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2016 Fundraiser

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Thank you!!!

2016 Fundraiser!

This year’s annual fundraiser kicked off at 9:59 AM on 3/10/16 with our annual operating budget goal of $5000.00. We are thankful and delighted that for the second year in a row we have met our fundraising goal in under a week. We love to see how much our viewers appreciate our eagles.

Thank you for your help in keeping this project alive. We are glad to be a part of such an amazing community of viewers, and to get to see these remarkable creatures grow and change right before our eyes.

Each of you who donated any amount played an important part in keeping this site up and running, and helping us share Elliot and Eloise’s story with the world.

F.A.Q.

Q. What keeps us from having a perfect stream?

A. Many factors come together to make this website work. We have no paid staff, everything you see on the site is done by volunteers, and with donations. There is no parent company that is fronting the bills, and no tech department to call when something goes down. We do all the work, and use many different services and plugins on our site to make the eagle cam as you know it work. We hope to keep developing more things for the site and improving services so that we can offer a better site, but these things do cost money.

 

Q. What does it cost so much to run the cam?

A.  Our unavoidable Annual costs:

Charter Internet-$1500.00 *
Service Provider-$49.00
Domain name-$13.17
Ifly chat- $500.00
Livestream-$2388.00 yearly  @199 per mo.
Our yearly cost is: $4849.17
That is not even counting any equipment outages, or extra costs that get added in, and we have those every year.
*This is our current cost, but we would like to upgrade this service this year if possible.

Q. Why not go with some less expensive services?

A. We have tried several other options, and plan to continue trying others, but unfortunately we haven’t been able to find any that provide the reliability, and stability, and functions that we require for any less. Those of you who have been with us since the beginning have seen our struggles, and know how far we have come to get here.

 Q. What can I do to help?

A. Donate please! We run this camera entirely from donations, and we try to provide the best service we can, if everyone who came to our site gave us $1.00 we would not have to do this fundraiser. The reality is most people never donate. We are so thankful to the few who do, because they are the only thing keeping the cam running.

For those of you who have donated.

 

Thank you!!!!!!! We appreciate you so much, and we are glad you like what we are doing.

 

Big thank you to our Moderators who donate so much of their time, and in these times of crisis still manage to put up with us and give to the cause!