Afternoon, all! Although I am also on
the Dev team, my day to day role is actually much more heavily weighted
towards our Admin team because I serve as the President of Grafeas
Group, the nonprofit organization that we formed to be the financial
sponsor of TranscribersOfReddit. Today's meta is all about fundraising
and other stuff that you don't normally get to see!
is the largest part of my job, because all of the money that we get
through donations and merchandise is put back into the subreddit and
equipment needed to make all this work. We currently take in money from
Speaking of Etsy, we recently launched our merch store
after over a year of planning and it went tremendously well! We don't
make very much on each sale, but it's a great opportunity for you to rep
your favorite org if you want to :) Since launching, we've had a little
over $1200 in sales which translates to $167.47 in fundraising with the
rest going towards fulfilling orders.
So where does this funding go?
Server costs -- $30/month
OCR (u/transcribot) -- $25/month
Dev subscriptions -- ~5/month
Software subscriptions related to the org -- ~$17/month
Alongside the monthly expenses, we have larger expenses that are infrequent, but still do happen:
...and really whatever else comes up that's relevant to the org that we agree is a good use of resources.
Also worth noting is how much we receive in services from our sponsors -- across everything, it comes to ~$450/month worth of donated services across GitHub, Slack, Bugsnag, Linode, Coveralls, Cloudflare, Stripe, Patreon, and more!
now our costs are covered, but every little bit helps. If you're
interested, please take a look at the donation links above (and you can
find them all here as well: Donations / Tip Jar).
I thought it might be fun to give a quick little peek at what's coming down the pipe at Grafeas!
That's it for this month's update -- thanks for reading, thanks for volunteering, and thanks for being a great person!
Wanna see how much we've grown?
Number of registered volunteers: 4723
Number of completed transcriptions: 167,189
[Note: there was an error in last month's transcription count and it was too high. Issue has been resolved.]