HPFF FUNDING (March Fundraiser)

 

HPFF is a fanfiction story writing site, based around the stories of Harry Potter and his adventures. It allows authors and readers to take the story in directions that may not have been envisioned in the books. We are looking for funding to keep us online for the next year. In all of our 14 years online, we have never asked for funding on such a scale as this. Advertising and staff donations have kept us here, but now we need your help. If you would like to help us stay online for another year, we'll give our donators a little thank you, as well as making a donation to our favourite charity on behalf of all our members (see funding tiers below).

 

DONATE AT GOFUNDME.COM

 As we are based in the UK, 'gofundme' will only let us show donations in UK pounds, but you can donate in dollars or euros or whatever. For ease of use, we have added a quick US dollar conversion (Feb 2015) to each donation tier. For example if you donate £50 from the US, $77 will be actually donated.

 

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·         We are the oldest and largest dedicated Harry Potter Fanfiction site, highest Google (and Alexa) rating of any dedicated Harry Potter fanfiction site.

·         We provide a community of readers and authors interested in discovering fanfiction and continuing exploration of the Harry Potter universe.

·         The site enables members to practice reading and writing in English while exploring a beloved fandom.

 

Our site brings Harry Potter fans together from across the globe with members from every continent with diverse backgrounds. HPFF prides itself on creating a safe environment for young and old alike to enjoy stories written by their peers in the Harry Potter fandom. Authors are able to explore LGBTQA+ identities, life at key stages, relationships, death, parenting, and the dichotomy of good versus evil – all within a single day on HPFF. Many authors find HPFF a place where they can improve on their writing through practice and feedback, having reported an improved scholastic and professional feedback as a result of their writing on the site.

In addition to HPFF, we run:

·         The Dark Arts  – a Web graphic and design community for members to learn and practice their digital arts.

·         Potters World – an RPG site where people can become a character and play out their lives in the Harry Potter universe.

·         Fictioncentral – an all fandom site for stories, a site we hope to improve and update, should funding allow.

 

HPFF and the affiliated sites are run by an all volunteer staff who moderate conversations on the Forums as well as validate chapters being posted on the archives. We receive approximately 25 million hits per month. Servers, server management, hosting, software, licensing, domain, and other site costs run an average of £700 ($1000) per month. As the Harry Potter franchise has slowed down after the last film, and with removal of ads from mature stories, the site has brought in significantly less ad revenue than required to support the operating costs each month. In order to keep the site going, we are trying to raise enough money to keep the site operational for one year. Our target for this fundraiser is £10,000 ($15,000). Upon raising funds, we will keep HPFF, Potters World, The Dark Arts, and Fictioncentral thriving for another year.


Benefits of donating:

·         Contribute to a site that has been a long-term fixture for the Harry Potter fan base.

·         Sustain a community of Harry Potter fans as they  continue to grow and learn as they to hone the craft of writing.

·         Actively promote reading and writing amongst younger people.

HPFF is a community based website and as such we have always believed in giving something back. Over the last 14 years, the site and its staff have raised thousands of dollars for various cancer and children’s charities as well as book charities. We will give 5% of our total funding for the month of March to RIF.


Benefits to donators: 

After placing your donation, you will receive an email from us asking for an address to send your gift to, as well as asking for your HPFF archive and/or forum username (if you have one). Please note that you do not have to pass this info on if you prefer not to get a thank you gift. If you do not reply to this email with your account username(s), we will not know who you are on our site and will therefore be unable to award you with any of the site-specific prizes, including (but not limited to) having your penname listed as a sponsor, having your story advertised, receiving a graphic for your About Me page, and having a one-shot written for you by a member of the staff.


Muggle Level

£5 donation (Will equate to approx $7.73)

Listed as a muggle sponsor on the site

Have a special marker on your account showing you're a donor

 

£10 minimum  (Will equate to approx $15.46)

Listed as a muggle sponsor on the site

Have a special marker on your account showing you're a donor

 

£25 minimum  (Will equate to approx $38.65)

Listed as a muggle sponsor on the site

Have a special marker on your account showing you're a donor

Story advert on site for 1 weeks (if story hosted on HPFF)

 

O.W.L. Level

£50 minimum (Will equate to approx $77.29)

Listed as a O.W.L. sponsor on the site

Special marker on account

Story advertising for 2 weeks

HPFF pen

 

£75 minimum (Will equate to approx $115.94)

Listed as a O.W.L. sponsor on the site

Special marker on account

Story advertising for 3 weeks

HPFF keyring or pen

Custom graphic

 

N.E.W.T. Level

£100 minimum (Will equate to approx $154.59)

Listed as a N.E.W.T. sponsor on the site

Special marker on account

Story advertising for 4 weeks

HPFF mug or keyring or pen

Custom graphic

 

£150 minimum (Will equate to approx $231.88)

Listed as a N.E.W.T. sponsor on the site

Special marker on account

Story advertising for 5 weeks

HPFF t-shirt or mug or keyring or pen 

One-shot written by member of staff for donator

 

Order of Merlin - First Class

£200 minimum (Will equate to approx $309.17)

Listed as an Order of Merlin - First Class sponsor on the site

Special marker on account

Story advertising for 6 weeks

HPFF T-shirt and mug or pen or keyring (2 items)

Custom graphic

One-shot written by member of staff for donator

 

Supreme Mugwump

£500 or more (Will equate to approx $772.93)

Listed as a Supreme Mugwump sponsor on the site

Special marker on account

Story advertising for 8 weeks

HPFF T-shirt, mug, pen, keyring (4 items)

Custom graphic

One-shot written by member of staff for donator