“I don’t know how I can ever repay you!”
Hi, I’m Rick Green. Along with my wife Ava, I created ADD & Loving It?! and TotallyADD.com. Until it’s PBS airing almost 8 years ago, neither of us had ever produced a documentary or created a website. We had no idea what we were getting into or where it would lead.
Now, 7 years into this amazing ride, a one-off documentary has become a full-time career. One PBS documentary spawned a second, ADD & Mastering It! The website, created to support the broadcast of ADD & Loving It?! has scores of free videos featuring almost 70 experts, scores of free webinars, free tools, a public Forum with thousands of conversations, a hundred blogs, and a shop with amazing programs on everything from Sleep Issues and Holistic Solutions, to Careers and Medication.
Every day brings more messages of gratitude from people, explaining how TotallyADD inspired and empowered them to get a proper diagnosis and move forward, free from fear and stigma.
These are just a minuscule portion of the emails and comments we get from visitors…
“Thanks for saving my life and giving me a 2nd chance.”
“The impact it has had on my life is just plain indescribable. What a resource!”
“I’ve been misdiagnosed for over almost 30 years. This explains my life the way nothing else has. I feel like I have a whole new lease on life!”
So many of these messages sent to us end with…
“I wish there was some way I could repay you…”
“If only you knew how much this has meant to me…”
“I don’t know how to I can ever thank you…”
Did you know that TotallyADD is 100% funded by people like you?
We are not a registered charitable organization, nor are we government or corporate funded. In our quest to make access to our content as easy as possible we avoided both of those avenues and have stayed private so we can continue to provide a safe and friendly environment for people with ADHD the way that we want to. As you can guess, there are some challenges associated with that.
Many people have questioned why we charge for some of our instructional and informational videos, which is understandable. The short answer is, it costs money to produce the content we have.
It costs money to host the videos, to host the site, to pay for enough bandwidth to support 100,000 user visits per month. It costs money to have employees that can manage the emails and answer support questions, not to mention the cost to organize interviews with experts for our webinars and larger productions.
But you charge for your content? Why do you need donations?
It’s true, we charge for a very small portion of our content. The reason being we’d like to recoup some of the costs it takes to produce such large (& small) productions. ADD and Mastering It! Cost nearly $400, 000. But even so, it never quite covers the cost of production.
Okay, so why not raise the prices?
We keep the prices extremely low to make them as affordable as possible so that anyone with at least a $20 bill can have access to thousands of dollars’ worth of information so they don’t have to spend it with a doctor or psychiatrist who may not know how to deal with ADHD.
That’s great, but what do you do with my donation?
All donations go back to the cause.
- Production costs
- Website costs
- Digital expenditures
- Taxes (that’s right, we’re not tax exempt L)
We use the donations to keep the cause alive and well, so that we can continue to deliver high value content for people who may be struggling the ADHD. It’s not about paying us back for helping you, but it’s about paying it forward so we can continue to help others.
Your generous donation guarantees that we will be here for the millions of adults who still struggle through life, undiagnosed and unaware that there is hope.
So, to keep TotallyADD a friendly, welcoming community that is independently operated by people who genuinely care about the well being of every single person with ADHD, please make a small financial contribution, (Or buy something 🙂 ).
All the best,
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