Posts in Development & Membership Committee

October 2023 Membership Drive: Welcome, New Members!

Our October Membership Drive has ended, and we are glad to announce that we have added 6,113 members in the last few days! Contributions have been made from 74 countries for a total of US$192,743.11. Although the membership drive has ended for now, you can still become a member at any time of year. And by joining before June 30, 2024 at 23:59 UTC you will be eligible to vote in our annual OTW Board of Directors elections in August next year. As our Development & Membership team is already hard at work mailing out your thank-you gifts, we want to say how meaningful your… Read more

October 2023 Membership Drive: The Meaning of Membership

After the Archive of Our Own (AO3), Fanlore, and our donation form went down due to the DDoS attacks in July, many fans responded by donating in the following months. We greatly appreciate both your generosity and your desire to respond to the attacks with this show of support. We received a 35% bump in donations in July and August of 2023 compared to July and August in 2022. That’s why, during our usual October membership drive, we want to encourage you to become a member of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) — the nonprofit organization behind AO3 and Fanlore, among other projects —… Read more

Five Things Amy Lowell Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Amy Lowell, who volunteers as a co-chair and premiums specialist for our Development & Membership committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I am the co-chair of the Development and Membership committee as well as the Premiums Specialist. As a member of the Development and Membership committee, I help conduct… Read more

Become a Member of the OTW and Vote for the 2023 Elections!

It’s almost election time! Being a member of the Organisation for Transformative Works (OTW) means being able to vote for its Board of Directors. This helps affect how projects such as the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, and Transformative Works and Cultures are run now and going forward. This year, our election for the Board of Directors will be held from August 11 to August 14. (Access the full Elections Timeline for 2023).

The OTW is Recruiting for Development & Membership Volunteers & Graphic Designers, Support Volunteers (Regular & Spanish), News Translators, and TWC Assistant Editors

Do you have skills in fundraising, customer service or graphic design? Would you like to help your fellow fans use the AO3? Are you fluent in Spanish or another language? Are you a fan studies scholar (senior PhD student or early career post-PhD)? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Development & Membership Graphic Designer – closing 24 May 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications Development & Membership Volunteer- closing 24 May 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications Support Volunteer – closing 24 May 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications… Read more