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We far surpassed our goal, and it's all thanks to you!

by Devin Ulibarri Contributions Published on Jul 21, 2022 04:10 PM
We far surpassed our goal, and it's all thanks to you!

image of our appeal banner with "sparkle"

Twice every year, the FSF sets aside time and resources to reach out and bring updates from each team. This spring, we did just that. We also set ourselves a fundraising goal of $67,000, which we later decided to stretch to $70,000. Now, we are proud to announce that we reached our stretch goal, and even a bit beyond. We raised a total of $86,000, all thanks to community support. It is worth noting that we received donations in various forms -- even a vehicle donation! (Yes, you can do that, and, yes, it helps.) Now that the spring appeal is officially over, we want to take a moment to highlight a few things we did during this time.

Image of banner at time when goal achieved.

This spring's biannual appeal has been quite exciting. It has also been quite productive. During this time, we published the spring 2022 FSF Bulletin, hosted a new interactive outreach initiative via ActivityPub, published new articles from the tech and licensing teams, offered a stylish new shirt, and debuted a new video aimed at introducing people to free software.

Free software advocacy is a worldwide endeavor, and therefore the publications we make must be made available in as many languages as possible. The video we released, Escape to Freedom, was announced just two weeks ago and -- thanks to our awesome translator volunteers -- has already been translated into Spanish, English, Chinese, and French. As of this writing, subtitles are available in all four of these languages.

Note: If you are interested in contributing translations for the FSF, you are highly encouraged to join the fsf-translators mailing list to communicate and coordinate your work with others.

From creating important educational materials, to working towards freer computing, your funding makes a difference. From organizing and running events such as LibrePlanet talks and workshops, to keeping the various Web sites live with fresh publications, every dollar we receive during appeals such as this one help us do more.

We look forward to continuing our work with the community toward achieving software freedom for everyone.

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