A few months have passed since we first began directing micropayments from this site to non-profit recipients.
Our first recipient, Artist Rescue Trust, an early grantee, received ~$142 USD over the period of December to March, which is around $47/month. This community space was newly launched, with only ~200 users during that time.
Our second recipient was Contract for the Web, who received ~$49 USD over March and April, or around $24/month. This was a fairly active period in the community space with many grantees posting interim reports and 46 posts made for the MozFest project showcase. With 3-400 users now in the space, we expected to see the payments grow compared to the previous months. Possible reasons they didn't is that more users set their own payment pointer and/or fewer users had an active Coil account.
Our current recipient is Ushahidi, also a grantee. As of today, there are 440 users in this community space so we're very curious to see what payments are generated for Ushahidi over the coming two months.
What are your thoughts on this fluctuation? Any ideas for driving more engagement–and more micropayments to our non-profit recipients?
Remember, if you haven't set a payment pointer in your settings, you can add your own or choose from this list of non-profits. Any time Web Monetized users read your posts, they'll be streaming payments to the pointer you've set!