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Old 06-24-2003, 01:03 PM
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INFO: CraftWEB Sponsorship Information

CraftWEB has established these hot glass discussion boards for the benefit of the hot glass community at large. There are many very talented and experience members networking and discussing critical topics facing hot glass professionals.

We decided, when setting up these boards, to remove the distracting banner advertising on the boards, which was the only source of revenue to cover costs. We decided to rely upon the members and industry companies to sponsor the valuable effort and quality technical information provided within these boards.

We want to keep access to this information - for both hot glass newbies and experienced professionals - FREE. The success of this will depend upon the voluntary input of monetary contributions from the members and sponsorships from industry companies. We hope all the members will agree this is a valuable resource worth supporting and making sure its here for the long haul.

OPTION 1.
Companies, Groups, or Individuals can decide to support these Hot Glass boards on a Guardian Sponsorship level. Guardian Sponsors get a special title next to their name (so the community knows they are a special supporter of the community) and one post (which will be at or very near to the top of the General Discussion Board, as a "sticky" post, which can also be updated as needed throughout the Guardian Sponsorship year), where they can share information about their services and/or products - its a place where the Guardian Sponsor can have an informational text advertisement or post whatever they feel is appropriate (besides pitching products, this post - for groups or individuals - might include information on an association events, or promotion of an individual gallery or co-op group of artisans, etc.). Cost: $500 per year

OPTION 2.
This community is about the members so Individuals can also contribute to help keep this board alive (and free) with small Individual Sponsor contributions:

[ ] $25 per year
[ ] $50 per year
[ ] $100 per year
[ ] other: based upon what you feel comfortable with in helping the long-term survival of the board.

Individual contributors will be credited publicly, just like your Public TV station does. Our bank of operators is sort of standing by.

Think about the value of how the people and the information here helps you and contribute your support! You will also be helping to keep the boards free of distracting and unrelated banner ads, pop-up ads, etc.

Contribution checks should be made out to:
Kathleen McMahon

and sent to:
Kathleen McMahon
1450 Chestnut Street, Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94123
Attn: CraftWEB Sponsorship

(please include a little note with your contribution to let us know your name, email, and what level sponsorship you are contributing. We will want to coordinate with Guardian Sponsors so they can post their sponsor ad in the General Discussion Board.)

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. Enjoy the boards!

KatieMoe
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