Merveilles Instance Costs & Donations, January 2019 

Left over from last month:
+USD$138.26

Total January Costs:
-USD$29.48

Total January Donations:
+USD$115.00

January Subtotal:
+USD$85.52

Total Remaining Funds:
+USD$223.78

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Merveilles Instance Costs & Donations, January 2019 

Itemized January Costs:

DigitalOcean: -USD$24.00
Amazon S3: -USD$5.48
Sparkpost: USD$0.00 (but approaching limit, may need to upgrade soon)

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Merveilles Instance Costs & Donations, January 2019 

One thing I didn't realize is, while Sparkpost offers a free 15,000 emails for the first month, the following months are limited to 500 sends per month.

If the limit is hit, I'll need to upgrade the Sparkpost subscription (USD$9.00/mo cost, not too bad) but since we have so much left in our funds thanks to some very generous donations, this should definitely be manageable.

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Merveilles Instance Costs & Donations, January 2019 

I'm still thinking about other ways I can better manage the financials for this instance, too. Ideally, I'd love to set up an entirely separate account from my own PayPal/Ko-Fi/Stripe for better transparency and accountability.

I saw some recommendations for managing this more like a co-op, and that's a very interesting idea. I'll keep you all posted! :3

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Merveilles Instance Costs & Donations, January 2019 

@somnius Let us know when you are up and running with this. I will have to switch the Ko-Fi/Stripe recurring donation 🎉

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