Trying too hard

I had a plan. I had a revised plan. I had a modified revised plan. They all went to &^%$.

To the keen observer I may seem a bit bummed and or frustrated. I am.

This post may seem a bit confusing, if it does, feel free to skip over it, it’s main purpose is to provide an explanation to a few nice people who just wanted to help.

I set up a fundraising campaign to cover some of the equipment costs in getting a radio station on-the-air. In and of itself this is perfectly fine. The difficulties present themselves when I say why I want to build this station or how I plan on using it.

There are specifics that are verboten, and I get that. They are for a reason. The perceived quid pro quo of stating a goal so that sponsors may feel they are contributing to the achievement of that specified goal rather than providing the means through which this goal may (operative word) be achieved.

So what I was trying to do, cobble together a radio station through sponsorships, is okay. I just can’t promote the reasons for doing so, or what is more clearly a no-no, drawing the connecting line between sponsorships and goals.

I tried to think of a way to rephrase the whole thing to meet these needs but it just circled the drain faster so I had to shut down the whole project. I have contacted the company that was hosting the campaign and they say everything should be refunded within 2-5 business days.

Nothing has changed with my plan other than time frame. I am still building stuff from scratch, I still have equipment for the station bookmarked, and I am still saving up to assemble the station out of pocket. I can receive gifts, but I am not soliciting, now or in the foreseeable future.

The old brain was thinking volunteer work and fundraising hand-in-hand as it has for many moons, and this was just not the right time or place. My sincerest apologies for any inconvenience my zeal has caused.

If you have any questions, by all means feel free to email me.

Thanks again to those who jumped on-board, I truly appreciate you help.