Good news: The International Spaceflight Museum, which left SL due to unpaid tier and failure to get non-profit status from the IRS, will return to SL fairly soon. That thanks to a last-minute donor, ISM volunteer Katherine Prawl reports. "We have accepted a donation that should bring the sims back online for now," she wrote in NWN comments yesterday, "as soon as some payment issues are settled." However, she adds, "the question remains of funding for the future, but we have some good feelings about that, too, with offers of help from several quarters." I've been talking with ISM volunteers, and my strong advice to them is that they create a crowdfunder, similar to the kind Bryn Oh launched to fund her SL art sim.
"You'll almost certainly raise more money than just asking people to anonymously donate to a PayPal address," I told them, "because then the fundraiser becomes a community event with a game-like goal to reach." Stay tuned for that (hopefully). Until then, adds Katherine, you can donate via PayPal to email@example.com, or "leave L$ in the tipjar at Science School sim, or pay AyeEss Emms (the ISM's landowning alt account)."Tweet