I am curious to know just how much money the average Canadian donates to political parties. When Frank Graves donates $11,000, where does that rank him relative to the rest of the population? I would also be curious to know how the Liberals have been doing for fundraising in the last few months. They purchased the fundraising software used by Obama to amass incredible wealth and buy the Presidency. How is that working out for Iggy? Were they able to raise money from Thinkapalooza?
On a personal note, this week I was very excited to receive my first monetary donation. Sure it took 5 months and 165,883 page views, but nonetheless it feels very satisfying to know that someone was willing to share their hard earned money because they enjoy what I do. My goal is to raise enough money to purchase a blackberry so that I can blog from anywhere. My car lease expires shortly and I can't afford a new vehicle until I finally pay off my student loans, so soon it will be a public transit life for me.
To those of you who would like to make a donation, it is all done through PayPal. They keep all your financial information confidential, but be sure to leave your address so that I can send you an autographed thank you card! Are donations to political bloggers tax deductible?