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December 2020 Donations & Finances


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  • Homecoming Team

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (for those who celebrate) and are enjoying Issue 27: Page 1!

 

January Donation Window Reschedule

We’re moving the January donation window from December 26th to Saturday, December 19th as the 26th is Boxing Day in addition to falling in the middle of the later December holidays.

 

Other Ways to Help Homecoming

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that there are more ways to support Homecoming than just through donations. For a general overview of the different ways you can help Homecoming, check out this thread.

 

More specifically though, we’re always in need of more people to help test upcoming updates on our public beta server; the bug reports and feedback that we receive from testers helps us immensely. For more information on how to get started on the beta server, check out our Read This to Get Started thread and the rest of the Beta Forums.

 

Additionally, if you have Discord Nitro then please consider using a Nitro server boost on our public Discord server. Maintaining over 30 Nitro boosts gives all of our members new and enhanced features on the server including additional emojis, a higher upload limit, better voice chat quality, and our vanity URL. Click here to read more about Server Boosting.

 

Now, onto the breakdown of our finances for the past and upcoming months.

 


November 2020 Breakdown

Last month we accepted $5,978.75 in donations, $00.23 over our target for the month. As always, the remainder is put towards the next month’s expenses.

 

Here is the breakdown of what November’s funds went towards:

  • $4,645.44 to OVH for our hosting
  • $406.18 to our primary legal counsel for their services rendered in September
  • $300.00 for our annual DocuSign renewal
  • $137.76 for our .gg domain renewals
  • $121.25 for our Google G-Suite Business account
  • $75.00 for our 6-month Invision Community renewal
  • $25.00 for the Paperspace Air instance
  • $10.00 for our Atlassian Jira Cloud instance (10-user)
  • $9.73 for the security / administration software
  • $8.55 for our AWS EC2 instance which is serving our mail through Amazon SES

 

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Withdraw to bank account for wire transfer to our primary legal counsel (not present in previous screenshot as “Money transfers” are separate from “Payments sent”):

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December 2020

 

The donation target for December 2020 is $4,591.45. Here is a breakdown of how the funds are allocated:

  • $4,645.44 for our hardware infrastructure from OVH
  • $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

 


 

We've reached our donation goal and donations have been closed. Thank you for your support!

 

Our donation system will be open as of the time of this post with a donation target of $4,591.45 and will automatically close once that target is met.

 

As always, thank you for all of the support!

 

- The Homecoming Team

 

Cipher

Homecoming Team

 

If you need help, please submit a support request here or use /petition in-game.

 

Got time to spare? Want to see Homecoming thrive? Consider volunteering as a Game Master!

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Schweeeet got in to make a donation again this month!  Happy Holidays Homecoming, you've kept me sane and grounded through covid-19.  I'm a hospital chaplain for a national cancer center; without y'all there'd be a lot of immune-compromised cancer patients who wouldn't get as much out of me.  I know that might seem odd -- but with my personality type, small "vacays" from the stress I'm in daily do a lot to keep me emotionally grounded and available to people who are struggling with cancer and alone in the hospital (no family allowed due to community risk of viral transfer) immune compromised during a global pandemic.  From me, from them, thank you!

Sometimes, entertainment does a lot more than entertain.  

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