Carl, thanks for the reminder that there are behind the scenes costs. And, thanks for providing another dimension to people's view of and knowledge about what is going on in chess through this forum.
I certainly would not be anywhere near as well informed or connected if not for this excellent medium of communication.
I don't know much about raising sponsorship but I would be willing to pay a subscription.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)