If you like what is on this site I would appreciate if you could financial contribute. Think of it like buying me a coffee, or a one-time Patreon. Rest assure that I will not tell anyone that you have supported me (other than the company which processes your contribution and for accounting purposes).
It costs about $120 CAD per year to run this website, and I would appreciate financial support to run this site. My time in running the site (writing posts, keeping the site updated etc..) isn’t included in the cost.
If you need help with your website, then please consider hiring my company (Gregory J Development), as it’s just me right now all profits go back to me / my company.
Paypal (no fees since the link is for “friends and family”): https://paypal.me/ghammondca
Buy Me A Coffee (allows you to pay using Stripe or Paypal): https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gregoryhca
E-Transfer (Canada only): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor me monthly on GitHub: https://github.com/sponsors/gregoryhammond
Think of it like buying me a book, or helping me buy a new computer. All e-gift cards are welcome (Canadian or US stores are better, but any are appreciated), email them to email@example.com
Some ideas: Indigo, Kobo, Best Buy, Walmart
Support me as a company?
If you are a company and want to support me but want to be able to justify the expense then email me so I can direct you how to support me, and I can setup a sponsors page that can include your company logo (no-follow).
sign up using any of these links and I get a percentage back
Cloudways (I receive $50 if you sign up and deposit some money)
Cloudinary (cdn for almost anything, just signup for free, get extra credit and I receive 1,000 MB of storage & 2,000 MB of bandwidth in my account to use)
Dropbox (We both get 500mb extra for free when you signup using my referral link)
Kobo (You get $5 off your first eBook, I get $10 in Kobo Credit)
Lyft (You get $20 in Lyft credit, I get $50 in Lyft credit)
Namesilo (I get 10% from your first purchase)
ShortPixel (You get to optimize 200 images for free, I get an additional 100 images to optimize)
Quickbooks Online (You get a 50% discount for the first 6 months, I get $150 visa prepaid gift card)
World Community Grid (uses your spare computing power to help develop new drugs to save lives, I get a warm fuzzy feeling if you sign up)
Donate directly to charity
You can also support a charity directly. Here are some of my favourite charities (or those that put their donations to good use). I would appreciate an email saying you made a charity donation, but you don’t have to.
Institute for Justice (US based) – “Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice (IJ) advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.” – 97.19 score (out of 100).
Second Harvest (Canada based) – “Founded in 1985, Second Harvest rescues fresh food and delivers it to hungry people in Toronto.” (88% of your donation goes directly to the cause).
EFF (US based) – “The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.”- 94.15 score (out of 100).
OpenMedia (Canada based) – “OpenMedia works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free.“
Hope Air (Canada based) – “Hope Air is the only Canadian charity that provides nationwide free flights and lodging for people who cannot afford travel costs to access specialized medical care unavailable in their area.” (76% of your donation goes directly to the cause)
ProPublica (US based) – “ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest” (83% of your donation goes directly to the cause).
Ronald McDonald House Charities (US based) – “creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.” (92% of your donation goes directly to the cause)
Charity: water (US based) – “bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries“. (anywhere from 78% to 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause).