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November 2020 Donations & Finances


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Hello everyone!

 

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Now, onto our financial breakdown for the past and upcoming month.

 


October 2020 Breakdown

Last month we accepted $4,459.33 in donations, $36.81 over our target for the month. This overrun was put towards a $15 domain renewal, and the remainder will be put towards November’s expenses.

 

Overall, here is the breakdown of what October’s funds went towards:

  • $4,645.44 to OVH for our hosting
  • $121.17 for our Google G-Suite Business account
  • $45.00 to 1&1 IONOS for a domain renewal and the final month of our email service through them
  • $25.00 for the Paperspace Air instance
  • $10.00 for our Atlassian Jira Cloud instance (10-user)
  • $9.83 for the security / administration software
  • $8.00 for our AWS EC2 instance which is serving our mail through Amazon SES

 

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November 2020

There are a few additional charges in the upcoming month:

  • Firstly, our annual DocuSign renewal will be included in November’s finances as it was not originally included in October’s.
  • Secondly, we have two domain renewals coming up in November totaling $137.76.
  • And finally, we have received the latest invoice from our primary law firm totaling $406.18 which will be paid via wire transfer in early November.

 

In total, the donation target for November 2020 is $5,978.52. Here is a breakdown of how the funds are allocated:

  • $4,645.44 for our hardware infrastructure from OVH
  • $406.18 to our primary law firm for their services rendered in September (see above)
  • $300.00 for our annual DocuSign renewal
    • We pay this annually instead of monthly as it's cheaper
  • $137.76 for 2 domain renewals
    • Two .ggs from NameCheap for $68.88 each
  • $121.17 for our Google G-Suite services
  • $25.00 for our Air instance from Paperspace
  • $10.00 for our Atlassian Jira (Cloud) service
  • $9.83 for security / administration software
  • $8.28 for the AWS EC2 instance serving our email

 


 

Our donation system will be open as of the time of this post with a donation target of $5,978.52 and will automatically close once that target is met.

 

For more information about our finances and donations, check out our Donations & Finances FAQ. If you're interested in helping Homecoming in other ways, please check out our How You Can Help Homecoming thread.

 

 

As always, thank you for all of the support!

 

- The Homecoming Team

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5 minutes ago, Kriiden said:

Woot, first time I was able to make a donation. Although small, I finally feel like I put something back. Happy Halloween!

Almost verbatim what I was going to say.  Glad I was finally able to help in my own small way!

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Is anyone else concerned at all about how long it took this time to reach the donation goal? I recall in the past, it was something like 20-30 minutes, but I think I was the one that was able to "put it over the top" finally, and it was several hours later. I'm a little bit concerned about the substantial increase in the time to funding goal met, to be honest...

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16 minutes ago, The Philotic Knight said:

Is anyone else concerned at all about how long it took this time to reach the donation goal? I recall in the past, it was something like 20-30 minutes, but I think I was the one that was able to "put it over the top" finally, and it was several hours later. I'm a little bit concerned about the substantial increase in the time to funding goal met, to be honest...

Not too concerned - due to unforeseen circumstances donations opened up several hours later than expected. It also took longer the last time we missed the normal opening time.

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