Posts in Development & Membership Committee

April 2023 Membership Drive: Thanks for your Support

The Organization for Transformative Works’s April membership drive is over and we are delighted to say that we are finishing with a total of US$252,343.98 raised, far exceeding our goal of US$50,000. These donations came from 7852 people in 71 countries: thank you to every single one of them, as well as to all of you who posted and shared the news about the drive! We are particularly pleased that 6450 of donors chose to take up or renew OTW membership with their donation. The OTW would not exist without its users all around the world, and your continued support for us is our absolute… Read more

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… Read more

October 2022 Membership Drive: Thanks for your Support

Our October Membership Drive has ended, and we could not be more grateful for your generosity. We are glad to announce that thanks to 7683 donors in 78 countries, we have raised a total of US$276,467.69! We’re particularly pleased that 6147 of you chose to begin or renew your OTW membership with your donation. Although the membership drive has ended for now, we do accept donations year-round. You can become a voting member at any time of the year—you just have to join by June 30 at 23:59 UTC to be eligible to vote in our annual OTW Board of Directors elections in August. While… Read more

October 2022 Membership Drive: Celebrating our Milestones

It’s that time of year again: the Organization for Transformative Works is holding our October Membership Drive, and we would appreciate your support! The OTW and all our projects are 100% volunteer-run and funded by your donations. Every dollar raised goes into maintaining our servers, supporting our work, and furthering our mission of protecting and advocating for fanworks and fan culture. Check out our most recent budget post for more information on how our funds are spent. In addition to supporting our work, donations above a certain amount are also eligible for some neat OTW thank-you gifts! You can find the full range of what’s… Read more

April 2022 Membership Drive: The Cards are in Your Hands

The Organization for Transformative Works was conceived, designed, and built by fans. We are supported by the volunteer labor of the fans who staff us and we are also supported by the financial generosity of our members. This April, as we launch our biannual membership drive, we want to explain some of the benefits of OTW membership, which is available to those making donations of US$10 or above; and also describe some of the other ways in which we share our appreciation with our donors. We understand that for many of our visitors, it won’t be possible to donate to the OTW during this drive;… Read more