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    Thanks for doing that, Mike.
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    I'm sure everyone here appreciates your efforts towards keeping this place up and running!

    Some time ago we were told that we could help support BrainTalk by signing up for iGive and listing BrainTalk Communities Inc. so that places where we shop will donate to BrainTalk. I did that for a while but gave up on it when some problems with my computer made dealing with it difficult. I've just reactivated my account at iGive.

    Over at iGive I'm told that I've raised $22 of the $99 raised for BrainTalk Communities. $77 must have been raised by other people who signed up with iGive.

    Hardly a fortune but maybe every bit helps. There is a very long list of stores that participate, and the percentage donated varies from <1% to at least 12% of your purchases.

    Unfortunately Amazon isn't among the listed stores but there are a jillion others.

    I can't find any mention of iGive here on BrainTalk though. Maybe there's a sticky thread somewhere?

    http://www.igive.com/

    Please just remove this post if iGive has turned out to be more trouble than it's worth for BrainTalk.
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    Is BT still a 501 C3 charitable organization? If so we could donate directly but we need to know how to make the check out and where to send it.

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    A big thank you Mike!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stillstANNding View Post
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    Is BT still a 501 C3 charitable organization? If so we could donate directly but we need to know how to make the check out and where to send it.

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    According to the FAQ,

    BrainTalk Communities, Inc. is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with public charity status.Currently, the BrainTalk site and all activities regarding BrainTalk are completely independent of Massachusetts General Hospital. BrainTalk is now a completely separate project, existing as a formal corporate entity. BrainTalk is completely funded by individual user donations and Google AdSense advertising.
    --And it's been around since 1993. That's 23 years! Isn't that a very long time for the Internet? Maybe BT could advertise itself as the neurology message board that has stood the test of time?
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    ((((((Mike)))))) ~

    Thank you very much for your generosity and kindness to keep BT afloat.



    I'm still willing to assist.

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    I found this but it says "no fundraising available." Maybe donations could be sent to the address that is given though?

    http://www.firstgiving.com/4022
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    I think that address is for What's his name who left us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stillstANNding View Post
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    I think that address is for What's his name who left us.
    You're probably right. Do I recall finding out that BT was no longer based in MA at all and is (possibly) on the West Coast, maybe CA?
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    No, I believe we are here in MA and supported by Dr Hoch. John Lester left us long ago and he was the one that I believe lived in Sommerville, MA. I don't know where the server is now.
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