Weʼve raised £855 to help fund the running costs of Playtest UK and improve the group's website and logo.
- United Kingdom
- Creative arts and culture
- Time left
- Funded on Monday, 24th October 2016
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**Why is Playtest UK asking its members for donations at this time?**
While Playtest UK is free to join, there are costs involved in running the group from Meetup.com fees to website hosting and stationery. We are looking for donations from our members and friends to help offset these costs for the next six months. Subsequently, our plan is to run a public Kickstarter campaign next year (and in subsequent years) to cover the annual running costs.
In order to get in good shape for the Kickstarter, we are asking our members to support this JustGiving campaign for the next 30 days to raise enough funds to cover a new website, a new logo and the group’s costs during the next six months.
Playtest UK has grown exponentially from one group with around 12 members to 16 groups nationwide (with more to come) and 1,700 members on Meetup.com. To manage this growth, we have recently created a management committee of volunteer members to oversee the operations and expansion of the organisation. We have also opened a Playtest UK bank account to ensure that we can put aside funds to support the public events we run around the country, and to enable new ventures as a community.
We have never previously asked our members for money and there is no obligation to give this time either, but any money that you can spare will be gratefully received.
(The minimum donation allowed by JustGiving is £2. You can choose to keep the amount and your name anonymous if you prefer.)
**What are we fundraising for?**
We are seeking to raise £600 to cover costs for the next 6 months and to improve various aspects of Playtest UK in preparation for an annual Kickstarter campaign in 2017.
Website + hosting
Improving Playtest UK
Support regional groups
Thank you for your support
Playtest UK7 months ago
Thank you to everyone who has supported us now and over the years. It's great to have a fund now to cover our costs and improve our website and logo. It is going to make such a difference to the organisation going forward. Cheers, Rob
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Oct 22, 2016
A fantastic group run by fantastic people
Oct 21, 2016
Playtest UK is providing excellent help encouragement and advice for all those game designers out there.
Oct 12, 2016
Really pleased to support the great work of PlaytestUK
Oct 6, 2016
Oct 6, 2016
Oct 6, 2016
My invaluable experience at UKGE 2016 would've been impossible without Playtest UK. The efforts of Rob and co have been vital to the development of my game. Thank you and keep up the good work.
Oct 5, 2016
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Playtest UK is a friendly community non-profit organisation for board/card game designers and playtesters that meet regularly in London, Cambridge, Newcastle, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, Enfield, Bath, Norwich, Edinburgh, Reading, Sheffield, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol and Dundee.
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