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Thursday, May 31, 2012


First major donation for New Think Tank came in today:

It's sort of exciting. We've all been sitting on pins and needles because it was promised several weeks ago, right when all the shit hit and the core of us that have formed New Think Tank decided to break up with what I used to simply call Think Tank. We've been sitting on pins and needles because it's our cushion until we can rebuild our old donor base -- in essence, it's enough to cover salaries and all operating expenses for the next two months. That's a lotta dough, at least from my perspective, and it's reassuring to know it's there because we've already been racking up expenses. What happens beyond that, we can only hope for the best. So far, fundraising seems to be going reasonably well, but you're never really sure until there's money in the bank, and that sometimes takes some coaxing, even after it's been promised.

But ... we're set. No one will miss a paycheck between the last one from Think Tank and the first from New Think Tank.


  1. YAY! So glad this whole shitstorm is winding down and seems to be working out.

  2. Hellz to the motherufcken YEAH!