We finally did it—Hakiri is now free for nonprofits around the world! Several organizations approached us in the past year asking if they can use Hakiri for free and the answer has always been “no” due to the lack of time to develop this functionality on our end. Now the answer is finally “yes.” We provide Medium plans free of charge to any nonprofit that approaches us.
Just email us at email@example.com with some proof that your GitHub account or organization belong to a nonprofit and we will setup your account with free access to the Medium plan. Nonprofit proofs vary from country to country, so we evaluate them on a case-by-case basis. For example, in the United States nonprofit organizations have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and in this case a determination letter from IRS would suffice.
Hakiri runs on a lot of open source technologies that we don’t pay for, as do many other web services. This is why giving back to the community is an important idea that we try to embrace whenever we can. We already provide free service to open source Ruby projects and now we extend it to nonprofits as well. Exciting times!