What is a ZSustainer?
A Z Sustainer is a user of the site who decides to support Z operations with a periodic donation. This donation could be monthly, quarterly, or yearly, and it can be an amount of your choosing.
To become a Sustainer helps us and also gives you diverse additional options such as receiving nightly email commentaries, commenting thorughout the site, blogging, etc., depending on your level of support, as explained below.
More specifically, Sustainer donations help finance all ZCom operations, including the sites, the print magazine, the videos, the Z Media Institute, and various projects we undertake and support over the months and years. Additionally, by becoming a Sustainer, and using the facilities, you enrich the community experience that ZCom offers by adding yourself as a participant and thereby enlarging the impact ZCom can have and the worth to people, and thus likelihood of more people participating.
All Sustainers – including at the lowest donation level of $1 a month (or $12 a year), get all the Free Member benefits plus all the Basic Sustainer Benefits… which is to say, You…
- Receive a Sustainer Commentary by email every night
- Can have Z Friends and Add their content to your ZSpace Page
- Can Chat
- Can Access the Commentary Zine
- Can Comment on all content and enjoy Full Forum Access
- Can vote on book of the month and action of the week entries
- Have your Own Personal Blog
- Can add Articles, Audio/Video to the Site and your ZSpace
- Can add Books and Films and Reviews to the site and your ZSpace
What Other options do you have? This depends on the size of your monthly donation – and also changes over time, as we add new options and sometimes reduce the donation level needed for a particular option.
- $3 Monthly Sustainers ($36 annually) get all the Basic Benefits above plus you can add Photo Albums, Poems, Song Lyrics, and Quotes to the Site and access Z Magazine online.
- $5 Monthly Sustainers ($60 annually) get all the $1 and $3 beneifts plus you can receive RSS Feeds (necessary for upcoming mobile apps), and enjoy your own Customized ZNet and ZSpace Top Pages so you have your own version of the ZNet or ZSpace top pages, with menu entries that you pick (or delete), links you want to see, content boxes you define, graphics you prefer, and so on. Literally, you control the look, navigation, and the content of your version of the site
- $10 Monthly Sustainers ($120 annually) get all the above plus a 20% ZStore Discount on Subs, Videos, etc.
- $20 Monthly Sustainers ($240 annually) get all the above, plus a 30% ZStore Discount on Subs, Videos, etc. and a Free Print Subscription
- $50 Monthly Sustainers ($600 annually) get all the above, plus a 50% ZStore Discount on Subs, Videos, etc.
- $100 Monthly Sustainers ($1200 annually) get all the above, plus all ZStore Items Free up to $400 A Year, then half price