April 2023 Membership Drive: Fans Sticking Together!

It’s that time of year again – time for the biannual OTW membership drive! Ever since it was founded in 2007, the Organization for Transformative Works has relied on the support of fans like you. This support comes in the form of volunteer hours as well as the incredible generosity of our donors and our members. Find out more about how your donations have contributed to our work this year by checking out our budget post and, if you’re able to, click through to donate today.

We’re excited to have a great new slate of donor thank-you gifts this year including a travel tumbler showcasing the OTW project logos and a sticker set featuring the AO3 work symbols so that you can properly label your friends, pets, and household items. Of course, our wildly popular trope cards are still available, as are a number of other exciting gifts.

A clear plastic tumbler with a red plastic lid, red insulating strip around the top, and a red plastic straw. The logos for AO3, OTW Legal, Fanlore, and Transformative Works and Cultures are printed in red around the body of the tumbler.
A sheet of small square stickers showing the icons used on AO3 to indicate a work's rating, relationship category, content warnings status, and completion status.

These thank-you gifts start at US$40; you can also set up a recurring donation and save towards the gift of your choice. Instructions on how to set this up will be included in your donation receipt. Those of you in the U.S. might also be able to double your contribution via employer matching: contact your HR department to find out if this is an option for you.

It’s also worth remembering that a donation of US$10 or more will allow you to become a member of the OTW. OTW members receive a special social media icon and, more importantly, the right to vote for the Board of Directors — the OTW’s governing board. You have until June 30, 2023 to become a member if you would like to vote in this year’s election, which will be held in August.

While we hope that many of you will take this opportunity to donate and join the OTW, we’re grateful for the support of all members of this community, in all its many forms! Whether you create, share, comment on or kudos fanworks on AO3; edit Fanlore; read Transformative Works and Cultures; or spread information from OTW Legal, you all help shape the OTW and its projects every day. We are grateful for your time, energy, and engagement!

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  1. Ty commented:

    Just donated and today is my birthday 🎉

    • Claudia Rebaza commented:

      Hi Ty

      Thanks very much, and happy birthday!

      Claudia Rebaza
      Staff, OTW Communications