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There are a couple of crowdfunding sites, Patreon is one of them, Kickstarted is another. In the UK, we have Crowdfunder which seems one of the main ones. This is one where you set a target and people put up pledges (like Kickstarter). I can set up an account, people could pledge then the money could be paid out to cover all costs e.g. website, teamspeak and main server. If the target was set just above what we needed to cover everything, it would cover costs. Stretch targets could include an upgraded website (no longer limited storage space, faster running etc.) or funding for a longer period (paying for 3 years subscription instead of 2).
Alternatively, donations could just be sent to one paypal account as a ‘gift’ and then distributed from there. It would likely reduce costs of the funding as we wouldn’t have to pay a crowdfunding site to handle it all (cut out the middle man). If this was the option we decide on, a spreadsheet would be set up showing donations and amounts and then receipts recorded and shared to show what is being funded and how much. Teamspeak has s “group pay” option if we want to adopt that.
I am personally leaning more towards using Crowdfunder due to its ease.