Explanation of New Member Dues and Sustainability Plan for Community
In 2021, the first way we plan to make this community more sustainable is moving away from expensive Month-to Month subscriptions which keep this community afloat and paying our bills on an annual basis. The entire community will save money this way, but we must begin the process of accepting Member Dues. No one is looking to get rich in this process but it would be nice to be able to do more for our members. Also, we have started the Skip Farrow Foundation, which we donate a percentage of every member due to help send young surveyors to school who can't afford it.
We believe a cost of approximately $50 per year per member is a fair amount for on demand access to this community, which has been free for all users since 2007. That is approximately $0.13 per day and just a little over $4 per month. For those who cannot afford member dues, we understand. Simply tell us that you cannot afford dues and we will match you with a sponsor. We simply cannot afford paying annually without your help and we need your contributions to make this work.