" JWZ, is now accepting support and sponsorship through Patreon." How gracious of him/her/it/them to "accept" handouts.
I love the wording, makes it a much more elegant form of panhandling, as though you are being given the privilege of being allowed to give someone money.
A question I do not see: Is this place a genuine not-for-profit? Or is it a business that just isn't making money and has found a novel way to boost the income stream?
Have the owner's books been audited by anyone independent to make sure the place is genuinely losing money and this just isn't another scam aimed at a specific demographic?
Yes, I am cynical, thanks for asking. People believing everything they read is one reason we have an upcoming President who would be better off as a replacement for the 3 Stooges.
But being gullible isn't exclusive to the right wing nuts these days.