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The Big December 19th Trans Fundraising Topic

Started by canadagoose, November 12, 2021, 04:21:07 PM

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Kelvin

Quote from: Barry Admin on December 16, 2021, 08:48:18 AMSee they have a whole stream planned. What do we have? Literally nothing. So can someone please come up with suggestions and ideas for this so I don't now spend all Xmas worrying about it as well?

I think it depends on whether you want it explicitly associated with the site or not. If so, I think maybe something leaning into comedy would be the best option; maybe a 12 hour stream of old and obscure comedy, either without a host, or maybe peppered with pre-recorded clips from cabbers? Have the link to the fundraiser on screen and/or in the chatroom as much as possible.

I also think, although I totally understand your reasons for disagreeing, that any fundraiser really needs a specific charity and a link people can click - three charities maximum, but really just one. If you ask people to donate to the trans fund of their choice, the number that actually contribute will drop considerably, I suspect. It needs to be easy and convenient - people don't want to have to research the best charity to give to, they want to be pointed at one they can trust, so they can easily donate. Frankly I think people need to stop arguing about which trans charity to donate to; identify one that's well known, widely respected, and pick that.

Barry Admin

I don't have the capability to do streams and stuff anymore, unless I can do something from my phone or an 11 year old laptop. Reticent about having anything more to do with streams also tbh. If I can get back into Twitter then I can see if Katy Montgomerie might be interested in doing something along those lines on the day, that's the best idea I've had this far.

Thanks for the input Kelvin, really appreciate it. Broadly agree on limiting choice.

Kelvin

No worries. Also worth pointing out that there's absolutely no need for you do do this before you're ready, Neil, bearing in mind everything that's happened recently. If you don't want Christmas spoiled by you worrying about it, just push it back until Feb or March. It's already been delayed from December, so why tie yourself to January before you're ready. Take the time, and you can use it to pick the right charity, get the site ready, reach out to people. There's really no need to burn yourself out and ruin your Christmas over an arbitrary date.

Pink Gregory

Getting a fundraiser going when it's possible is more important than it going online at the right time to spite a certain ex-comedy writer who has gone bananas.

He may have spurred on the action, but it's not about him, it's about supporting trans people, and that's what we need to remember.

canadagoose

Quote from: Kelvin on December 16, 2021, 03:02:40 PMNo worries. Also worth pointing out that there's absolutely no need for you do do this before you're ready, Neil, bearing in mind everything that's happened recently. If you don't want Christmas spoiled by you worrying about it, just push it back until Feb or March. It's already been delayed from December, so why tie yourself to January before you're ready. Take the time, and you can use it to pick the right charity, get the site ready, reach out to people. There's really no need to burn yourself out and ruin your Christmas over an arbitrary date.
Yeah, I agree. I wonder if we couldn't have some kind of "master document" where ideas can be put together so we don't get things lost in the middle of topics etc. At any rate, don't worry yourself!

Quote from: Pink Gregory on December 16, 2021, 03:09:50 PMGetting a fundraiser going when it's possible is more important than it going online at the right time to spite a certain ex-comedy writer who has gone bananas.

He may have spurred on the action, but it's not about him, it's about supporting trans people, and that's what we need to remember.
Exactly. He may have Banana Day on 19/12 but remember, he'll still be bananas in 2022.

sophie.pilbeam

The suggestion to "Push it back to March" synergises with Trans Day of Visibility being March 31, if people like the sound of that? It also leads into April Fool's Day, which is, I dunno, thematically comedic?

I stream all the time (to a bigger audience than Graham, even), so I can help out with the logistics if it's needed.

canadagoose

Quote from: sophie.pilbeam on December 16, 2021, 03:32:50 PMThe suggestion to "Push it back to March" synergises with Trans Day of Visibility being March 31, if people like the sound of that? It also leads into April Fool's Day, which is, I dunno, thematically comedic?

I stream all the time (to a bigger audience than Graham, even), so I can help out with the logistics if it's needed.
Streaming these days (as you'll know) can be a great way to get donations. If you and Neil could work something out, it could be amazing.

sophie.pilbeam

I've done fundraising streams before (for private things, not charities) and yeah, it worked great. Not sure what will end up happening here, but I'm fine helping out in any way if it's wanted.

Barry Admin

Thanks again for the kind words and the suggestions, greatly appreciated. I do agree I don't want it to be all just about spiting that dickhead. I'll have a think about that sophie, do need something like that I suspect.

TrenterPercenter

@Barry Admin just a thought that it might be worth putting this as a sticky so people don't have to bump it to remain on the front page.

Barry Admin

Mmm, I personally look past sticky's more, which is why I put the more list-thread type ones up there, so they're not competing with more topical threads on the listing.  I did have a sticky in CC, but I unstickyed it this morning as it was causing me to fret too much.  I'll try stickying this one, sure. 

Feel a bit calmer now :-) it was too much pressure.  I do need deadlines, but I need to get working on getting moved outta this flat, and I also got writing projects dumped on me in my game that I'm gonna have to get done.  I figure, the site looks banging now, so I've made some good progress so far, and we can take a little more time to do this properly.

madhair60

I think pushing this back so it's its own thing and not a reaction to Banana cunt's day of TERFs getting fired is for the best - at worst it's risking putting eyes on their thing when it should be cleanly focused on the donating because it's a good cause rather than because it spites Linehan

Mister Six

Just saw this - I too overlook the stickies. Deffo leave it till you have time, Neil, and March 31 seems good but fuck it, leave it till summer or later if necessary.

I also agree with the person upthread who said a single link is better. Just Giving directly funnels donations to UK charities, so that would also get around any worries about being accused of keeping the cash and grifting. And it has the advantage of showing off-site people that others are donating, which spurs further donations.

Could set up one of those, but also allow people to directly donate to trans charities of their choice and post a receipt, to keep a running tally across multiple charities?