I would like to open discussions about using sponsors to fund the cost of The Grumble. Sponsorships would allow a lot of new things to be added. I would love to run a couple of ads in trade publications and let the rest of the framers know about this board. I would also like to hold framing contests online and offer prizes to the winners to help build The Design Forum. We could have a Grumbler party at a trade show with sponsors picking up the tab. All the above cost money. The basic cost to run just this board is about $300.00 per year. If we do birthday cards this year it might pay the basic costs. The real question is do the members want this board to grow or stay the way it is. The way I would sell sponsorships is to design a new graphic banner to replace the one currently at the top of each forum with one that shows the sponsor name with a link to their web sight and also the forum name. Each forum would have a different sponser and different pricing as to popularity. All money collected will be reported online and spent for the enhancement or promotion of The Picture Framers Grumble. OK! Now what do you all want to do? Your turn.