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    Why Donate to CSM???

    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 an important part of many peoples support network ... somewhere that they are safe to be real about their survivor issues, and recieve the support they need to deal with them alongside their '3d' support.


    We receive no sponsorship or external funding, & the ministry is run by volunteers - many of whom work essentially full time on the site, often in addition to paid jobs in 3d. Many costs are currently paid for out of pocket, by the admin, who have little money themselves ... so any donations go directly towards the running of the site.


    It is pretty expensive keeping a large site such as CS running. Our monthly costs currently run to about $200 / 105 a month! Due to the large size of our database, we have recently had to take on a dedicated server package, which has increased costs significantly. We were really lucky though, in that our host gave us a discounted rate from the normal 150 a month! (You can see a detailed costs break down <a href="http://www.christiansurvivors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=196889#post196889">here </a>)


    We would really encourage all members to consider donating to CS on a regular basis. The reality is that without donations, 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!



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    There are many ways in which you can give to Christian Survivors Ministries. 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 ministries, we would ask you to consider donating to us financially, also. Whilst we do not want to pressure anyone struggling financially to donate to us, there are many here who can afford a small monthly donation.


    At this point in time, the only way we can ensure that this site remains available to everyone is to have regular monthly supporters, each willing to give a small amount towards the running costs of the site. If we cannot raise enough monthly support, we will need to make the private areas of CS into a subscriber only area, with a small monthly charge. We would by far prefer to keep CS free .... but we need our members to realise that because the service is free for them to use, does not mean that it is free to run!!


    If you are donating from anywhere else in the world, or if you wish to set up a monthly subscription, please check the thread <a href="http://www.christiansurvivors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=362610#post362610">'Don ating Internationally - One off's & Subscriptions'</a>.


    For those who wish to donate regularly, we would suggest an amount between $5-20 (3-10) a month as a rough guideline. This is a small payment individually, but if every active member donated this amount (the price of a couple of decent cups of coffee, or a few chocolate bars, a month), we would have enough money to cover all our costs!



    Thank you so much for your support!! Please post any queries in this forum, or email them to donations@christiansurvivors.com.

    Susannah, Emily, Brina
    Last edited by Brina; 26-03-2014, 04:54.
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