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OTW Finance: 2024 Budget

Through the last year, the OTW Finance team has continued to ensure that the organization’s bills are paid, tax returns filed, and standard accounting procedures met. Preparation for the 2023 audit of financial statements is currently ongoing! The team has also been diligently working to meet the OTW’s 2024 needs, and is proud to present to you this year’s budget (access the 2024 budget spreadsheet for more detailed information): 2024 Expenses Archive of Our Own (AO3) US$36,323.75 spent so far out of US$317,388.37 total this year, as of February 29, 2024. 47.2% of the OTW’s expenses go towards maintaining the AO3. This includes the bulk… Read more

OTW Finance: 2023 Budget Update

Throughout the year, the OTW Finance team has continued its work of ensuring that the organization’s bills are paid, tax returns filed, and standard accounting procedures met. The team also revamped the accounting structure to better reflect the OTW’s financial activity. Preparation for the audit of 2022 financial statements continues! The team has also been diligently working on the 2023 budget update and are happy to present it here: (access the 2023 budget spreadsheet for more detailed information): 2023 Expenses

OTW 16th Anniversary Survey Report

On September 5, 2023 the OTW launched a user survey to coincide with its 16th anniversary. The purpose of this survey was to identify locations used by fans for fandom activities in order to better understand where they might be encountering and sharing news. In compliance with our Strategic Plan’s Vision Statement, we also used this survey to establish a baseline of fans’ familiarity with the OTW and its projects. The survey asked between 16 and 35 ticky box and radio button questions (depending on what answers were given) and was open for 16 days, closing on September 21. During that time the survey was… Read more

The OTW’s 2022 Annual Report is Now Available

We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2022 Annual Report, available in PDF or HTML formats. The report provides a letter from our Board of Directors, a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, and our financial statements for 2022. Some highlights from 2022 include new protections for AO3 users in terms of gift works and comment blocking, and a significant upgrade to Fanlore’s MediaWiki software, including a new Visual Editor mode. You can also access reports from all earlier years at the Reports and Governing Documents page of the OTW website. Please feel free to contact us if you have… Read more

2023-2026 OTW Strategic Plan Approved

The Strategic Planning Committee and the Board of Directors would like to announce that revisions to the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan are complete. After the end of the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, we underwent a rigorous research and drafting process to determine the OTW’s priorities and goals, as well as the steps we would need to take to accomplish them over the next three years. The plan does not limit the organization to these goals or projects, but rather provides guidance and direction on a general path forward. The Strategic Plan is a document intended to guide the progress of the Organization’s work over the next several… Read more