Crowdfunding: some thoughts from JTH

As we enter the last half hour of our crowdfunding campaign I wanted to convey to all who have been  involved an enormous thank you.

I hope to write a little more about the community that is The Almanac, whatever we are, next week.

But, in the meantime, I wanted to let you know how heartening this process has been. And to see how willing people have been to contribute to the cause (directly and by spreading the word)  – over 200 of you.

The Pozible rewards are tangible – and I look forward to getting your Long Bombs to Snake, Play Ons, and art work, and Almanacs, and Almanac memberships, and stubby holders and so on to you.

But the other rewards are even greater. The intangible rewards of art for art’s sake, and of friendship, are good for the soul. Mine anyway!

The challenge for the Almanac, as it has always been for maverick collectives, is how to find a way of sustaining ourselves.

Many of you no doubt have made a contribution because you understand that very notion. The intellectual rigour of your conversation leaves me in no doubt about that.

This campaign is one of the ways.

While the Pozible element of this campaign finishes at 12.30, you can continue to make donations, pledge for rewards, and buy books and memberships directly from our site. Just send me an email. [email protected]

Now, go Cats!


Click here for the Pozible campaign

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Emma Westwood says

    Hear, hear!

  2. Good on ya John. You run a helluva website.

  3. Cat from the Country says

    I love The Footy Almanac. Without it I would not get good reads about footy in general and my beloved Cats in particular or meet Sue Currie and I have read her book. Thanks everyone. I am pleased to add my mite????

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