We’ve decided to take a step back from HelpAttack! We are not taking the platform offline yet. Nonprofits and their wonderful supporters are welcome to continue using it.
Why this change? We haven’t been able to figure out how to sustainably support our business. It’s true that we earn some revenue from a percentage of the donations moving through our platform, and we have also experimented with paid webinars, consulting, custom donation app development, and other projects this year. We’ve done some amazing things with a very small pool of bootstrapped resources, but we can’t continue in this mode forever.
We are still, and always, listening. We are open to suggestions on where we should take HelpAttack!, as we welcome any proposals to work together, share wisdom, or build something new.
We will monitor the platform for bugs, and provide some email support to causes with questions. That said, HelpAttack! will no longer be our day to day focus. We will provide at least 30 days notice if the platform will be taken offline.
None of this would have been possible without the wisdom and hard work of the community. Most especially, we want to thank Jan Gunter, Narissa Johnson, Andrew Urban, Tyler Goodwin, Mariana Silak, Kaleen Reitcheck, Andrew Chou, Monica Williams, Kurt Bradley, Holly Ross, Amy Sample Ward, Zan Mcculloch-Lussier, Noland Hoshino, Filiberto Gonzalez, Debra Askanase, Barbara Talisman, Karsten Robbins, Dina Pradel, Chris Dumas, Jon Dunn, Wendy Harman, Victoria Taylor, John Haydon….There’s a much longer list – you know who you are, and we thank you.
Don’t be strangers
I’m sure we’ll cross paths with you again soon. In the meantime, hip hip hooray for Team HelpAttack!
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