THANK YOU. You helped us raise $1000 during yesterday’s campaign! We can’t wait to put these funds to work in making a viable alternative to for-profit, extractive social media platforms.

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Did you know that you can now link your Mastodon handle to your Commons profile?

Just go to Edit under your photo when you are logged into the Commons and under Institutional or Other Affiliation you'll find the field to add it!

Use the format @YOUR and don't forget to save changes at the bottom.

The countdown is on! We’re BEYOND grateful for your support so far. Help us keep the momentum going:

We’re invested in a future where communities build the product, instead of being the product. If you are in a position to contribute to our campaign, we would be hugely grateful for your support!

Our goal for this Giving Tuesday campaign is to fund 6 months of Mastodon hosting, maintenance and moderation for a total of $3000. So far, you’ve helped us raise $500 towards that goal! Can we get to 100%? Help us fund the full 6 months here:

Larissa shares, which provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises:

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Nicole ( shares the YWCA of West Central Michigan, which provides services to those impacted by domestic violence and racism in West Michigan:

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Christine ( shares, a community gathering space and information hub serving Lansing, Michigan’s LGBTQIA+ community:

Zoe ( shares the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, who support First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Aboriginal) women and children with with front-line services:

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🧵 We wanted to take a minute to highlight some of our team’s favorite personal causes to support this beyond the world of OA, libraries, and ScholComm.

In the future, we are planning to establish a moderator community for our Mastodon community who can take on duties like responding to reported behavior, approving new accounts and monitoring for spam. If you’re interested, fill out our Google form:

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🧵 Even if you can’t donate today, there are plenty of other ways you can get involved in ! Boost campaigns for causes you’re passionate about, start a list of causes you might donate to in the future, and get in touch with organizations you want to volunteer with.

And a special one to finish, in ode to our mascot: Bush Heritage Australia (, who support conservation of native Australian species, including our beloved Platypus

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The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion ( in Scholarly Communications formed to discuss and address issues of diversity and inclusion within the Scholarly Communications industry

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WAC Clearinghouse ( is an “open-access publishing collaborative that draws on the contributions of more than 180 scholars from six continents.”

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H-Net ( is an “independent, non-profit scholarly association that offers an open academic space for scholars, teachers, advanced students and related professionals.”

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We Here ( “seeks to provide a safe and supportive community for Black and Indigenous folks, and People of Color (BIPOC) in library and information science professions and educational programs..."

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punctum books (, a queer-led, independent open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage.

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🧵 There is so much good work happening in OA, libraries and ScholComm. Here are a few of our favorite projects that we hope you will consider supporting for as well:

Academic communities need infrastructure, just as our local communities do. And infrastructure requires investment, which is why this we’re asking for your support for our Mastodon server, Read more on our blog:

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