Anyway, on another note, I have an idea, though it may not be a good one.
In addition to the the totals of the current donations, and how far into the immediate future they’ll get us, hypothetically, is there also a way to give some indication of projected funds totalled from future monthly gifts, or even just the number of individuals who are giving monthly donations?
I ask because I think that getting a certain critical mass of repeating monthly donations will likely be what will make or break this site.
Let’s say person [A] is thrilled by the restoration work going on here and donates $100, but does so once and disappears.
On the other hand, let’s say persons [B], [C], [D], [E], & [F] can only donate $1, but can all do so every month. In less then two years, together, they would out-donate person [A] because they would be focusing on supplying sustainable revenue and not flash in the pan giving.
Most people, like me, probably can’t spare a large amount in the immediate future. But most can probably spare a tiny amount repeating. And all it would take would be a handful of people who are donating like that monthly to sustain the site indefinitely as long as they continued to do so.
So is there a way to indicate not only immediate funds, but also what’s pledged down the line, or even just the current number of people have reating donations?
All that said, that might be way to complicated to do with just one power up indicator.
Perhaps have two? One with the monthly goal of $75 that has to be reached each month, and another that totals all the monthly donations that are currently pledged to be ongoing, so people have a rough idea of what the ongoing monthly shortfall will be?
Or maybe all the indicator ideas above are just not worth the trouble?