Welcome to the OTW’s second annual membership drive, which begins today!
In March of 2008, we officially opened the doors for membership in the OTW. If you joined the organization last year, we hope you’ll renew your membership this week! And if you haven’t yet joined, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to do so, and/or to make a donation to help support the OTW.
We are committed to offering our many projects, including the Archive of Our Own (now in limited public beta!), Fanlore, Transformative Works and Cultures, and our new Vidding History project, for free. Contributions from the fan community help to support these projects without relying on advertising revenue. This year we hope to move the Archive of Our Own to colocated servers, which will raise our costs substantially. (If you’d like to know more about colocation, there’s a good explanation here.) Membership fees and donations will help support this and our other work in the coming year.
Members not only support the projects of the OTW, they also get one vote in the annual OTW board election, which helps shape the direction of the organization.
A year’s membership in the OTW costs only US $10. Of course, if you want to donate more than that, please do! Several options are available, including easy recurring monthly donations: learn more — and join! — at our new online form, which you can find linked from here.
We hope you’ll choose to make a contribution during this membership drive, which will last for one week. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the OTW–we will do our best to answer them all.
The Development/Membership Committee of the OTW: Carla, Elizabeth, Ignaz, Monica, Rachel, Shoshanna, and Vera
Organization for Transformative Works