You may remember when we first announced we had started the process of becoming a not-for-profit corporation, with the mission of collecting and sharing data for every word in the English language. Our mission remains the same, but now our status is official.
Wordnik is now a 501(c)(3) organization, which means we’re a full nonprofit. What does this mean for you? You can still adopt a word to help support us and our mission. For just $25, or less than 50 cents a day, you can own a word for a whole year. Not only that, your Twitter handle or URL will appear on the word page, and you’ll get a nifty certificate (suitable for framing!) and wordy stickers.
We’d also like to thank PlanetWork NGO, who served as our fiscal sponsor while we applied for our own 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. (A fiscal sponsor is a 501(c)(3) that accepts donations on behalf of another nonprofit org, so that donations to the sponsored organization can be considered tax-deductible. Fiscal sponsorship is a wonderful way for smaller orgs to get started on the path to being tax-exempt organizations in their own right.)
And as always, please send any questions or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Image via Flickr: “Nonprofit,” Sharon Sinclair, CC BY 2.0]