New Donation Goal
Since 2016 when we began accepting donations we have published on our donate page a breakdown of our expenses so that you can get a sense of how much it costs to run RENMX.
Last year our estimated expenses were $512 for an entire year. We ended up having expenses of around $1200 due to unforeseen hardware failures, SSD upgrades, fan replacement and the purchasing of some paid plugins that we needed.
So although we brought in around $600 which would have covered our $512 estimated costs we made a loss of around $600.
But the good news is, we did do some very significant infrastructure upgrades last year which will last for many years so we made some good investments. We also evaluated our normal projected expenses (the $512 mentioned above) and made some cuts. We’ve now got it down to $412.39. So with any luck we’ll have a $200 surplus for a safety net against any more hardware failures or paid plugins we may need to purchase this year.
So all we need now is $35 donated each month to fully pay our projected expenses. I will of course cover the costs out of pocket whenever we don’t meet these donation goals so don’t feel obligated to donate to keep us alive, the server is not going anywhere and I think our financial outlook is actually quite good.
I hope everyone had a great New Year!