Posted by Dr. Bob on December 15, 2001, at 14:47:45
In reply to Re: Finding support, posted by Mitchell on December 14, 2001, at 20:50:07
> They say the proof is in the pudding. The efficacy of fund-raising appeals can be measured in terms of donations.
Well, it's multifactorial. And I think the actual saying is that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Otherwise, it makes it sound like the proof is something buried in the pudding, like with:
> Your testimony says you donate your time, but you do not explain that you fund the site out of your pocket and specifically why it costs money to run the site... Helping people to conceptualize you using your money to pay for the site might inspire them to use their money for the same purpose. Talking about server costs could help them connect the dots from their checkbook (or credit card payment) to the costs of operating the site, to the less tangible ideal of support and education.
OK, good point, I've revised it again: