Running SNJ takes time and money. As volunteers, we don't mind spending time making the site as useful as possible, but we need your help to keep it online. We have a brilliant new offering that means if you become a regular donor to the site, you will get some exclusive content as a thank you
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We’ll never charge for our articles that we put out every week, because we want everyone to be able to access information whatever their situation. However, there is a cost to running SNJ and the reality is, we are just not going to be able to keep doing it without help, including providing printed leaflets and funding travel to events to give them out. That’s just life, unfortunately. While we are registered as a non-profit, we're not a charity (and we do not want to be one, or a CIC. We need to be free to say what needs to be said). This means, however, that grants are often limited, so we need to find a model that works for us - and for you.
How you can help
While lots of organisations have celebrity ‘patrons’ we’re using it in the traditional sense (see image)
There are two ways you can be regular donators: via PayPal Donate or via Patreon, a platform that enables creators like us at SNJ to offer additional content exclusively for members who pay a small monthly subscription. We’ve set this at a minimum of £5.
There are processing fees from PayPal/Patreon, and you can choose to pay these for us, or you can pass them on to us, which means we will receive less than your intended donation, so please do consider this when making your choice. (Note: if you want to pass the fees to us, we'd prefer you to choose the PayPal Donate option as we then pay just one set of fees. Otherwise, we've belatedly discovered, we pay both Patreon to use their platform and then Paypal to get the money transferred from Patreon!) Either way, you get the same donator benefits from us and we are very grateful for your donation.
What will I get for my donation?
A donation is usually given freely, but to say thank you, patrons will receive an exclusive monthly newsletter will include a round-up of our posts, and the best of the month’s SEND news that you may have missed. There’ll also hopefully be special offers/discounts too. Here is December 2019's newsletter for an example - it's pretty comprehensive
We’ll be offering webinars soon and patrons will get free access, whereas non-patrons will have to pay a fee. Again, members can send in suggested topics and we will source people to give them from our extensive network of contacts.
We think this is a positive way to enable us to grow - and to continue - and for members to get something extra too. We hope you agree. We don’t think £5 a month is too much to set the membership at, but if you can’t afford that, we can send you some ways that may help, such as pledging to help us promote our posts
If you don’t want to join and don’t want extra stuff, but you’d still like to show your appreciation for the 12 years of work we’ve put
Where do I sign up?
Why thank you! It’s simple. Just click the button below and follow the prompts. Patreon on the left, PayPal on the right. Please note, there is space to make a donation of more than £5 (😉, but should you enter an amount on PayPal that is less than the £5 minimum, you won't be added as a Patron for the exclusive content.
You'll be taken to the Patreon site to complete your subscription. Thanks!
PayPal: please pay the processing fee of a few pence, otherwise the donation we receive is less than £5, which is less than the minimum donation for the Squad Patrons. 🙂
Don’t miss a thing!
- Ofsted: Two-thirds of disabled children “disengaged” from remote learning, while less than half of schools offer extra help - January 25, 2021
- Neurodevelopmental Neurodiversity Network: A collaboration to advance understanding of neurodevelopment and neurodiversity - January 22, 2021
- How the National Tutoring Programme can be a powerful tool to help SEND pupils during lockdown - January 15, 2021