Goal: $1000 Raised to date: $550 Forum Members, It's time for our 2007 Fundraising Drive. Our goal is to raise $1000 for forum operations. This money will be used for forum software, hosting, advertising, contract work and other operational expenses. The drive will run from 31st March to the 1st of June. One purpose of the money will be to update the forum software with modifications as well as visual improvements. This is to make it more pleasing, hoping to attract new members and keep existing ones. We're also looking into forum modification to make it easier to register and activate your account. Another goal is to increase our advertising and search engine hits in order to bring in more members. Further, we're hoping to attract specialists (such as BGOs, prior military, cadets, etc.). This will provide an even better forum experience for our members and a greater information base. We are also hoping to take action to prevent and reduce spam and hacking. Please use the group memberships area in the User CP to subscribe and donate. Click on User CP and under the Miscellaneous click on Paid Subscriptions. If you have any questions about how to donate please post them. (http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/payments.php) All that is required is a credit card, and the payment system is through paypal. Also, if there is anything donating members would like to have (such as signature hosting and signature graphic permissions) please post and we will see what we can do. We are interested in supporting those members who support us. We purposely do not use advertising on our website because it is intrusive to members and distracts from our purpose. Our hope is to continue to not use advertising and rely on donations instead. This has been our plan so far and we hope we are offering a service that our members appreciate and are interested in supporting. We believe that what we offer here is unique and the experience is one worth supporting. If you feel the same way, please help the site by donating. Thank you for your time. -TN Thank you to all our donors who contribute to supporting the site. All our donors can be viewed under "Forum Leaders". Below are the new donors who have donated during this funding drive: jamzmom WAMom68 lmk Zaphod nurseypoo EagleMom Antoinette justawife The Commissioner Stealth_81 app ma These are the individuals that allow this service to be brought to our members. Without them this site would not exist.