If you like what we do, and would like to see it continue, then please do consider donating. We rely completely on your donations to keep the project alive and have applied to be 501(c)(3) organization. There are two ways you can donate: by becoming a Friend of Tres Bohemes with a recurring annual donation (details below), or by giving a one-off gift.
Starting with a clean slate on June 1, 2018, we are currently at 6 Friends
and need an additional 1494 to meet our goal of 1500.
*count updated on the 30th of each month.
Sponsors and donors prior to May 31, 2108 are listed here.
Help us reach our goal by donating now.
Become a Friend of Tres Bohemes
Join our club of loyal supporters, each of whom have set up a recurring annual donation which creates a bedrock of support vital to the project’s survival. There is no fixed yearly cost to become a Friend — any annual donation will qualify you — but there is a guide price of $60 a year (£40/€55) which is $5 per month, the cost of a magazine subscription. But we believe we are bringing you much more than an online magazine — we are bringing you the Czech experience.
Friends will get:
- An exclusive postcard set sent out twice a year, each curated around a different theme.*
- 10% off all Fine Art Prints in our new online shop.
- Honored in a special section of the site (name and optional link to a webpage), and on a dedicated page.
- First refusal in all future limited edition TresBohemes creations.
Special end of year letter from the Editor.
** For those donating $60 a year or more.
The Postcard Packs
- 8 postcards curated around a theme, with a textual insert.
- 2 packs sent per year – in summer and winter – for those Friends giving $60 a year or more.***
- Exclusive to Friends of Tres Bohemes.
- The postcard packs are sent out in January and June. (The deadline for June is May 15, for January is Dec 15.)
* If your bank account is not linked to either USD, EUR, or GBP, you can still make a donation – enter amount in USD and your payment will simply be converted from your local currency at no additional charge.
** The membership will auto-renew meaning this amount will be charged to your card each year. You can cancel any time by emailing email@example.com.
*** Please donate $60 per year or more if you want to receive the special postcard packs!
We see building a group of readers giving regular donations as vital to the project’s survival, but if you’d prefer to simply give a one-off gift then this is, of course, also very welcome! (Though do note that you won’t get the postcard packs this route).
Give a One-Off Donation
You don’t have to use Paypal if you do not want to. You can send a check instead made payable to our mother company to:
Distinct Press LLC., attn Tres Bohemes
6822 22nd Avenue N., suite 345,
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710-3918
Why support us?
Put simply, without support from our readers the project will not be able to continue. It is of vital importance to us that all the content is available for free, without paywalls, and without the presence of intrusive advertising. This means that we need help from the people that enjoy the site to give a little something back to ensure that the project can go on into the future. This won’t just enable us to keep on bringing you more beautiful, curious, wondrous and strange things from the Czech culture, including history, photography, art, literature, recipes, music and ideas, but it shall also help to ensure the site remains free for everyone to enjoy in the digital age. This vast amount of material is an invaluable and indispensable good, which – like our Czech heritage – deserves to be explicitly recognized, protected and appreciated.
What will the money go towards?
We have applied to be a not-for-profit project meaning all money goes back into the site to keep it running, namely: compensating the Editor and two writers for the 300+ hours needed a month to run the site, do the research, write the articles, purchase historical materials, pay server costs, and technical support.
How much do we need?
Tres Bohemes is a relatively inexpensive project to run. Our target is to reach $90,000 a year. Such an amount would enable all kinds of wonderful things to happen, including being able to create a community of even more contributors, as well as paying all three members of the team to work on the site full-time.
Through May 31, 2018 we have only brought in the actual hard operating costs of the site. Effective June 1, 2018, we are seeking Friends to a minimum of at least 200 by the end of 2018 to keep the site alive and go into year four.
We’ve set the next goal to increase to 500 Friends by the summer of 2019, and 1000 Friends by the end of 2019.
Our goal is to have 1,500 friends by the end of 2020 and we are counting on your help to do this.
Any other way I can help?
Of course. You can also help by buying something from our online shop (coming soon) – we get about 20% from each item sold, so it can be a great way to contribute. You can also buy something via Amazon and eBay. They give us a small percentage of the sale price (about 6%) of any item you purchase through any link on this site. Also, spreading the word as much as possible, letting people know about the project, sharing the site and asking your friends to subscribe all helps a lot.
Any other questions please feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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