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Let me donate now!
I really seriously am not at all interested in helping the Dance Gypsy,
let me skip reading this and
help me get back to my search
Yes, that’s right. The vast majority of support to keep information coming to you is provided by dancers just like you. This is information for the dance community. And we think it is the dance community that should support these services. About 95% of our funding comes from donations from the dance community. We try to avoid ads that are not related to dancing. But of course the content of external commercial ads cannot be controlled completely and we are reducing those.
And we would like you to be a supporter too. We do need your help to keep going. Your kind donation combines with those of other dancers to help pay the costs of providing these dancer services: everything from computer equipment to paper and postage. For example, right now our primary development software tools are over 6 years old — a lifetime in the computer world.
Helping the Dance Gypsy is easy and quick and really is not very expensive. In fact, you can become a supporter by donating any amount. Every donation helps. Simply put: if every dancer who used these services contributed anything at all we would would be just fine.
If you are seeing this ad, then you are a dance gypsy user and are benefiting from the donations of other users. Why not join the supporters today and get your name published on our benefactor list. Just follow this link:
Seriously, You may contribute any amount you wish. In the past year, we have gratefully received donations from as little as $5 to over $200. The median for that year was about $25. For us it is far more important to get support from more users of the services than to get a small subset of them to contribute a lot.
Or perhaps you would like to know how much we need to keep delivering info. that is harder to answer. The bottom line is that in 7 of the last 10 years we have lost money. So simple answer is we need a lot more. Another way to look at that is that we desperately need new software. Our development software is now 6 years old — and becoming increasingly incompatible with newer operating systems and browsers. We have not replaced it because of the cost. So what? Development is slower because of the problems with old software — and every minute dealing with those problems is a minute taken from delivering the latest information to you. With greater support we can deliver more service.
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