Editor's Note: "Hi everyone. Once in while we all come across something that is worth supporting. This fund drive is one of those things. Our community could not exist without the hidden mechanisms and software that drive the engine that is TAW. Like most things, every once in awhile it needs maintenance from it's owners. This is that time and I challenge everyone to step up and give 'til it hurts. You can bet I will." -Albenji
Goal KEY: This is a TAW Community Fund fundraiser. To raise needed funds to support the TAW Community Fund and raise additional fund to support TAW’s ongoing activities. We should aim for $4500.00 aheadof any prize costs. The goal of the “Give Five Campaign” is to have every member in TAW give $5.00+ or to donate for another member that may not be able. If this was to happen, we wouldn’t have to have another fundraiser for three years.
2015 Gross: $4630.25 2016 Gross:$4398.38 2017 Goal /Gross: $6000.00 Start Date: 04/23/2017 Duration: four weeks minimum, six week maximum
Donations must be made to thecommunity fundas a one-time or recurring
PrizesA donation of any value with earn a member a participation tab for the fundraiser. Donations that exceed $5 USD (or the equivalent value in another currency) will earn an opportunity to win in the drawing for each $5 amount contributed. Winning U.S. based member agrees to provide real name, social security number and mailing address to TAW in order for 1099-misc to be issued should said member's total 2017 TAW prizes are over $600 USD.
At the conclusion of the Fundraiser, prizes will be drawn for the following:
First Prize (1 Drawing)
$450 towards purchase of PC parts to improve your gaming rig.
Winning member submits shopping cart list of items from their retailer of choice to TAW Treasury via email@example.com.
Order/parts list to include PC Computer parts exclusively.
Parts can be internal and external devices.
Order can include PC games.
Price must include shipping, handling and tax.
TREAS will order and have shipped to member.
After receiving all parts, winning member will send all packing slips to TAW Treasury via firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Prize (3 Drawings) - Steam Game up to $50 USD value.
3rd Prize (5 Drawings) - Merchandise from the TAW Store up $35 USD value.
It is critical that we highlight the current community fund expenses and make sure we target those in the fundraiser, but we should also highlight the changing dynamic of looking to invest for TAW’s future. We need money to be able to do that.
We can also offer the equivalent to steam “flash sales”, but letting folks know on certain nights that we will match their donations. For example, we could target a “flash match” on a Battlefield etc. match night and the officers or individual would match all the donations of the evening that came from that unit. We would need to scope out leaders or volunteers ahead of time. CC or Board members could also be involved.
Given the changing nature of TAW with incorporation and investing for the organization's future, it should be made clear that if a member wishes to anonymously donate a larger amount to the organization, we would be happy to discuss it with them (and leave it at that).
Any member that donates $5 or more shall receive a 2017 community fundraiser tab. Keep in mind..this takes time.
All promotion and communication of event shall be conducted internallyonly.
Why does TAW do a fundraiser?The Art of Warfare does not charge membership fees or dues. TAW also is in a steady trend of growth and we don’t see that changing in the near future. Where will we be in size next year at this time? Larger..guaranteed and for that we thank you. You make TAW what it is. We offer an online gaming organization based on servant leadership and volunteerism. From the website to the management of the servers, to the promotion of our community and your divisions, to the graphics being created..it takes people and time. Our goal is to perpetuate our great community well beyond our years here.
Other things in addition to the fundraiser that members can do to generate revenue for TAW: · remove adblock from taw.net · buy swag from TAW Shop · put a link to taw.net in our signature/social media posts · stream on the TAW Streaming Channel · Set up a monthly subscription to TAW Central Fund · Sent ‘how to’ video’s to SOCOP to put on TAW’s YouTube channel