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A Birthday Gift for Blender – Donation Drive 2023


Blender's 30th birthday is coming up on January 2nd! As a birthday gift, the foundation is asking for community donations to help the continued funding of the project and the team. The focus of this campaign is on community, and it will help balance the ratio of community vs large corporations donations.

To encourage participation, supporters of the December donation drive will receive a special “30 Years” badge in their Blender ID and have their name permanently recorded in the donation logs.

You can make a donation on the fundraiser page, or learn more about this campaign on the about page.

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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