chaos.social runs entirely on donations to chaos.social e.V.. We are currently financed for roughly two years in advance – scroll down for detailled reporting. Thank you, everybody, for making chaos.social possible.
How to donate
There are three ways of sending us money. In order of preference:
- Bank transfers are hands-down the best way to send us money. Even better: do it as a standing order – having a
somewhat regular income is what lets us sleep at night.
Account holder: chaos.social e.V.
In a perfect world, we’d ask for standing orders with quarterly or lower frequencies, since anything past the 50th transaction every month starts costing us money.
- PayPal also works. PayPal does take a cut, but that’s fine, and it’s more accessible from outside the EU.
- If you absolutely have to, you can also use liberapay – but we’d prefer the other
It’s very hard for us to budget in any meaningful way with the way Liberapay handles donations, plus they are then sent via Stripe, which also takes a generous cut. Still better than nothing, but … not great.
The important bit first: We’re good. We’re stable. We’re currently financed for roughly two years in advance. Our monthly server costs are currently € 394.26, and we have € 10,244.56 in our bank account.
What happened before December 2022? – We accepted donations in private before switching to a better fitting governance model. Hence also the big income bump in January 2023: we transferred the balance of all the donations before 2023 to our official account. (Whereas the big income bump in December 2022 is purely from us announcing our new governance model and bank account.)