October donations drive!

Call for funds

Last month the OTW launched Fanlore, our wiki, which is being populated with new articles as we speak. The first issue of our journal, Transformative Works and Cultures, launched in mid-September. We have recently launched our new website, which means all OTW members can now access our news service via an RSS feed from our own blog. And the Archive of Our Own has entered limited public beta, and is filling up with stories even now! Four of our big projects have gone from dream to reality. We are so psyched about all of this, we hardly have words to express our squee!

So welcome to our October donations drive! From October 13 to October 20, we invite you to make a donation to the Organization for Transformative Works. Every little bit counts, and whether you’re able to donate $10 or $500, your support means the world to us…and enables us to do the things we do.

We accept donations all the time, but we especially hope you’ll donate this week during our October drive. Donate now to help support the work we’re already doing—and the work we’re going to do in the months to come!

One of the new features on our spiffy new website is the ability to sign up for recurring monthly giving. So you can make a onetime donation now, and/or sign up to make a sustaining donation each month automatically! These recurring donations are tax-deductible, and will automatically be charged to you via our payment processor without you having to remember to do a thing. The choice is yours.

And as an added bonus, since the OTW just received 501(c)3 (federally-recognized nonprofit) status in the United States, donations to the OTW made by US fans are now tax-deductible! (Fans in other parts of the world will need to consult a local expert to find out how to deduct international donations.)

Please note: if you donate online, you’ll receive a receipt from our payment processor immediately; but you won’t hear from us directly until the donation has actually appeared in our coffers. Thanks for your patience!

Call for talent

The coming OTW elections will mark our transition into Year 2. In our first year, the org has grown by leaps and bounds; more than one hundred fans now work together to make our dreams a reality. And we’d love to have you on board!

Do you have skills in coding, website design, nonprofit management, public relations, building membership, financial accounting, law, copyediting, managing volunteers, and/or speaking languages other than English? Do you want to be an OTW staffer for Year 2? We’re always looking for a few good fans, and we’d love to have you on board as we enter our second year of operation. If you’re interested in being a part of the OTW in this way, click on over to the Willing to Serve post that our Volunteers committee just posted, and let us know who you are and how to find you!

You’re the reason we’re here, doing the work that we do. Thank you for being a part of the OTW!

10/13/2008, 22:55 EST: edited to delete references to annual donations, which we don’t currently have the capacity for; Development & Membership apologizes for the error. — EY