Is OpenMedia a charity? Is my donation tax-deductible?

OpenMedia is a registered non-profit in Canada, not a charity, so we can't issue personal tax receipts. Our non-profit status ensures that we can advocate for government policy changes, which would be impossible if we were a charity. However, if your contribution is being written off under a business, we can issue you a receipt that includes HST/GST and your contribution would be eligible for input tax credits. If this is the case, please send the name and address of the business to [email protected].

I'm an existing monthly donor. How do I update my payment information?

At this time we can't update payment info online, but here are a few ways to update your donation information:

  • The best way to update your payment information is to create a new monthly gift with your updated payment information by clicking here and notify us at [email protected] so we can cancel your old gift.
  • Or, you can email us with a current phone number and we'll be happy to call at your convenience. OpenMedia does not recommend emailing sensitive credit card information.

I'm an existing monthly donor. How do I increase or decrease my donation amount?

Email [email protected] and let us know what amount you want to change your monthly gift to. Every little bit counts and we are grateful for your generousity.

Why donate monthly rather than by campaign?

Monthly donations are incredibly integral to building long-term sustainable change. Solid month-to-month support helps us commit to deeper, quieter, long-term focused campaign actions that may take years of setup but can fundamentally change the rules of the game. 

What does OpenMedia do with community donations?

Click Here to learn more about our funding model, who we get donations from, and what we do with them!

Are you affiliated with any political party?

Nope! We’re strictly non-partisan. We support ideas that line up with our goals, no matter who they’re from. In Canada, we’ve supported (and strongly opposed) ideas and policies from every major party. Note: non-partisan does not mean we avoid politicians— we often talk to political leaders and their staff to let them know what our community thinks. This communication helps turn your crowdsourced policies into reality.

Do your emails use tracking links?

Our email software uses basic, industry-standard analytics to let us know what’s working when we communicate with you. For example, we can see aggregate numbers for an email to answer questions like, did people opening the message actually click a link to an action? Did people open the email at all? We use these results to inform future communications and make sure we’re talking about what matters to our community. Read our privacy policy to see how we take your privacy very seriously.

Do you ever work with other advocacy groups?

OpenMedia collaborates with other groups when our collective voices will have a bigger impact. There are many great organizations around the world doing great work for the open Internet, and from time to time we’ll partner with them to have an on-the-ground impact (for example, to deliver petition signatures to local decision-makers) or to share important information.

If we’re partnering with another group that might keep you informed about a campaign via email, we’ll make sure to let you know right on the action page.

What can I do to help?