The donation campaign has been an amazing success! The board's expenses are paid for 2017 and 2018! $3100 was collected in only one week. Since the board's expenses are $1900 per year, this pays all of 2017's expenses and all but $700 of 2018's expenses. I'm highly confident that the ongoing monthly donations will cover the rest of 2018. I'm now ending the donation drive. I don't want to save for 2019 onward, because collecting so much money in advance is actually bad for tax reasons. You can still sign up for monthly donations. A monthly commitment is great because it provides a steady flow of money over multiple years, rather than just a big chunk of money right now. All other donations have been replaced by $10 and $20 "tip" options. If you'd like to repay me for the money I've previously spent on the site, or if you just really want a green donor badge, you can leave a tip. If you only want to contribute towards the site's future expenses, wait until 2019! Instructions You can donate using Paypal or Stripe. Most of you are probably familiar with Paypal. Stripe allows you to use your credit card directly, and takes only a few seconds to pay. Make donations here: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/account/upgrades Donating will cause a green "donor" badge to appear under your name on every post, unless you pick one of the anonymous options. If your badge does not appear within 12 hours, PM me. If you want to switch it on or off, PM me. If you pick the wrong donation option, PM me. I can easily cancel donations so you can pick another option. Please note that this is a non-refundable donation and doesn't grant any special privileges. In particular it doesn't get you exempted from the rules.