Charles Johnson can GOFUND himself.Posted: August 18, 2017
Charles Johnson started a GoFundMe account on 6 May 2015 with a goal of $20,000. Between 6 May 2015 and 1 August 2017 he’s collected $7,044.00, 35.2% percent of his goal.
Nobody’s donating much, so let’s break it down for fun.
That graph isn’t too bad, kinda jumpy and jivy in a Magical Jazzy kinda way, but then it looks entirely different when you include the initial spike.
Now let’s look at the money.
The Little Green Line is the cumulative amount in U.S. dollars. The Little Blue Line is the actual monetary contributions by month from the inception.
Regarding Anonymous Donors:
About $3K came from 72 donors who wished to remain anonymous and there’s no way to verify the actual number – only Charles Johnson can do that. If we delete the May 2015 spike, the number drops to 37, totaling $1,639, so approximately half of the anonymous donations were made in May of 2015. All anonymous donors from 01 June 2015 to the present average about $44 per donation.
That’s what it looks like without the initial donation spike.
So if we take the goal of $20K, subtract the initial spike of donations, we get an interesting projection.
01 June 2015 – 01 August 2017 = 793 days.
$7,440.00 (to date) – $2,573.00 (May 2015) = $4,867.00
$4,867.00 /793 days = $6.14/day average. Awesome.
How many days?
($20,000 – $4,867) / $6.14/day = 2,465 days left to to hit the LGF jackpot begging target.
At this rate, Charles Johnson should hit his goal of $20K on or about 1 August 2017 + 2,465 days = 01 May 2024.
Lettuce know if the maths are Rogered and we’ll correct it pronto.
From the What If Department:
Would Charles Johnson accept the donation and be labeled an attention whore for the rest of his life, be mocked for being a hypocrite, or cash out and run away wearing a Little Green Footballs knitted pussyhat with a donation from a group that he despises? This could be fun.
[BTW, the BRC2.0 has a months-long project completely unrelated to this post, and it might not happen at all. – Bunk X]