The Wiki Spot project is a multicommunity, non-profit effort to build communities and provide free information to all. Everyone can contribute and edit content — it is no one person or group's site. With this in mind, we intend to keep Wiki Spot completely free and, equally importantly, free from banner ads and other advertising. Forever.
Regardless of intentions, running a web site is not a free enterprise. Aside from the time spent coding features and regular site maintenance, which we gladly donate for free, we do need to pay for hosting and hardware costs. These costs are not tremendous but they are existent. Currently, it costs us $50/month for our hosting. So we ask — if you enjoy the site and want to help keep it running for as long as possible — that you make a contribution.
Please donate only if it is convenient for you. Many of us are students or have families to support, and we have all experienced being completely broke. Wiki Spod doesn't need a lot, but every little bit counts. The money is used exclusively for site matters, as we are a non-profit organization.
Donate online with PayPal using your Credit/Debit card or your PayPal account:
To donate via check: Make your check payable to "Davis Wiki" (the current name of the bank account) and mail to this address:
P.O. Box 873
Davis, CA 95617-0873
If you donate via check, please send an email to <daviswiki AT gmail DOT com> to let us know so we can keep track of donations as they come in. If you don't want to be thanked publicly or have any other special instructions, please say so in your email.
We currently have no plans for a fundraiser, but we should probably have one soon.
Our current goal is to raise (amount not yet decided upon, probably around $1000) for the 2006-2007 period.
Our current total for the 2006/2007 period is $110.
Special thanks to everyone who has donated:
2006-01: Hosting (dedicated server) via 1and1: $100
2006-02: Hosting (dedicated server) via 1and1: $100
2006-03: Hosting (dedicated server) via 1and1: $100
2006-04: Hosting (dedicated server) via 1and1: $100
2006-05: Hosting (dedicated server) via 1and1: $100
2006-05: Hosting (bandwidth & space) via Cernio: $50
2006-06: Hosting (bandwidth & space) via Cernio: $50
2006-06-26: Renewed projectsycamore.org domain via Godaddy. Cost: $9.24
2006-07: Hosting (bandwidth & space) via Cernio: $50 (pre-paid)
2006-08: Hosting (bandwidth & space) via Cernio: $50 (pre-paid)
2005-2006 Totals (Davis Wiki)
Total donations (after paypal charges): $2,966.12
The following people got a wiki shirt (will factor into donation section after bottom line is caculated): PatrickProctor, LuisdelaTorre, AndrewChen, ChristyMarsden, TomAbeles, JillWeinstein, KarlMogel, SimonFung, MichelleAccurso, AndrewBanta, DavidReid. Total income from shirts is $275, with a cost of $189 to purchase. 7 shirts were remaining after the free-for-all sale and will be sold at the fundraiser on July 29th.
Your generous contributions are most appreciated!
Every user of the site is donating his or her time to make Wiki Spot better. There are also ways you can help with the backend of the site (graphic design, HTML, programming, etc). See Wiki Spot Development if you're interested in helping out with those aspects.