First of all, I would like to thank you all who donated so far. We received around $2,400 (see edit below for updated number) from March 25 - March 28 and this really helped remind us of just how much you care about this platform and for that we thank you. I admit that I wasn't expecting this much to be thrown our way so fast and I feel bad for having doubts about you guys... By my latest calculations, we will need around $5k/month to stay online, 100% of which goes towards paying for our hosting bills when our startup credits run out (in 77 days from now). We will work on bringing our costs down by moving to free software asap (unfortunately this requires quite a lot of time and effort), but license fees are not really where our biggest costs are. It's just that Voat has grown so big that we are now in an entirely new playing field and simple solutions just don't cut it anymore.
Anyways, I finished badging everyone who donated so far, but if you still did not receive your donor thank-you badge, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention your transaction id or your name, or your last 4 credit card digits or the e-mail address you used at the time. We have no other way to know who donated (we should have made this more clear but the donation form has a character limit).
We will also publish another report in a little while and see where we stand and what the next possible steps could be to ensure that Voat stays strong (subscriptions, ads, merchandise).
Edit: comma. Thanks @InnocentBystander
Edit 2: total received is now $4,446.70.