Contributions: Some ways money can help
Contributions can help ensure the continuation of this work.
Please indicate if you have a specific preference regarding how your contribution is used. Feel free to contact Mari with any questions or ideas.
In addition to the ongoing expenses of doing the Bicycling Monterey website and projects, here are some examples of things that contributions could make possible:
- Reflective spoke cards for outreach to youth regarding bike laws, safety, and local resources
- Window decals for all HER Helmet Thursdays participating locations
- Mobile-friendly access plus search features for the HER Helmet Thursdays listings
- WordPress consulting or assistance for banner redesign and other site changes
- WordPress premium theme and plugins to make the 400 + posts and pages of information more accessible to site users
- IT professional to maintain the application for the HER Helmet Thursdays database (Ruby on Rails)
- Changing web hosts, and to a non-shared server (shared servers affect such things as page-load speed)
- Office equipment maintenance and repair
- Office supplies
- Software products for specific project tasks
- T-shirts and jerseys to help get the word out
- Graphic design services
- Help with transportation costs to do more outreach to schools and elsewhere in more remote areas of the county
- Translation of basic materials to strengthen outreach to monolingual Spanish-speaking cyclists
- Photocopies mini fliers and posters for outreach
HER Helmet Thursdays is a long-term ecology-economy sustainability project, not a short-term discount promotion. There is much room for this particular project to expand and to be promoted. To make this happen is not difficult, it is simply very time-consuming. Contact Mari if you would like to know more.
Do you get paid?
No. Since May 2009–and still the case as of November 2013–the Bicycling Monterey site and all projects are provided as a public service of Mari Lynch and Fine Wordworking.
Need for an assistant
In November 2010, a Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission senior planner and a Santa Cruz Sentinel columnist addressed Mari, and their communication included this acknowledgement: “Mari, we want to launch a site like yours – but we imagine we need 10 people at least to launch what you have done.”
True! And Mari’s time could often be better used as a project director or advisor rather than also doing all the nuts-and-bolts required for the website and projects. Having a part-time or full-time assistant, or even an occasional temporary assistant, would make a big difference in what it is possible to accomplish.
To discuss what could make the Bicycling Monterey projects more efficient and effective, allowing more to be accomplished with available time, please contact Mari.
Ready to make a contribution?
Great! Thank you. You may use the PayPal button on the right-hand panel of this site to contribute by debit or credit card. To contribute by check, or for more details, see the About Contributions page.