Posts in Financial Support

April 2024 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 $207,088.91 raised, far exceeding our goal of $50,000. These donations came from 6073 people in 70 countries: thank you to every single one of you, as well as to all of you who posted and shared the news about the drive! We are particularly pleased that 5206 donors chose to either 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 2024 Membership Drive: Keeping Fanworks Safe

The OTW has recently completed two surveys with our project users to find out more about what they know about our work. In our 16th Anniversary Survey, 87% of the 67,474 fans who responded said that they had never heard of OTW’s Open Doors. However, in our International Fanworks Day (IFD) 10th Anniversary Survey, over 60% of survey takers said they did know that the OTW preserves fandom archives, although only 28% knew that we help preserve physical fanworks as well. So we’d like to put a spotlight on the important work that this OTW project does. Open Doors began in 2009 by facilitating donations… Read more

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

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).