The good news (great news!) is that there's currently $220 coming in automatically through the true fans system (i.e. the monthly PayPal subscription option). With $220 of the $1455 monthly budget (around 15%) now funded automatically, that leaves $1235 for May. If enough people subscribe for a modest monthly subscription (just a few dozen people choosing the $10 or $25 option would put us over the top), it's quite conceivable you'll never have to read any more of these blegs. Imagine if Jerry Lewis had a Chipin subscription option and promised he'd go away forever if enough people cooperated! The MDA would be funded through the year 3000.
In the meantime, though, we've got $1140 left to raise (I see we're up to $95 in contributions). So if you value the work we're doing at C4SS and have the means to do so, we'd certainly appreciate anything you can throw our way (just go here to contribute or do so with the Chipin widget to the left).
Or (again) you can just go here to select a subscription option for some amount you'll hardly even miss every month, and then just smugly sit back and ignore future begathons.