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Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $86,211
97%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 97%!! Less than $1.8k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!


Time to get rid of the FReepathons!
FR | 10-16-03 | Bob J

Posted on 10/16/2003 10:08:31 AM PDT by Bob J

Edited on 10/16/2003 10:15:58 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Bob J
I noticed that this one took a long time. I could only come up with one explanation: Rush must have been a HUGE contributor....
41 posted on 10/16/2003 10:56:09 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist
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To: RottiBiz
***I assume you are including all 468 of our present monthly donors!***

Thank you for asking what I was wondering. I would LOVE a mug..and have been a monthly donor for some time. It really IS the easiest way to donate!
42 posted on 10/16/2003 10:59:12 AM PDT by justshe (Do you trust a Democrat to protect America?)
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To: RottiBiz
EVERYONE!
43 posted on 10/16/2003 11:00:47 AM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
WOO HOO!!!!!

Thanks!
44 posted on 10/16/2003 11:01:43 AM PDT by justshe (Do you trust a Democrat to protect America?)
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To: justshe
BTW - This will be a special, one time production coffee mug...only monthly donors will get THIS one. Jim may decide to continue this offer, but, the mug WILL BE DIFFERENT!

I'm thinking an FR logo on one side and the other saying "I'm a monthly donor, BACK OFF DUDE!"

Heheh.
45 posted on 10/16/2003 11:04:02 AM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
EVIL.....heeheehee.

If there is a way....you should get the info about the mugs into the title of the thread...or into the text of your 'article'. A *LIMITED EDITION* Thank-You Mug!
46 posted on 10/16/2003 11:07:24 AM PDT by justshe (Do you trust a Democrat to protect America?)
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To: All; Bob J; RottiBiz; Grampa Dave; MonroeDNA; Exit148; glock rocks; Mo1; Brad's Gramma; WIMom; ...
"Even if you can only afford $2-$3, it would be a tremendous help!"


BTTT! We've been working hard to convince folks to that a monthly donation is an easy way to contribute. And we're making progress. RottiBiz has been keeping track of the stats and the number of monthly has been increasing each FReepathon.

So once again I post (with a few changes):

Freepers and Lurkers - if you haven't already done so, please consider a donation to Free Republic. Monthly donations are most helpful, however ALL donations are greatly appreciated!


Can you spare 17 cents per day? Great! Join Grampa Dave's Monthly Donors Team.

$5.00 per month too much right now? Consider MonroeDNA's $3.00 per month challenge.

Even your loose change can add up to a nice donation. Join Exit148's Loose Change Club


A $1 (~3 cents/day), $2 (7 cents/day), or $3 (10 cents/day) per month donation may seem insignificant to some folks, but it helps to pay the bills and it's a great way to start a monthly contribution. Getting started is what's important.

I've been doing a monthly for almost two years and have increased it slowly as my budget permits. It's an easy way for me to donate to FR.


Please consider a monthly donation to Free Republic today.

Thank You for your support!


Click The Logo to Donate
Click The Logo To Donate

47 posted on 10/16/2003 11:07:24 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: EdReform
Thanks for the links to the other programs! I suggest keeping threads like this active in the sidebars until the next FR-Thon! Maybe we won't need one by then!

Please add the "Coffee Mug" offer to your list!
48 posted on 10/16/2003 11:10:28 AM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
I believe some are hesitant to sign up because they are worried that, if their financial situation changes, they will be locked in forever.

Free Republic is not like AOL!

Every month, a few days prior to your donation day, you will receive the following notice:

"Dear monthly contributor,

Thank you for your monthly contribution to Free Republic!

This e-mail is a reminder that it is time for your next scheduled donation. Your donation amount of $XX.XX will automatically be charged to your credit card on X/X/2003.

If you would like to change your contribution information,
please visit our management tool at:

[clickable link specific for you]

Thank you for supporting Free Republic.

Sincerely,

Jim Robinson and the Free Republic Fundraising Team"

Couldn't be easier and you have complete control of your donations. Give it a shot -- you won't be sorry!




49 posted on 10/16/2003 11:10:57 AM PDT by RottiBiz
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To: Molly Pitcher
I find nothing wrong with the current system. I like to watch the bar increase.
50 posted on 10/16/2003 11:11:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: RottiBiz
I'm a monthly donor and have been since the last freepathon. I don't have to think about it, I get the email as mentioned and like my tagline says...It's painless!

51 posted on 10/16/2003 11:16:37 AM PDT by Sally'sConcerns (It's painless to be a monthly donor!)
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To: glock rocks; MonroeDNA; Bob J; Grampa Dave
"Absolutely!! Kudos, MonroeDNA !!


Ditto! I'll second that!!

Since we're passing out kudos, let's not forget that Grampa Dave's classic 5,000 Freepers who care are needed now! resulted in a significant increase in mothly donors when he originally posted it.

We've been bumping both Grampa Dave's and MonroeDNA's threads every FReepathon since they were posted - and every FReepathon we always seems to pick up a few more monthly donors.

52 posted on 10/16/2003 11:18:05 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: red-dawg; Fiddlstix; RikaStrom; robomatik; ladyinred; error99; Max McGarrity; Gabz; sneakypete; ...
Read and, please, heed.

If you give during the FReepathons, please think about becoming a monthly donor for the same quarterly amount.
It's the same amount of money, you can stop a monthly donation anytime, what's the diff?

53 posted on 10/16/2003 11:20:37 AM PDT by Just another Joe (FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: bmwcyle
Well, yes, I kinda take an interest in that, BUT I haven't really worked at one of these fundraisers....just an occasional bump!

Staging them, running them, starting the new threads, etc. is pretty time-consuming for those who do this, and similarly,

Some others get tired of the intrusions on the various threads of the "Support Free Republic" guy.:-))

So, besides being able to count on a high # of monthly donors, giving a known and predictable amount each quarter, some of the extra work and aggravation of fundraising could be eliminated.

I think MORE people would be HAPPY with those developments than a few people like you and me who like to watch the bar grow, and would be DISAPPOINTED if not needed.

54 posted on 10/16/2003 11:24:03 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (Is Reality Optional?)
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To: RottiBiz
Excellent clarification BUMP, Rotti. Thank you!
55 posted on 10/16/2003 11:24:48 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (Is Reality Optional?)
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To: oprahstheantichrist
*I noticed that this one took a long time.*

Actually, it was pretty much in line with previous ones.

Here are the number of days for all previous Freepathons:

December 1999 - 8 days

February/March 2000 - 10 days, 11 hours

June 2000 - 9 days, 9 hours

October 2000 - 4 days, 4 hours*

Nov./Dec. 2000 - 11 days, 9 hours

March 2001 - 18 days

June 2001 - 18 days

September 2001 - 17 days**

December 2001 - 4 days, 8 hours

March 2002 - 7 days, 1 hour

June 2002 - 9 days, 1 hour

October 2002 - 12 days, 5 hours
4th Quarter

January 2003 - 13 days, 7 hours
1st Quarter

April 2003 - 8 days, 5 hours
2nd Quarter

July 2003 - 11 days, 7 hours
Third Quarter

October 2003 - 13 days, 22 hours
Fourth Quarter

*Not a regular Freepathon, but a special fundraiser for a server upgrade to handle the increased traffic prior to the November elections.

**The total time was 19 days, 9 hours, but fundraising was halted for two days following the 9/11 attack.


56 posted on 10/16/2003 11:27:50 AM PDT by RottiBiz
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To: Bob J

Studies show monthly donations to Free Republice
reduce blood pressure by ten percent.


57 posted on 10/16/2003 11:32:10 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: MeeknMing; Howlin; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; scripter; Hobsonphile; Behind Liberal Lines
A ping to the folks on your ping lists would be appreciated!
58 posted on 10/16/2003 11:37:05 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
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To: RottiBiz; Bob J
Wow!

We have incoming:

$10 monthly from Virginia
$20 from Colorado
$5 monthly from New Jersey
$20 monthly from Washington
$5 monthly from Michigan
$10 monthly from Pennsylvania
$10 monthly from Illinois
$10 monthly from Never Never Land

Thank you all very much!!
59 posted on 10/16/2003 11:41:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Conservative by nature... Republican by spirit... Patriot by heart... AND... ANTI-Liberal by GOD!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you, Monthly Donors!
60 posted on 10/16/2003 11:45:09 AM PDT by RottiBiz
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