Why Donate to CS?
Christian Survivors exists for its members … as a place they can find consistent support, understanding, and somewhere to talk about what they are going through. It is a vital part of many peoples support network … somewhere that they are safe to be real about their survivor issues, and receive the support they need to deal with them, alongside their ‘3d’ support.
CS receives no sponsorship or external funding, & the organisation is run by volunteers, often in addition to working full time paid jobs. Many of our costs are currently paid for out of pocket by the admin, who have little money themselves … so any donations currently go directly towards the running of the site.
We are hoping that over the coming years, we can create a fundraising effort successful enough to to pay some of our staff for their work, in order to allow them the ability to be here without having to sacrifice financially, emotionally, or physically. (Working on CS can be very emotionally taxing work, and we wouldnt want to see any of our staff burning out!!) Several of our staff are full timers, working up to and in excess of 40 hours a week on the boards, meaning that it is vital that we work towards raising the money to fully finance this organisation, particularly as we grow larger and larger.
There are many ways in which you can give to Christian Survivors. Not least of these is in your time! As a regular member of CS, your prayerful and emotional support of each other is what keeps this site one of the most unique and amazing places on the net!
If you are a regular member, or a supporter of CS, we would ask you to consider donating to us financially, also. There is no pressure for anyone to donate … we understand that some members will be unable to, due to safety issues with an abuser, or financial struggles … but if you can, please do! The collective small, regular donations from a lot of members, of just a few dollars or pounds, would add up together to enable us to meet many of the costs involved in running this organisation!
For those who do wish to donate financially on a regular basis, we would suggest a monthly amount of between $3-15 (£1.50-7.50) as a rough guideline. This is a relatively small donation individually, (the price of a couple of decent cups of coffee, or a few bars of chocolate a month!), but each and every donation will pool together to keep this vital resource running!
We would really encourage all members to consider donating to CS on a regular basis, as the reality is that without finance, this site cannot continue to run.We have set things up here to run on as small a budget as possible … but that still leaves us with a pretty hefty monthly running cost. We want to be able to ensure not only that CS can continue running now …. but also well into the future! We would by far prefer to keep CS free …. but we need our members to realise that because the service is currently free for them to use, does not mean that it is free to run!!
There are several safe ways to donate to CS.
1) Via our UK bank account.
If you want to give a regular monthly payment – or just one off donations when you have some extra money – you can set up a standing order; send cheques & postal orders; or make an international money transfer into the C.S. bank account. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate this way, and we will provide you with the necessary details of our bank account or mailing address!
2) Via Paypal
You can also donate safely over the net, via Paypal! If you would like to donate via paypal, please click on this link, or the one on the forum homepage – or log into your paypal account, and send your donation to email@example.com
You do not need to have a personal Paypal account to make a contribution.
If you have a paypal account, you can set up a monthly subscription to CS. This function will set up a donations scheme whereby your paypal account will be automatically invoiced each month, for the payment amount of your choice. This payment will then be automatically deducted from your paypal account, if there are sufficient funds to do so.
3) Tax Deductable Method (US only)
We have now set up a way to donate to CS from the US, which entitles you to a tax deduction, by partnering with one of our biggest supporters, Christian Recovery International (a 501.c.3 tax exempt organization in the US). Send a check with a note stating that the donation is to go to Christian Survivors to:
Christian Recovery International
5704 Lancashier CT
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Thank you so much for your support!! CS would not be as amazing as it is without you all! Please just ask if you need any info, or help in subscribing. You can contact our admin regarding this, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The staff at C.S.M.