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Date Set For Global Employer Index
Crowdfunding Campaign Launch

Commencing Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, Portland Custom Software Development
will raise $550,000 for Web Engineering positions to start work Monday, April 8th, 2019.

Mike Crawford,
Consulting Software Engineer
Portland Custom Software Development

Tuesday, August 21, 2018,
Portland, Oregon

Our campaign will take place on either IndieGoGo or KickStarter but we haven't yet decided which one. There are strengths and weaknesses to each that we need to study a bit more.

Update: We're going with Indiegogo.

We're aiming to raise enough funds to cover competitive Portland, Oregon market-rate salaries for three Engineers, their equipment and office expenses as well as a modest salary for me, for one year. By the end of the year our IRS 501(c)(3) Tax-Deductible Non-Profit Organization application should be approved, at which point we can apply for charitable grants.

At the time of this writing we expect our funding goal to be $550,000.00.

Since June, Portland Custom Software Development has been leasing a desk for me at downtown Portland's NedSpace co-working facility. This has been working out really well.

Quite likely we'll lease an office for our new staff; I will continue to use the desk I've got now as I know very well that no one can type correctly when The Boss is around.

One Must Not Trifle With Wizards For It Makes Us Soggy And Hard To Light.