AN OVERVIEW OF FUNDRAISING VIA BDA WORKSHOPS
Our hope is that everyone will want to participate, to learn, and to grow with us. In addition, we ask for generous contributions to our fundraising efforts to support the General Service Board (GSB) in the growth and development of our DA and BDA outreach and support services.
During each cycle of the "Bill and Bob Do BDA" workshops, we will distribute the workshop materials in pairs of sessions. On the same day the second part of each two-part pair of workshops is completed, we will post the prepared workshop materials for the next pair of workshops in the Participants area of this website. As you collect each set of workshop materials, we ask that you consider making a contribution via the 7th Tradition buttons available on this website, including in the footer of every page. (If you prefer to make your contribution by check or money order, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a physical mailing address.)
The suggested donation is $10 per 2-hour workshop, $20 per pair of two 2-hour workshops. All post-expense proceeds will be distributed directly to the GSB. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. We understand how much every dollar counts in early recovery. If you are not able to contribute at this time, you are equally welcome to signup and login as a member to access the workshop materials. (Recordings of the facilitator shares and Q&A sessions for the second cycle of "Bill and Bob Do BDA" workshops will also be available in the Participants area.)
We don't want anyone to use these materials for self-help, so we ask everyone to cancel your membership on this website — and/or let us know — if you decide to stop actively participating in the workshop series.
For members who are not able to give as we start, we're hopeful that everyone will be able to experience DA's 7th Promise — "We will recognize that there is enough; our resources will be generous and we will share them with others and with DA." — by the time we reach that promise in week 14. We're excited to share this recovery experience with you!
For members who are able to pre-contribute for all workshops in the cycle at the beginning, we're happy to accept those large contributions upfront. We do have some immediate expenses as we begin each new workshop cycle and provide related conference-approved literature to members who need it.
As a reminder, for workshop participants who do not have the DA “12, 12, and 12” book, the BDA Tools pamphlet, or the DA Promises pamphlet, we are happy to supply any or all of them to workshop participants at no cost. If you are committed to attending and participating in the upcoming workshop cycle, please email your name, physical mailing address, and whether you need the DA book, BDA pamphlet, DA pamphlet, some combination, or all three to email@example.com and your literature will be gratefully sent to you.
FUNDRAISING VISION AND INTENTION
All proceeds, income less expenses, will be donated directly to the GSB, usually on the last day of each month, and we will provide monthly treasury reports to all participants. During the first several months of our first-ever six-month workshop cycle, January — April 2020, we collected $3,401.00 from workshop participants, paid $74.99 in fees on electronic transactions, spent $850.00 on conference-approved literature and related in and out shipping costs, spent $149.45 on the first year of hosting for this website, and distributed $2,326.56 to the GSB, with some literature inventory remaining for the next cycle. You can download our most recent treasury report here.
Except for additional transaction fees, we believe we are done spending for this workshop cycle and are hoping to end up distributing in the range of $3,000 to $4,000 to the GSB between January and June 2020.
Our personal vision is to raise $10,000 for the GSB via these workshops in calendar year 2020. DA and BDA could easily serve and support 10 ... 50 ... 100 times the recovering member debtors we have now, but in order to do so, our fellowship needs funds available to support and pay for the initiatives developed by the GSB and the WSC. We just want to do our part.
By inviting all of you to attend these fundraiser workshops, we've invited all of you to join us in generously funding our fellowship, too. Whatever funds we raise together and send to the GSB via these workshops are from all of us who are involved. If you have any questions about this grassroots fundraising, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.