Running a project like Fosstodon can be expensive and take a lot of time. We have a fantastic team of volunteers to help moderate and manage Fosstodon, but if you want to help support the project financially you can do so in a number of ways:
We also have custom designed Fosstodon stickers. They're relatively cheap and are a great way to help support us. You can buy them on our stickers page.
We don't just need financial support. If you don't want to support us financially, that's absolutely fine - Fosstodon is a free service and always will be.
If you're a Fosstodon member and want to contribute to the project without your wallet, here are some ideas:
The last thing you want to see when you put your own money into a project is that money wasted or have that project disappear overnight without a trace. We understand that, and we want to be as transparent about this as possible. We keep 6 months of funding in our account to keep the lights on at Fosstodon. Any funds above and beyond that are collected and donated to a project chosen by our contributors. If for some reason we decide to shutdown Fosstodon, we will stop taking contributions immediately and use the funds already in our account to fund the service for the full 6 months remaining. That should give everybody an opportunity to find a new home in the Fediverse. We love our community here at Fosstodon, and we have no plans to hit the Off switch, but because we know nothing can last forever we want to assure you that we won't just disappear and leave you high and dry.
Finally, we wanted to end this page with a quick thank you. The support that the community gives us, both financially and otherwise, really helps Fosstodon to continue to go from strength to strength.