Yesterday, I received this e-mail from a reader:
An interesting question. Really, how to put a value on content you’re used to getting for free?
After much thought, I realized the only solution is to compare the enjoyment you get from Scouting NY to products you buy without much thought. In other words, if you get as much enjoyment out of one of the following as you do an entire year of original content from Scouting NY, perhaps that’s an appropriate donation amount? A few choice examples:
Raised so far: $18,984.06
In all seriousness, every penny counts, and if every reader donated something (ha, there are quite a lot more than 842 of you out there!), we’d cruise past the goal in no time.
I know everyone hates the week on NPR where they bore you with fundraising, and trust me when I say asking for money makes me immensely uncomfortable. But if all the hours I spend producing Scouting NY can somehow circle back to help my film project, it makes me feel like that time was well-spent working to achieve my dream of becoming a director.
As always, thank you.
PS – For more info, click here. Donate at least $10 and you get this snazzy sticker…
Donate $15 and you get this nifty bumper sticker…
Donate $20 or more, and you get this groovy bumper magnet!