NicksGamingStuff
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January 26th, 2012 at 4:23:00 AM permalink
It looks like you got your shirt!
DJTeddyBear
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January 26th, 2012 at 4:53:28 AM permalink
Because I was screwed over, almost simultaneously, by two national charites a couple years ago, I have a huge reluctance to donate to this sort of thing.

Fortunately, the American Lung Association was not one of those charities, and Mike is one of the very few people for whom I would put aside my charity boycott.


Good luck with the climb Mike!
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January 26th, 2012 at 4:53:40 AM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

It looks like you got your shirt!



$10 more to go! I need to get to $150 and I'm at $140.

Thanks Nick and to all who donated thus far. There is a rotating screen of those who donated on my fund raising page.
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January 26th, 2012 at 6:07:26 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Because I was screwed over, almost simultaneously, by two national charites a couple years ago...!



They can be taken over by the worst kind of people in the world. In your case, care to elaborate?
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DJTeddyBear
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January 26th, 2012 at 6:32:43 AM permalink
I mentioned that just to show that I'm doing this more to support Mike than to support the oganization involved. And that Mike has some pretty heavy influence upon my reluctance to participate and part with cash.

Basically, what I was trying to say is, Mike does a shitload of good stuff for us, not the least of which is running WoV, for free.
It's payback time.

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The VERY short version of the stories are, I was providing my DJ services for two charity events, for free, because the charities had no budget for entertainment. I didn't want much, just a token payment to cover expenses, etc. A hundred bucks or so. Whatever. With no budget, I'd just do it for free and buy myself a ticket to heaven.

After 5 years of this, and being told there's no budget each time, I found out that other DJs working for these same organizations, WERE getting paid. And without also doing free events. And not some small token payment either.

About a month after that discovery, I get a call from a small, local charity, asking me if I'd do their event. They only had $250 in the budget for a DJ, would that be OK?

I should add that the two big events, that I did for free, were on Saturday nights during wedding season. The local charity that paid, did their event off-season, on a Sunday morning.
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January 26th, 2012 at 4:26:07 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

The VERY short version of the stories are, I was providing my DJ services for two charity events, for free, because the charities had no budget for entertainment.



Silver Lining:

Maybe you did get that advance ticket to heaven.

And even though the other DJ's took a payment,
you should feel good about "sortof donating"
that amount straight to the charity.

Afterall, if they have less overhead, that SHOULD
mean that the whatever money they raised
went toward working on their cause.
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DJTeddyBear
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January 26th, 2012 at 8:44:55 PM permalink
Johnny -

Yeah, I get all that, and I do agree with what you're saying.

I just don't get how they can hire DJs that are not among the group of DJs that regularly donate DJ services. Got me a bit jaded.

And I'm VERY glad Mike exceeded his goal. After I had donated and posted my story, Mike was stuck at $10 short of the goal all day!



Hey Gang!

I had a reason to boycott, but I donated anyway.

Just because Mike hit his goal doesn't mean he doesn't need/want more donations.

If you haven't donated yet, DO IT! Donate as a way to thank Mike for all he does for us!
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January 27th, 2012 at 7:24:29 PM permalink
Well oddly enough, I had some slow time at work today
and while organizing my cubicle, I came across an article
in TIME magazine from a while back that was about
Cancer Research charities that had an obscene level
of % devoted to fundraising.

ps: The issue also had an article on INNOVATION which
is why I had the magazine squirreled away in my desk.
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January 27th, 2012 at 7:28:27 PM permalink
Just checked the Wiz's tally. It's at $ 175, which
beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, I suppose.

But I had hoped to see a higher amount. A big # multiplied
by a small donation can add up, although I'd ask the
MATHEXTREMIST to check me on that.

I'm just a little ol' engineer for goodness sakes.
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January 27th, 2012 at 8:02:15 PM permalink
Thanks for all the latest donations!
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