By "reimbursement" I meant the repayment of Groups.io expense
incurred by the mods on behalf of Etherbun - not compensation for
Etherbun moderators are all volunteers - we are uncompensated.
In the rush to get the group and it's archives transferred over from
Yahoo Groups, the mods fronted the fee for the first year of
Groups.io service from personal funds.
Then, as the panic subsided, and inertia set in (!), before we knew
it another year had passed, and again we fronted to keep the group
Here are the numbers, all in one place:
As of my last update from Dana on Nov 7, 2020, our donations and
expenses are as follows:
Donations received: $699.87
Fees paid to Groups.io:
10/21/19 - $110.00 for 10/21/19 to 10/20/20
10/21/20 - $110.00 for 10/21/20 to 10/20/21
Monies repaid to mods for reimbursement of Groups.io: $220.00
Remaining funds: $479.87
The remaining funds will provide for four more years of subscription
fees, assuming they dont increase (Not a given, but so far Groups.io
has grandfathered us in at the old rate of $110.00, not the new rate
Note that we may have received additional donations since Nov 7, but
I haven't asked Dana for an update, as I assume she is very busy
during the semester.
If you would still like to donate, you may do so here:
In the comments, please mention that the donation is for Etherbun,
so that it goes to the right account.
Thanks, and sorry for any confusion.
-mark for EBAC
On 2/5/2021 2:38 AM, BenBun'sMom wrote:
for this. My donation was in response to the appeal to pay
for the group presence on the Groups IO platform. I was not
aware that monies were also needed to reimburse
moderators/owners. Does the previously stated $110 per year
for "last year" (2019 or 2020?) include payment to personnel
or is/was $110 the fee required to maintain Etherbun on the
Groups IO platform? I'm trying to understand if Etherbun is
effectively covered for its presence on Groups IO for roughly
six (6) years from 2019 through 2024.
soliciting funds it's courteous and advisable to make
available a full financial accounting to donors, and I am
certain non-donating members also have an interest in
understanding the security of Etherbun going forward.
thanks to the group owner(s) and moderator(s) for their
expertise and voluntary support of this long-standing resource
for individuals who care for domestic pet rabbits.
First, apologies for the lack of communication.
Other things intervene - Real life, holidays, and of
We are thrilled to report that as of Nov 7, 2020 the community
donated a whopping $699.87!
This was much more than we expected in such a short time.
It reimburses the mods for the last two years, and establishes
to keep the group running for four more!
We The Mods (and of course The Buns) extend heartfelt thanks
I don't have the details on who donated how much, but you know
who you are.
-mark for EBAC
PS Someone mentioned the lack of a receipt for donations. If
you did not
receive a receipt but would like one, please email Dana
dana@... with the relevant
information. HARE is a registered