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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: Your comments requested Reply with quote

As of March 31st 2017, it looks like Friends of the Bees will have to cease offering Public Liability Insurance (PLI) to members, as we have been losing money on this recently. While the cover does offer good value for money, there is a fatal flaw in the policy that would result in withdrawal of cover without notice to all members should a single claim be made against it.

What I am considering is a simple contributions-only membership, by which people can donate in order to support our work, including the cost of running the forum, but mainly towards the costs of developing our projects, especially the Black Bee breeding programme.

We are in urgent need of further funding. I don't want to do another Crowdfunder, as I feel that given the number of people who use this forum, we ought to be able to raise funds internally, as it were.

I do not take any payment from FoB funds myself, except to cover essential expenses, in fact this year I have donated the entire earnings from two training events to FoB funds.

So, I would like you ideas please, on how FoB can raise both short term cash and remain solvent and useful longer term.
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