Hi everyone. We rolled out our donation page a few days ago: you can now go and make a financial contribution to the project.
Donations are used to cover our costs (mainly servers and administrative/legal costs) and help us grow the platform. All money goes straight back to the project and is used for the community. This is a great way to contribute if you don’t have the time or ability right now to volunteer in other ways!
When you make a donation, the money goes to the Australian non-profit entity: the Couchers.org Foundation (more details are here). The donations are currently not tax-deductible, but we’re working on setting that up for those in the US tax system. Our expenses are openly available on the web, and we will be adding the donation amounts there each month. Additionally, we will be releasing annual financial reports with more detail information on where money comes from and how it’s used.
We’d be curious to hear people’s opinions about the page and what they want to see from us, as well as any other comments or concerns about the financial side.