Big Donations

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July 6, 2009

Big Donations

Since then, the amount of money we make in donations is very small. At best, it typically covers our annual domain registration fees. That isn’t to say that I don’t appreciate the money that people do donate, but I have questioned whether we should have the donation button there at all.

Then every once in a while something strange happens: someone donates a lot of money. Matt Mullenweg was the first person to donate a lot of money (and I was finally able to thank him in person on last Monday when he came into TechStars).

Two weeks ago we released Garden & Vanilla 2 on GitHub, and three days later I received another very large donation. This time the donation came from long-time supporter David McKendrick of fused network, a hosting company. I contacted David to personally thank him, and he responded:

[…] have always loved what you do and even though I’ve been following you for years — never did have the ‘liquidity’ to really reward you as much as I should have been. […] I’ve got a lot of faith in [Vanilla] & your other endeavors.

Thanks, David!


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