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Donation goal reached within less than two months

written by duesseldorf - 2018/02/26 16:27

Not longer than eight weeks BeWelcome ago asked its members for donations. Now the 2000 Euro goal has already been reached. This is the shortest donation campaign I can remember. A BIIIIG "Thank you" to everybody who donated money to enable us to pay for the costs like servers, obligatory insurances etc.
Please: Next time you will see the donation bar on the front page (which will be in the beginning of next year) please consider donating yourself ;)

And if you do not have any money to spare - maybe you would like to donate some hours to help behind the scenes? The volunteers who run BeWelcome would be more than happy to welcome now "colleagues" in the different teams. Here you find more info about what teams of volunteers there are:

https://www.bewelcome.org/about/getactive

 

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The biggest donation in BeWelcome history

written by duesseldorf - 2018/01/30 21:44

A BeWelcome member who wants to stay anonymous recently donated 1000 Euro - the highest donation so far!
We reached out to this member and this is what came back:

"I am a long-term supporter and user of BeWelcome, and it always fills me with joy to meet fellow hosts and guests through this wonderful platform. These days I am a little busy with work, so I chose to make a financial contribution to the - very modest - costs of the project.
I admire the ongoing commitment the volunteers give to the platform and I am looking forward to many more years of (be)welcoming people from all over the world, fostering peace and understanding between cultures - one visit at a time. Keep up the good work, everyone! :)

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Donation Campaign 2018 has started

written by duesseldorf - 2018/01/08 23:31

You might have noticed that the donation bar is now visible once you log in to BeWelcome. As every year the annual donation campaign has started.

BeWelcome needs about 2000 Euros to cover its expenses this year. This is not a lot of money for a community of more than 100.000 members. Do not even try to compare it with donation campaigns by other websites like Wikipedia who asked for almost 8 million Euros during the past weeks. BeWelcome works on the lowest monetary budget possible thanks to the time and skills donated by our volunteers. If you enjoy BeWelcome and would like to contribute, even just 1€, $ or £, you can do so at http://www.bewelcome.org/donate. (It would be great if you mention your member name in your donation.)

As many people are talking about Bitcoin at the moment we would like to remind you that BeWelcome also accepts donations in Bitcoins ... so just in case someone has some Bitcoins lying around and wants to get rid of them: Go ahead! We would like to remind you that we only accept bitcoin donations with a value between 5 and 1000 Dollars :)

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A new Board of Directors has been elected

written by duesseldorf - 2017/11/25 10:58

Last Weekend (18.+19. November 2017) the annual General Assembly of BeVolunteer - the association behind BeWelcome - took place in Lille / Northern France. Eight Volunteers have met there in real life, several others took part online - and quite some important decisions have been taken.

One of the decisions: As every year the new Board of Directors has been elected. 

BeVolunteer now has a new secretary: A warm welcome to Frauenschuh!
He is also actively volunteering in the Support Team.

The new treasurer is the same as the old one: thorgal67

and yes: I got re-elected and will continue for another year to be on the Board of Directors as well :)

I also want to grab the chance to say a big "THANK YOU" to the three members of last year's Board of Directors who - for different reasons in private life - decided not to go for the Board again:
Thanks to sammiekongwind and  girandoliere !!!

Also during the General Assembly the Ombudsman has been confirmed. Many thanks to pietshah for being ready just in case... let's all hope that he will not have anything to do. Here you find Information about the tasks of an Ombudsperson and why there is one in BeWelcome.

 

 

 

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Testing our new website

written by duesseldorf - 2017/11/07 20:11

"Testing is like searching for truffles", a friend of mine once described it: You walk in a beautiful surrounding and then suddenly stumble upon something that is irritating.

We are all looking forward to our new website. The redesign is going on and advancing ... but nothing can be put online without proper testing beforehand. And the more people test it, the more bugs or inconsistencies will be noticed. 

If you have an hour or two to spare and want to play around with the future look of BeWelcome then please consider joining the Testing Team:
https://www.bewelcome.org/groups/62

 

 

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