I'm ready to donate - quick, link me! Visit Clarity Update and a Call to Action A Two-Week Spring Drive: February 29 - March 14 Yes! This Spring Drive is going to be a little different - we're doing a quick 'n' dirty two week drive with a goal of $4,000 rather than last Spring's $10,000 goal. Following this short and simple Spring Drive, the Fall Drive will become our primary yearly fundraiser, since it make sense to have it when the most people are reading and enjoying the site. Let's all pitch in and make this Drive great! SPRING DRIVE GOAL: $4,000 BuckeyePlanet [IMGL]http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/bp_files/bp_images/buckeyeplanet_masthead.jpg[/IMGL]The people here make BuckeyePlanet what it is - a free community where information is shared and everything you see, from the forum itself to the fantastic Game Previews to recruiting updates and more, is provided by the people who have made their homes here. As a community, we've pitched in to cover the expenses of hosting BuckeyePlanet - hosting, software, servers, maintenance, and so forth. We're not just a group that enjoys a website, but a true community of friends, many of whom have known each other for years now. We've walked with Clarity through the past years, helping him work through his medical issues in many ways, including financially. Here is our chance to keep the legacy going for 2012! Thank You, 2011 Donors! [IMGR]http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/bp_files/bp_images/buckeyes.jpg[/IMGR]$9,218.41 in generous donations went toward helping BuckeyePlanet and Clarity financially. Donations paid for BP's expenses, such as bandwidth, server maintenance, server upgrades, software licenses, and more. Even more importantly, BP was able to help sustain the Bryant household throughout the year, covering medical and other expenses not covered by disability or other sources. These donations mean more than you can imagine, and thanks so much to all who participated. _________________________________________ Goodies! vCash vCash vCash! Join the High Rollers Club of Virtual Currency! For your vGambling pleasure, we will present all our generous donors with piles and piles of vDough at an exchange rate of 1:10,000! THAT'S RIGHT. TEN FREAKING THOUSAND. For example: $5 donation = 50,000 vCash $10 donation = 100,000 vCash $100 donation = 1,000,000 vCash ... and so forth, without limit. When Joanna (aka Longwoodbuck) receives notice from PayPal of your donation, she will update your vcash amount. BB73 has generously extended his offer to double the vCash out of his personal stash. We'll double the amounts and send him the bill. For this generosity, we say thank you, and make him pay! And... more vCash! For new monthly donors! Over there! It's jlb1705, looking like a bandit on the way out of the bank, loaded down with vSacks of vCash. But what's this? He's one mixed-up Robin Hood, stealing from himself to give to new monthly donors! That's fantastic, especially since monthly donations are the #1 way to help develop a stable flow of funds and take a great deal of pressure off when it's time to pay the bills. Reward: An extra v4,000,000 for becoming a monthly donor during the Spring Drive Thank You List Donors will be recognized on BuckeyePlanet's homepage, alphabetically. The list will stay up until the next Spring Drive, at which point it will be available as a link in the next year's list. Donor Lists from previous drives Donor Badges You know this image. It's spiffy. Chicks dig it. Well, wait until you show up in THESE. This isn't a retro uniform from an alternate universe. This is the new coolness with major respect for the tradition of the BuckeyePlanet Spring and Sometimes Other Times of the Year Drives. This, my friends, is the kind of feat Nike can only hope to achieve one day. Three cheers for the design talents of our own jwinslow! These will be implemented in the next few days. You may also notice a few new years listed. Banners for donors back to 2004 will soon spice up posting profiles across BP. Thanks to everyone who has given in the past, and a very special tip of the hat to those with a full set! _________________________________________ How to Donate via PayPal, Snail Mail, or Monthly Donations PayPal or Credit Card (credit card use does not require a PayPal account)LINK This link adds your username to the donation, so when we receive it, we know who to credit. BP does not collect or store financial data. Snail Mail Donations Joanna Bryant 669 Sumter Street Galloway, OH 43119-8564 Please add "BuckeyePlanet" to the memo line and make the payment out to Joanna or Will Bryant. Remember to include your BP username! Monthly Donation Program - v1,000,000 Bonus! Plus another v4,000,000 from jlb1705 during the 2012 Spring Drive! If you participate regularly here, please consider signing up for $5 a month or, if it fits your budget, a bit more. Monthly donations are the best way to create a stable financial system for BP. And to be really frank, not knowing where we stand month-to-month is a major stress factor for Clarity, which has a direct daily impact on his medical situation. The single biggest thing BP can do is to provide a regular source of income that can be used in longer term budgeting. And anyone can help for the cost of a cup of coffee a month. Upon initiating a monthly donation, v1,000,000 will automatically be added to your account by the donation system. An additional v4,000,000 will be given to you by jlb1705 when LongwoodBuck receives the donation receipt and does your vCash updates. How it Works - You Have Total Control Click Paid Subscriptions here or in UserCP. Select the amount you would like to donate monthly, and complete the PayPal transaction. You can set it up to use funds in your PayPal account, bank transfers, or charges to your credit card. BP does not collect or store financial data. Thank you so much! Other Ways to Support BuckeyePlanetUse the Amazon store! This supports BuckeyePlanet at no charge to you. Start your search in the Amazon module on BP's front page, click any of the left-side Amazon ads within threads, or click the BP Store link on the menu for our affiliate store. Even easier - simply bookmark this Amazon link. (This won't work by clicking and then bookmarking the result, because the referrer disappears. Make your bookmark; right-click the link and copy the link location; right-click your bookmark and choose Properties; paste the long link you copied over the old link.) Recruit an Advertiser - Know a business owner, or frequent a place that would benefit from some especially loyal new customers? Have them contact us at email@example.com for rates. We'd really like to get the same sort of sense of community we have in the forums in the ads, and support Ohio's economy. Thank You!