I paid our September hosting bill last week and am going to try something new, to write at least a monthly update as soon as I can after I get our invoice from masto.host. The short version is we still have sufficient donations in the bank for the foreseeable future. Our costs remain the same, $49 monthly for sufficient capacity for up to 500 active users. Our activity has been drifting down so we still have plenty of resources. I have received a few reports, all pretty simple to resolve.
Also, Mastodon.Beer will be a year old on the 29th!
I have paid the January invoice for our server to masto.host, our hosting provider and reconciled that expense against cash on hand and new donations. First, thank you to the new donors since my last post. I am grateful for the help and take the responsibility of managing these funds seriously, hence these monthly reports and the detailed records I keep. I have one more change to that management I plan to make soon, too.
This is the first of a series of posts I hope to publish monthly sharing the financials for Mastodon.Beer. I have created a spreadsheet to help me track donations, spend them per the donor's selected terms, our monthly costs, and cash remaining.