I’m scheduling this post for 24 hours before the end of this year’s auction, which will be Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern (time zone conversions, countdown), unless last-minute bids are received (more details). Check out yesterday’s highlights post if you haven’t seen it already!
And if nothing is catching your eye, you can make a simple donation and have it matched–double your donation, now through the end of Monday! I have also fixed the PayPal problem–it really helps if that works, yikes!–and am putting the donation links/button below the cut.
To donate online, you can either follow this link to the PayPal Giving Fund and have 100% of your donation go directly to Con or Bust, or you can use the button below and have your donation reduced by a PayPal fee (a lower charity rate of 2.2% + $0.30). What’s the difference between the two methods?
- If you need to use a credit card rather than a PayPal account, you must use the button. (Click the button, then click “Continue” on the left side of the screen, above the credit card logos.)
- If you use the PayPal Giving Fund, you must then forward your acknowledgment email only to email@example.com with a note that your donation is for the matching drive. (Please do not send money directly to that address!) This extra step is necessary because the Giving Fund doesn’t allow you to leave notes with your donation and doesn’t notify us immediately that your donation has been made, so I literally won’t know your donation exists to count toward the match.
Please don’t hesitate to use whatever method is most convenient.
If you donate using the above button, on the “review your donation” screen, please click “Add special instructions” (in small letters underneath “Purpose” and “Con or Bust”), and state that this is a donation for the matching drive; soon there will be auction payments too, and it will save everyone a step if I don’t have to ask you what your donation is for.