When I opened our Patreon account almost a decade ago, I hoped that we’d gather about a half-dozen supporters who would help us defray the costs of having a website. What I didn’t expect was to see names of those who had already long supported what we did here on Beneath the Tangles come to our support, and well as, over the years, others whom we would get to know more intimately through their interactions with Beneath the Tangles on social media.
Patreon, a platform meant to help us raise funds, became a community all on its own.
As we start the second and final week of our fall campaign, I want to feature our Patreon and Instagram accounts, which feature this commonality—they provide ways of sustainable giving.
While Patreon offers a one-time donation option, it’s always primarily functioned as a recurring donation service. And by that function, it’s become a vital part of what we do on Beneath the Tangles. Because we can plan far out in advance how our finances should be used monthly, through the year, and even further out, I can decide how to disperse our funds in the most effective way. Priorities are made, plans are developed, and gifts are expended to maintain our site, develop content, and spread the word about our mission and platforms.
It’s no exaggeration to say that so much of our growth can be traced to the funding given to us by our patrons. I’m so thankful for their giving hearts as God has used their gifts to expand his kingdom through this ministry.
When I think about it, I’m overwhelmed and grateful for our patrons.
Would you consider donating to us monthly through Patreon? We do offer several tiers with small rewards, starting from as little as $1 a month. Our suggested giving level is that of the Jounin (our inner Naruto nerd is showing through!) at $10/month.
Or would you prefer to give through Instagram? We started a new Instagram subscription service last month. It’s also another avenue of sustainable giving and is set for all subscribers at $3.99/month. Subscribers receive access to goodies that will be developed over time, but which are primarily now a behind-the-scenes look at BtT through exclusive Instagram stories.
If one of your primary social media feeds is Instagram, you may want to take advantage. Just head over to our account and hit subscribe to get set up!
But whether it’s through Patreon or Instagram, we’re just thankful for your recurring gift. It means so much to us, and God multiplies it beyond what we could expect, beyond what our wisdom and planning can do. $10, just once, brings us dozens of new followers and many opportunities to share the gospel with them. Isn’t that amazing?
Thank you for being part of our community and for considering becoming a financial partner with us. May God bless you and keep you—and may we be a blessing to you as well!
We are 40% of the way to our one-time donation goal (you can continue to give to this through Ko-Fi), but still need to fill the entirety of our sustainable goal for an $51 pledged each month. Please give through Patreon or Instagram.