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Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:51 pm
by AKKOLADE
Hi everyone,

I was thinking about my effort to track how much work I put into HSQBRank and thought of a way that it could be beneficial to the community, rather than a way to whine and/or mock myself.

What I'm asking you to do is make a pledge on a per-hour basis to PACE's Outreach Fund. For each hour I work on the rankings, you make a donation. Since I've been a poor college student/graduate before, I really don't care how much you pledge (though we probably should agree that a penny per hour is a reasonable minimum).

I've never really tracked how much time I put in a year for the rankings. If I had to guess, I'd say that I spend about 100 hours annually, give or take. I have no idea how accurate this is, though.

And if you don't trust my estimation abilities, feel free to commit to a flat amount, either as a fail safe or else as an alternative to a per-hour basis

I'll post a public list of everyone who's pledged. If you'd prefer to stay anonymous, you can do so.

It'll be each individual's responsibility to make good on their donation at the end of the year. If you fail to donate what you pledged, I won't refrain from shaming you.

To sign up, post in this thread or email me at [email protected].

Edit: as a reminder: PACE is a 501(c)(3)! Your donations are tax deductible!

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:51 pm
by AKKOLADE
This post saved for pledges

Anonymous (#5): $5 per hour, up to $1000
Anonymous (#1): $1 per hour
Anonymous (#2): $1 per hour
Fred Morlan: 50 cents per hour.
Andrew Wang: 50 cents per hour, up to $51
Dennis Loo: 50 cents per hour, up to $50
Alex Dzurick: 50 cents per hour, up to $50
Brad Fischer: 50 cents per hour, up to $50
Joe Su: 50 cents per hour, up to $50
Devin Humphreys: 25 cents per hour
Jon Pinyan: 25 cents per hour, up to $50

Matt Jackson: $1000
Eric Douglass: $100
Charlie Dees: $50
Jerry Vinokurov: $50
Chris Borglum: $50
Anonymous (#3): $50
Anonymous (#4): $50

Total: $10.50 x hour (caps not considered) + $1350
Assuming 100 hours: $2400

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:04 pm
by hokie168
I'm in for 50 cents an hour, with a cap of $50. Fred, make sure to find me at one of the nationals this year.

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:15 pm
by Stained Diviner
Just so people get a sense of what the PACE Outreach fund does, here is what we paid for last year:
* mailings in Pennsylvania letting teams know about tournaments and good quizbowl
* lunch at a Tennessee tournament so that there could be a discussion about quizbowl during that time
* flyers in Northern California informing teams about tournaments
* moderator travel to a Pennsylvania tournament that had several inexperienced teams
* co-TD travel to a tournament in New Mexico
* promotional video that will be released soon
* quizbowl awards in Pennsylvania

In 2014-15, we paid people to enter questions into Quinterest.

Keep in mind that in addition to being something to support, the PACE Outreach Fund is something that can help you do outreach. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to either contact me at [email protected] or contact Victor Prieto. If money is preventing you from reaching out to more teams, let's talk.

Thanks a ton to Fred for doing this, and thanks to everybody who pitches in. We'll be happy to thank you formally when you pay so that you can use the tax deduction.

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:46 am
by AKKOLADE
I'm really excited to say we've already surpassed $600! And I've been asleep for probably more than half of the time period since I first posted about this!

Thank you to all of our generous contributors. We'd greatly appreciate any more support anyone would be willing to provide!

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:19 pm
by grapesmoker
How do we send the money?

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:41 pm
by Stained Diviner
The easiest way is to use the paypal link on this page.

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:33 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
I'm in for 50 cents US* per hour with a cap of 50 dollars US* for the season.

*Unless you prefer your money in weird colours

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:59 pm
by AKKOLADE
raffi_-_c-a-n-a-d-a.mp3 wrote:I'm in for 50 cents US* per hour with a cap of 50 dollars US* for the season.

*Unless you prefer your money in weird colours
Thank you, Joe!

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:10 pm
by Oh No You Didn't
Willing to donate $.50/hour up to $51

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:15 pm
by AKKOLADE
Bubalus Period wrote:Willing to donate $.50/hour up to $51
Thanks Andrew, and nice once upping.

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:02 pm
by AKKOLADE
Thanks to the kindness of Matt Jackson, we're now on pace (pardon the pun) to raise $2400.

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:15 pm
by AKKOLADE
With a new update published in the rankings, now's a good time to remind everyone we're still taking donations!

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 1:29 pm
by jonpin
As you close in on your final rankings, do you have an estimate for how many hours you've worked on the rankings this year?

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 4:32 pm
by AKKOLADE
jonpin wrote:As you close in on your final rankings, do you have an estimate for how many hours you've worked on the rankings this year?
I've been maintaining a count in the first post of the main HSQBRank thread. I think I'll end up around 90 hours, give or take.

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:18 pm
by AKKOLADE
I'm now finished with the 2016-17 edition of HSQBRank.

Per my calculations, with 98 hours of work put in, that should come to a current total of $2379 raised for PACE's Outreach Fund.

I'd like to take this time to thank everyone that has donated for their kindness and support in growing the game we all love.

I'd like to conduct one last effort for donations. If you're interested in donating to this at all, please contact me either via email ([email protected]) or any of the myriad of social media profiles for HSQBRank.