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AO3 Celebrates 30,000 Fandoms!

Tag Wranglers are pleased to announce that we have reached the milestone of 30,000 fandoms on Archive of Our Own – AO3 ! This comes shortly after we celebrated reaching 4 million fanworks in July.

AO3 users have always been incredibly creative. Over the years, we’ve reached several fandom milestones:

  • 5,000 fandoms around New Year’s Day, 2010
  • 10,000 fandoms in September, 2012
  • 15,000 fandoms in April, 2014
  • 20,000 fandoms in December, 2015
  • 25,000 fandoms in June, 2017

Are there any rare fandoms you love that you discovered on AO3? (more…)

Organization for Transformative Works: 2018 budget

OTW Finance: 2018 Budget Update

Earlier in the year, the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) published its 2018 budget. With the end of the year drawing closer, we’d like to release an update on our financial activity for the remainder of the year, and how our plans have altered or progressed.

Our Finance team continues to track the OTW’s financial activity, prepare financial statements and reports, and ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations. We’ve worked to improve and document our processes, help the OTW plan its financial future, and are close to concluding the annual audit of our 2017 financial statements.

Without further ado, here’s our updated budget for 2018 (download the budget spreadsheet for more information): (more…)

OTW election news: make your voice heard

Election Statistics for 2018

Now that the 2018 election is over, we’re happy to share with you our voter turnout statistics!

For the 2018 Election, we had 5649 total eligible voters. Of those, 827 voters cast a ballot, which represents 14.6% of the potential voters. This is an increase from 12.7% of voters in 2017.

For those who might be interested in the number of votes each candidate received, please note that our election process is designed to elect an equal cohort of Board members in order to allow them to work well together, so we do not release that information. As a general rule, we also won’t disclose which of our unsuccessful candidates received the fewest votes, since we don’t want to discourage them from running again in the future when circumstances and member interest might be different.

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who participated at every stage of the election! We hope to see you at the virtual polls again next year.