ECOA Patron Support Team

Over the years ECOA has used crowdfunding to help cover the expenses of fulfilling our mission to Educate, Encourage, and Inspire. While there are not many expenses to what we do, and most are trivial to be honest, the biggest expense has been — and always will be – fuel. Driving around the country to events equates to roughly 75% of our annual expenses. The second biggest expense for what we do are daily costs while traveling and while at events (mostly food to be honest).

Currently the Patron Support Team has been deactivated. Between the pandemic in 2020 & 2021, the death of my mother in 2022, and getting hit by a car in 2023 I felt like I was letting the support team down by not providing enough content (articles, books, videos, podcast episodes, etc) to justify their patronage.

To be honest, I’m not sure what the future holds for the Patron Support Team. I am grateful for all the people who have contributed over the years going all the way back to the very first 2015 No Highways Tour Book that was crowdfunded via GoFundMe. I think the next iteration of the Patron Support Team involve some sort of “Tip Jar” system with rewards going out to the top tippers at the end of the year.

Regardless of the structure, any and all funds collected by ECOA collected through merch sales or crowdfunding will continue to go to expenses incurred traveling to and from events that we teach at.

Last updated: 2024/02/14