Fandom is Love: OTW April Membership Drive

Why do you participate in fandom?

For many of us, the answer to that question is love — love of a favorite TV show, video game, or band; love of fannish communities and the friends we make there; or love of the creative process involved in transforming canon to create something new. Fans put in long hours making and consuming fanworks, traveling to conventions, moderating communities, and chatting about their latest fannish passions — not out of obligation, not for pay, but because it brings us joy.

Like so many other fannish endeavors, the Organization for Transformative Works is a labor of love. We’re a nonprofit organization run entirely by fans, for fans, which relies on the generous support of donors and volunteers. During our membership drive from now through April 9, we invite you to become an OTW member by making a donation of US$10 or more. Your donation will help to sustain Fanlore, the Archive of Our Own, Transformative Works and Cultures, Open Doors, and our legal advocacy work. If you donate US$50 or more, you can opt to receive a thank-you gift to proudly show off your support.

Donations to OTW are tax deductible in the United States. If you have questions about donating, please visit our membership FAQ (located at the bottom of the donation page) or contact the Development & Membership committee.

The OTW and its projects depend on the support of fans like you. Be a part of this ongoing labor of love — please donate today.

Fandom Is Love: Organization for Transformative Works Membership Drive, April 3-9

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  1. Llwyden commented:

    Are there any other online ways of payment, aside from PayPal? (Google Wallet, or just a service to pay with a credit card, maybe?) PayPal is being stupidly evil at me (and knowing them, I’m probably not the only one).

    • Kristen Murphy commented:

      I’m sorry for the difficulties you experienced. Currently PayPal (or a credit card donation processed through PayPal) is the only option for online donations. We are exploring the possibility of adding other options in the future.

      If you’d prefer to donate via check, you can do so by filling out the PDF Donation Form and mailing it with your check to the following address:

      Organization for Transformative Works, Inc.
      2576 Broadway #119
      New York, NY 10025

      Thanks for your support!

      OTW Development & Membership

  2. Ryno van der Merwe commented:

    I reside outside of the US. If I wanted to make a donation, how would I go about doing so?

    • Kristen Murphy commented:

      Thanks for your interest in donating! We are happy to accept donations from outside the US, and we ship thank-you gifts internationally. The donation process is the same as for US donors. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact the Development & Membership committee and we’ll be happy to help.

      OTW Development & Membership

  3. Original_cypher commented:

    I was just thinking. I live outside the US, and I will gladly donate, but I would have loved having the opportunity to buy a tee with the logo and text “Fandom Is Love: Organization for Transformative Works Membership Drive, April 3-9”. It looks awesome and it’s something that could easily be boasted on a tee, right?
    Anyway, food for thought. πŸ™‚

    • Kristen Murphy commented:

      Thanks for the suggestion! We don’t currently offer OTW merchandise for sale, but there seems to be a lot of interest and it’s something we will consider for the future. πŸ™‚

      OTW Development & Membership

  4. Alassenya commented:

    I’d like to donate but I’m not happy about supplying my street address – I live outside the US so a) I can’t pay by cheque, and B) I can’t claim any tax benefit. I don’t particularly want any of the reward items either. I have donated to other US non-profits without supplying so many personal details so why does OTW need them?

    • Kristen Murphy commented:

      Thanks for your interest in donating! We appreciate your privacy concerns. Our Privacy Policy can be found here. The main reason we collect street addresses is to prevent people from establishing multiple memberships (and thus getting multiple votes in elections). Your address will be kept confidential per the Privacy Policy. If you'd prefer to donate without supplying an address, please use the Corporate Support and Non-Membership Donations form.

      Kristen, OTW Development & Membership

  5. Pandora_sama commented:

    I am on a disability pension in Canada so can’t donate myself, but I have Friends & Followers who might donate. Why don’t you have Facebook & Twitter links on this donation page for OTW?

    • Kristen Murphy commented:

      We'd love it if you'd help spread the word to your friends and followers! Please feel free to retweet messages from otw_news or to like or share posts from our Facebook page. Thank you for your support!


      OTW Development & Membership

  6. Darby Tyler commented:

    I don’t have any available money to donate at the time – is there any way to donate afterwards?

    • Kristen Murphy commented:

      Yes, we accept donations year-round.

      Kristen, Development & Membership