with it.


Thanks,


Bax




Thanks for looking into that for me.

I looked into setting up a SETI@HOME "cause" with Facebook and it seems that SETI@HOME is not listed with them, only SETI.

As you are strongly involved with fund raising, is this something you are able to look into or can you pass it on to someone who can?

This seems to be a good medium for fundraising and it's a real shame to leave it unused.


The only downside is a loss of 4.5% of the donations for operating costs.




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Message 608779 - Posted: 26 Jul 2007, 6:00:04 UTC

Sorry to see that donations are on the decline again.
I was wondering if a system similar to http://www.boincstats.com would not help.
There could show up a RAD(onation) value (Donation/month) and teams and users would have some additional motivation to donate, climbing up the ladder.
In a later stage this could include several projects which need donations urgently.

This Idea was brought up a few times by some users, had no time in the last months to browse the boards to see how the discussion about it progressed, though. That's why I want to bring the issue up again.

I really appreciate the effort of the team to give out more first hand informations and to communicate with the users, giving some insight. But this should also have a positive effect on the donations received. Unfortunately so far it does not seem to generate the needed effect. Same goes for PR.

Nonetheless I believe that in the long run it's the right way to go and will rise the amount donated. But I guess a donationstats - approach could be even more successfull (depends on the popularity level reched).

It's the "Forbes-list" effect ;)

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Message 612748 - Posted: 1 Aug 2007, 0:40:26 UTC

I still think one of the best ways to raise money is to provide some sort of incentive for it. Face it, some people just won't buck up unless they have something to benefit from it.

I mean, what would be the harm in having something like a separate part of the site that you need to buy a membership for? I'm sure the S@H guys can think up some decent incentives. What about more detailed science stats or access to a special newsletter? Or a "gold members only" message board section (I've seen THIS a lot). Maybe these members get newer work units?

Some may argue that everyone should have access to these things simply for donating CPU time, but the fact remains that this project NEEDS cash, and it's not getting enough from good will alone.

I'm going to go make another donation now. I hope others follow suit. And I hope someone realizes the potential of this "gold membership" idea.
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Message 612756 - Posted: 1 Aug 2007, 0:58:15 UTC - in response to Message 612748.

20 bucks.

Match or beat. Then post here.
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Message 615827 - Posted: 6 Aug 2007, 19:15:43 UTC - in response to Message 612756.
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20 bucks.

Match or beat. Then post here.

123.45 US Dollars.

I don't know what the current 'bucks' to 'dollars' conversion rate is!

Still wishing upon a star ... [edit]Hey there it is!!!

I just refound the [url=http://store.setiathome-store.com/]SETI store.[/ulr]
They seem to be out of hardware (pens, pointers, etc) which probably have a low profit/donation margin. They do have clothing. I'll get a couple to give to folks who have allowed me to setup BOINC on their machines.
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