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<p>Intro text</p>
<p>If you’re happy we exist, please help us continue to exist.</p>
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## Current patronage
Last month we received £233 from 22 generous patrons.
We currently have 22 patrons who contribute €245 a month.
## Funding platforms
## Where your donation goes
Your donation will go towards:
**People and development:** We’re [a tiny team of two people](TODO). Our work at Ind.ie pays our rent and buys dog food. We’d love to hire a few more developers to work on [Better](https://better.fyi) and [Hypha](TODO) with us.
**Advocacy:** [We speak at a large number of events](/events) to advocate on human rights, privacy, and ethical design. These include platforms such as the Nobel Peace Center, The Royal Society of the Arts, British Parliament, and European Parliament as well as industry conferences and events. Our work also gets covered in the media. Your donations give us the freedom to carry out this advocacy work.
**Technology:** Hosting our various services (like [our source code repositories](https://source.ind.ie)) costs us around £400/month.
Your donation goes towards:
### Keeping a roof over our heads
We’re [a tiny team of two people](TODO). Our work at Ind.ie pays our rent and buys dog food.
Our rent is currently €1,690/month. We figure we need about €5,000 between us a month to get by comfortably.
Our goal is not to scale Small Technology Foundation vertically but to build an interoperable network of web hosts who host the Tincan untrusted nodes and give us a small percentage of the fees they get from their customers. Eventually we hope that institutions like the EU will see that our work benefits the commons and fund us from the commons. But we’re not holding our breaths for that just yet.
That said, it would be wonderful if one day we could afford to get someone to handle the administrative work so we can both focus all our time on research and development. And it would also be great to one day be able to work with other people from the DAT community and pay them for their time.
### Advocacy
[We speak at a large number of events](/events) to advocate on human rights, privacy, and ethical design. These include platforms such as the Nobel Peace Center, The Royal Society of the Arts, British Parliament, and European Parliament as well as industry conferences and events. Our work also gets covered in the media. Your donations give us the freedom to carry out this advocacy work.
### Hosting
Hosting our various services (like [our source code repositories](https://source.ind.ie)) costs us around £400/month.
[We don’t take venture capital](https://ind.ie/ethical-design) and we don’t have the resources to undertake the lengthy application processes for government and EU funding so we need your individual support to subsidise us until we reach sustainability.
## Other ways of supporting us
**Buy Better Blocker:** [Buy Better for iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/better-by-ind.ie/id1080964978?ls=1&mt=8) or [on the Mac App Store](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/better/id1121192229?ls=1&mt=12). Already using Better? You could always gift it to your friends and family.
**Tell your friends:** Tell your friends about us. Help us spread the word.
**Help us apply for funding:** If you know of any funding opportunities and can help us apply for them, we’d be hugely grateful.
**Invest in us:** We are a social enterprise based in the UK that is limited by guarantee, so apart from equity investment (which we cannot accept, since we don’t have share capital), we are open to investment ideas that will maintain our independence and allow us to protect the integrity of our social mission. If you want to invest in the ongoing, sustainable success of Ind.ie, instead of our sale in an exit (which cannot happen), please <a mailto="hello@ind.ie">get in touch</a>.
### Buy Better Blocker
[Buy Better for iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/better-by-ind.ie/id1080964978?ls=1&mt=8) or [on the Mac App Store](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/better/id1121192229?ls=1&mt=12). Already using Better? You could always gift it to your friends and family.
### Tell your friends
Tell your friends about us. Help us spread the word.
### Help us apply for funding:
If you know of any funding opportunities and can help us apply for them, we’d be hugely grateful.
### Invest in us
We are a not-for-profit based in Ireland that is limited by guarantee, so apart from equity investment (which we cannot accept, since we don’t have share capital), we are open to investment ideas that will maintain our independence and allow us to protect the integrity of our social mission. If you want to invest in the ongoing, sustainable success of Small Technology Foundation, instead of our sale in an exit (which cannot happen), please do <a href='/contact'>get in touch</a>.
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