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Muon

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Crowdfunding POIS research
« on: October 13, 2020, 03:13:15 PM »
Food for thought: Crowdfunding for future POIS studies could be set up. Creating a continuous buffer of money.

I've looked at a few websites like gofundme. They all support creditcard. There is no option for bank transfer or paypal. Creditcards are not common outside of the US, at least not in Europe. Despite that we could still set one up for donation via creditcards. Or perhaps people are aware of other websites. Crowdfunding websites also differ in that it restricts donations from certain countries to certain target countries. Thoughts?

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Re: Crowdfunding POIS research
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 04:48:08 PM »
Comparing The Top Online Fundraising And Crowdfunding Platforms
https://www.crowdfunding.com/

I noticed that Facebook charges $0 payment fee to nonprofits. But if that only includes Facebook users, that would limit us.

Others on the above list charge around 3%. As a comparison, POISCenter paid $3,500 to organize our current project. But that was an administrative fee that included far more than just donation processing.

One of my concerns: recruiting POIS researchers on our own without outside help. Even with a massive database and name recognition it was extremely difficult finding the current team. Our small research budgets and historical “published” status in the research world are not always enough to easily find the talent we need.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 11:09:20 AM by demografx »
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Re: Crowdfunding POIS research
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 05:16:29 AM »
I'd appreciate if donations could be made kind-of-anonymous.

Regarding money amount: Maybe cross-posting in "nofap" groups could help to generate a more sizable amount.
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Re: Crowdfunding POIS research
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 11:03:43 AM »

I'd appreciate if donations could be made kind-of-anonymous.


Agreed!
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Crowdfunding POIS research
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 11:06:00 AM »
Muon, belated thanks for opening this important conversation!
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Crowdfunding POIS research
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 11:34:53 AM »
I'd appreciate if donations could be made kind-of-anonymous.
It can.

One is restricted to collect money in the same currency as the currency what is used in the country of the organizer as far as I know but I could be wrong about that. Someone from the USA could set up an account, since most credit card donations will come from that country which also means less extra costs for switching currency, most patients are from the USA and bank transfer is possible for USA residents within the USA. One could set up a donation page, money will be stored by the website and they can transfer it directly to a researcher.

A page on this forum can be set up where a researcher can react on it if he/she is interesting in the sum of money for POIS research. And if nobody reacts you can use it for a potential follow up study for the current researchers.

There is also an option for people who don't own a credit card to buy a virtual prepaid creditcard for one time use. I'm pretty much burned out at this point. Good luck to anyone who wants to execute this idea.

Muon, belated thanks for opening this important conversation!

It's probably in vain but at least the idea is there.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 12:22:49 PM by Muon »