The limit of small donations is 700 EUR. It may increase if we get more small donations. That's the limit to what you can donate per year and still have it count towards the small donations. It's recalculated every year. If you donate more, the IRS leaves your donations out of the shortfall ratio. So, if you were planning to donate just above the limit, give some to another organization, buy a cup of coffee and donate just the limit amount. 😉
Also, we are looking for people who can afford a one-time larger donation to support our goals for 2015, which will cost us some money. It will help speed up our publication speed, and make more time available for the actual library work, which is sadly suffering. (My illness did not help things much either.) We've had one large donation already, which will keep us in programming hours for a while, and may help to overhaul the entire site so I don't have to spend so much time on administrative preparations before publishing. Thank you, B 😉 There are already people at work, thanks to your generous gift.
And if you can't afford to give anything, which also happens in these difficult times, introducing the Library to people who don't know of it yet, is very useful, since it broadens our user base and therefore our donor base. I'll try to publish a flyer in black and white which can be printed and used as handout, for anybody wanting to do that. It would be more useful than a visiting card.
Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. The donations of the larger donors are far more than enough to cover our overhead, so what you give, goes straight to Library improvement.
Thanks to all the donors and volunteers, for all the help and new or improved material you provided.
Enjoy this new set.
In a few days I will leave my current job and start life as a pensioner. That'll be a lot less money but a lot more time. And since the books here are stacked against walls and in the middle of rooms, I rather think the time will be useful. I look forward to being able to spend more time on publications and contact with forum members and volunteers, and hope that we'll see a significant increase in new stuff published!
Best wishes all,