How does VGrafLive operate and support itself?
That's a very good question! We do have operational and personnel expenses.
The production facilities and much of the operation and creativity are provided with pro bono support from Videograf, LLC, by volunteers and with viewer donations. We initially avoided using conventional advertising but may change that approach. Note that many of our webcasts are totally free to view. However, some will require payment of a usually very nominal fee.
All viewers must register so we can see who is watching, develop a viewer-database, seek support from potential high-quality sponsors and granting organization.
Our organizational style is like that of a non-profit public media channel like PBS or NPR - even if we are not yet one formally. Until we are (our non-profit status application is in process), you can make fully tax-deductible donations via our co-production partner Mind the Gap Theatre. Direct non-deductible donations are welcome too as is sponsorship by larger organizations. But mainly we count of the support of Viewers like you.
Donations to organizations who perform here are always welcome.
To support VGrafLive's collaborations and upcoming productions, please use the button below to make your tax-deductible contributions at Mind The Gap !
VGrafLive supports the arts, artists and audiences like you. Please DONATE! ($10 minimum) to help support us.
Hint: As PayPal charges us a per-transaction fee, it is better to donate $10 each month than $2 per show.
You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card.
You may wonder how much should you donate for a VGrafLive performance?
Please donate whatever you can. $1, $5, $18 or $1,000,000 - all donations are welcome and thanks! for whatever you do! Note that PayPal and credit cards charge us fees of about 30 cents + up to 6% per payment. We will use a portion of revenues to provide "scholarship" viewing for those unable to pay.
And if you could just LIKE us on our FaceBook page, Follow us on Twitter, become a registered Webcast Viewer on VGrafLive and become a VGL Supporting Member in the future.