Support the Goat Pen

The Goat Pen is not a profit generating website, and it does cost us a little money in hosting fees and other expenses every year. Any donations to help cover the costs of running the site for the group are much appreciated. We post all site related expenses and the date and amount of any donations on this thread for transparency and to let our community know how we are doing.

We have also added banner ads to some pages on the site.  As of March 2012, these banners are generating revenue to help offset our expenses and so that we can be less dependent on donations to keep the forums running.

After losing two long term message board homes out from under us, we look forward to making goatpen.net our community’s permanent home, and your donation helps us meet that goal.  If you wish to contribute simply click the “Donate” button below and follow the directions to send money via our Pay Pal account.  Please send an email to admin@goatpen.net if you have any questions about contributing.

Board Expenses 2011:
Web Hosting: 12 months @$6.95/month=$83.40
Backup Service Plan @$12.95/year=$12.95
Doman Name Registration @ $10.00/year=$10.00
Domain Privacy @$9.95/year=$9.95
Discount on Domain Name=($10.00)
Total Expenses 2011=$106.30

Board Donations 2011:
3/1/11: $100.00
4/16/11: $20.00
4/17/11: $25.00
4/19/11: $25.00
5/3/11: $50.00
5/25/11:$20.00
5/26/11:$50.00
10/19/11:$15.00
Total 2011 Donations: $305.00

Board Expenses 2012:
Renew Web Hosting: goatpen.net=$107.40
Renew Backup Service Plan @$12.95/year=$12.95
Renew Domain Name=$9.95
Total Expenses 2012=$130.30

Board Donations 2012:
2/10/12: $20.00
2/23/12: $10.00
3/1/12: $100.00
12/7/12: $10.00
Total Donations 2012: $140.00

Board Expenses to date in 2013:
Renew Web Hosting: goatpen.net=$107.92
Renew Backup Service Plan @$12.95/year=$12.95
Renew Domain Name=$24.98
Total Expenses 2013=$145.85

Board Donations to date in 2013:
2/10/13: $20.00
Total Donations 2013: $20.00

Board Paid Ad Revenue to date in 2013:
8/23/13: $103.83
Total Paid Revenue 2013: $103.83

Current Balance (9/19/13): $186.38
Unpaid Ad Revenue (9/19/13): $5.26
Total Expected Funds (9/19/13): $191.64

Board Expenses to date in 2014:
Renew Web Hosting: goatpen.net=$119.88
Renew Backup Service Plan=$19.99
Renew Domain Name=$14.99
Total Expenses 2014=$154.86

Board Donations to date in 2014:
N/A : $0.00
Total Donations 2014: $0.00

Board Paid Ad Revenue to date in 2014:
N/A : $0.00
Total Paid Revenue 2014: $0.00

Current Balance (4/02/2014): $31.52
Unpaid Ad Revenue (4/02/2014): $59.48
Total Expected Funds (4/02/2014): $91.00

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