Hi guys, Public Design Forum is bootstrapped right now and it’s pretty pricey to run. As of now, it’s run on DiscourseHosting.com on a US$200 per year plan. My goal is to grow this community into a global one where anyone can ask questions and get advice about design for public good. I’m ready to commit up to 3 years to try to get this to work. I’m asking for:
This funding is just for the managed hosting fees. It doesn’t include the time and effort needed to grow the community. As soon as the community grows, I plan to upgrade the hosting to Professional plan in year 2 and 3, as I would need pay for extra plugins to monetize the site.
I’m already exploring ways to monetize this forum so that it will become self-sustaining in the long run, without the need for pledges.
If you like Public Design Forum and want to continue using it for years to come, please back this project to keep the lights on for Public Design Forum!
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