Commit 3403135a authored by Deimos's avatar Deimos

Donate page: Rearrange and update some info

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Thanks for donating to Tildes! If you have any questions, please contact [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
Thanks for donating to Tildes! If you have any questions, please check the answers below or contact [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
## Why should I donate to Tildes?
## How to donate
Tildes has no investors, no advertising, and does not sell anything (including its users' data). Donations are its only income. By donating, you're supporting a site that's chosen to avoid those other sources of revenue in order to gain the freedom to focus exclusively on acting in its users' interests.
## Who am I donating to?
Tildes is operated by Spectria, a Canadian not-for-profit corporation (corporation number 1034108-8).
## Important information for donating
**Important information for donating**
* Tildes uses third-party payment processors and does not handle or have access to any of your sensitive financial information.
* The corporation that operates Tildes is named "Spectria"—depending on the donation method you use, you may see this name on the transaction.
* Spectria is a not-for-profit corporation, but it is *not* a charity, so donations are not tax-deductible.
## Donation options
* The corporation that operates Tildes is named "Spectria". Depending on the donation method you use, you may see this name on the transaction.
* Spectria is a not-for-profit corporation, but [it is *not* a charity](#why-is-tildes-a-non-profit-and-not-a-charity), so donations are not tax-deductible.
### Credit card (via Stripe)
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### Patreon
You can set up a recurring monthly donation to Tildes on Patreon. There are no "patron rewards" for using Patreon.
You can set up a recurring monthly donation to Tildes on Patreon. There are no "patron rewards" for using Patreon and no updates will be posted there, it is simply a convenient way to manage recurring donations.
[Go to the Patreon page for Tildes](https://patreon.com/tildes)
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### Interac e-Transfer
Canadians can donate to Tildes using Interac e-Transfer. Send an e-Transfer to [email protected] and it will be auto-accepted (no security question necessary). Note that the recipient will be shown as "SPECTRIA".
## Information about donating
### Why should I donate to Tildes?
Tildes has no investors, no advertising, and does not sell anything (including its users' data). Donations are its only income. By donating, you're supporting a site that's chosen to avoid those other sources of revenue in order to gain the freedom to focus exclusively on acting in its users' interests.
### Who am I donating to?
Tildes is operated by Spectria, a Canadian not-for-profit corporation (corporation number 1034108-8).
### Why is Tildes a non-profit and not a charity?
Canada only grants charity status to [organizations with certain purposes](https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/charities-giving/giving-charity-information-donors/about-registered-charities/what-difference-between-a-registered-charity-a-non-profit-organization.html). Generally, the organization has to be devoted to relieving poverty, advancing religion or education, or the benefit of the (local, real-life) community. These are quite restricted definitions; note that [Wikimedia Canada](https://ca.wikimedia.org/wiki/About_us) (the Canadian branch of the organization behind Wikipedia) is also a non-profit and not a charity. If even building Wikipedia doesn't seem to qualify as "advancing education", I don't think there's any chance that Tildes will.
### What if you don't get enough donations to run the site full-time?
One of the best parts about avoiding venture capital and other forms of investment is that there's no pressure. Tildes doesn't have to reach certain thresholds of traffic or revenue to prevent shutting down. The worst case is just that I end up running Tildes as a side project, and hope that it eventually grows to a point where it's sustainable to work on full-time.
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