Joi Ito / Photo by Mizuka / CC BY
One week ago I asked for support in helping us reach our $500,000 goal. At that time, we had $12,000 left to raise with only 2 1/2 days left in the campaign, and we were all wondering how we were going to make it. Today, I’m proud to say that our community went above and beyond — raising CC a grand total of $525,383.73.
I want to send a special thank you to all of the individuals and companies that are long time supporters of CC. We’ve had hundreds of people continue to support CC over the years and I wish I could thank each and everyone of you publicly for your continued support. However, I don’t want to take up the entire CC main page, so please know how appreciated your commitment to CC is. To Digital Garage, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Tucows, Consumer Electronics Association, and wikiHow, thank you for your continued commitment to CC – I look forward to working with each of your companies in bringing more global awareness about CC, and I feel confident that together we will continue to enrich the digital commons we’re all investing in.
And to all the new individuals and new corporate supporters (Attributor, DotAsia, Ebay, Nevo Technologies, Safe Creative) – thank you for choosing to support CC this year. CC is only as strong as the community that supports it and we’re thrilled to see this community thriving. Think of all we can do over the next year by coming together and supporting each other.
I also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the following companies and foundations who are committed to sustaining CC and the open movement. To the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, IETSI, Red Hat, Google, and the Omidyar Network – thank you.
Thank you all from the bottom of my (and the rest of the CC staff’s) heart — we know how difficult it is right now and are deeply honored that you would choose to support CC this year. This doesn’t just help us continue our work but also reaffirms the growing strength of our community and the belief in a more fair and accessible digital world.
The CC staff, the board of directors, and I all look forward to what will surely be an exciting 2009.
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Transparency is of the utmost importance to us here at CC, especially when it comes to who is funding us. People ask me all the time how CC is funded, to which I answer: CC relies entirely on the community in order to stay afloat. The community being the individuals, corporations, foundations, organizations, and institutions that believe the work CC does is important and necessary.
Today, I’m excited to announce five new corporate supporters: Nevo Technologies, Ebay, DotAsia, Safe Creative, and wikiHow. Each of these companies values the innovation that is made possible through openness and all five recognize that supporting CC is their way of helping sustain the architecture of that openness.
Please consider joining these companies and the hundreds of other individuals who have invested in the future of CC and participatory culture. If you work for a company that uses CC or supports the same ideals, please encourage them to invest in CC.
We have a little over a month and a half left and still have a long way to go to reach our goal of $500,000. We need your help – donate today!No Comments »
If you’re around the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday Sept. 15th, definitely check out this event:
Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hosting a book talk and reception in honor of their newest publication Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser. We hope to see you there!
Special thanks to these sponsors: David Hornik of August Capital, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Creative Commons, Tod Cohen of eBay Inc., the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Stanford’s Center for Internet & Society, and Meg Garlinghouse of Yahoo! Inc.No Comments »
Check out this cool new way to support CC by using eBay:
Thanks to eBay Giving Works, powered by the nonprofit MissionFish, you can now sell items on eBay and donate up to 100% of the final sale price to Creative Commons. All you have to do is select Creative Commons as the benefitting nonprofit organization for your item, and the listing will appear on eBay with a special logo indicating it’s for sale to benefit a good cause. When the item sells, MissionFish will collect the selected donation amount, send it to CC, and provide you with a tax receipt.
As always, we are grateful to have such an enthusiastic and dedicated community of supporters working with us to build a global digital commons. Thank you for making our work possible!No Comments »