If you’ve noticed and clicked the new button at the bottom of the site, then you’ll see I’ve gotten a Patreon account!
This is my first time trying out any kind of crowd funding or donation model and I’m a bit self-conscious about it. While Donnie Welch Poetry is a consulting and programming service and therefore a business, there’s a lot of content I’d like to keep free.
For example, this blog!
I want this blog to be a resource for both entrepreneurs and educators to find tips and learn from my experiences. I’m also working on video content on YouTube, these short readings and conference clips will be free for people to enjoy and learn from as well.
Another goal is to keep my curriculum affordable. The market for classroom texts is wild, but both of the texts I have available are purposefully under $20 and I intend on keeping them that way!
Beyond my online content, I run some after school and community workshops free of charge for both the organizations and participants who can’t meet my rates because a part of my mission in starting Donnie Welch Poetry is to make poetry more inclusive and equitable.
However, all of these things come with a big time commitment. And who ever came up with the saying “Time is money,” wasn’t wrong.
I’m hoping Patreon can be a resource that helps me keep this digital content free, my products affordable for parents and educators, and my workshops available to anyone who needs some poetry in their life!
Give the page a look and see if you can help, I’ve purposefully kept my donation tiers pretty low and even the $1/MONTH “Haiku Hero” offering goes a long way!