>>>The financial side. We have yearly running costs which need to be met. Until now Peter has been covering these himself with assistance from donations. I am not in a position to take on these myself totally but I am happy to assist with this if another member can take on the responsibility for making these payments.
Please each consider what you can do to help with either of the above needs. Any questions, comments or concerns, please post them.
This suggestion may seem to way out or too difficult to implement but you did say to post any ideas.
I wondered if initiating an Australian Writers Forum Awards may help.
I'm thinking purely of an online award, for whatever strand the members are involved with, or the board decides upon to award.
A nominal fee for members to put submit a piece of their work for consideration in whatever categories are considered valid, and a higher fee for non-members to do the same.
I can imagine that among the membership there should be at least a few members who would consider nominating as judges for the various categories.
Perhaps the awards could also feature an on-line image of the '2016-17 AWF Award for ----' that if writers felt that it could help, then they could download the image and attach it to their work in the event that they seek publication as another method of attracting attention in the morass of the publishing world.