Contribute to Nerd.Nu

This weekend! Friday, December 11th through Sunday, December 13th

Nerd.nu was founded on the concept of fair play and the idea that when it comes to gaming, everyone should start with equal footing — and after eleven years of operation, we haven't strayed from these important values. Many online gaming services allow users to pay for in-game perks or specialized access, but here at Nerd, we firmly believe that money should be given not for the in-game rewards it might bring, but as a way of showing your appreciation for and supporting the costs of the services we provide.

Usually, we have our Fundraiser earlier in the year during the summer months. Why the wait, you ask? It dates back to an old holiday Nerd.Nu tradition. Back in the Ancient Times, before Minecraft saw its official release, our community had a tradition of a late-year donation drive to Child's Play. This charity provides toys, video games, and more to children in hospitals worldwide. Thanks to your extreme generosity in past fundraisers, the servers are currently already funded through at least July 2021. As such, we'd like to give 50% of the upcoming 2020 fundraiser's donation total to Child's Play. Save the date, more details to follow soon!

By contributing to nerd.nu, you will be helping to pay for the hardware our servers are run on. You will not receive any in-game rewards or prizes for contributing, but you will be recognized with an announcement in-game and a permanent place on our contribution list below.

If you decide you'd like to contribute, you may be wondering how much money to give. The contribution amount we've received most often has been $20, but we recognize that our users come from a broad range of varying backgrounds with differing levels of financial means, especially this year. We've received contributions of amounts from less than five dollars to several hundred dollars in the past, so it's difficult for us to recommend a single amount to contribute. Instead, we'd like to encourage you to contribute whatever amount you feel comfortable with. No matter what amount you choose, all contributions are greatly appreciated.

Our goal at nerd.nu is to provide a high-quality multiplayer gaming experience embedded in a genuine, friendly community. However, hosting the servers needed to provide you with this experience is not cheap. We are currently spending $185.13 per month on our primary box with an additional $50.92 per month on a secondary box, totaling a monthly cost of $236.05.

For our 2020 Fundraiser a portion of donations will go to Child's Play and a portion of the contributions will go towards supporting our servers. While most of the server contributions money will be used to pay our monthly hardware bill, some of it may also be used to advertise our servers in order to help grow the community or to expand our services into games other than Minecraft. Our budget for these additional expenses will be determined by the amount of money we raise; we will keep you up-to-date on how this money is being spent.

We value your privacy. That's why we don't collect any personal information about you if you make a contribution. Once you have contributed, your username, the amount of money you contributed, and the time at which you contributed will appear in the table below; that is the only information other people will be able to see about your contribution.

The only other information about your contribution which we retain for our records includes specific information about your PayPal transaction and your email address to uniquely identify you. This data will not be distributed to anyone.

If you would like your username changed as it appears in the contribution list, or if you have any questions about contributing, please contact an admin.

Help Nerd.nu pay its hardware bill and donate to Child's Play!


2020 Contribution Drive Progress
We've raised 4,373.30 so far with in 183.27 fees, leaving 2,003.38 for us and 2,186.65 for Child's Play!

584.0% Complete
Opens up the nether and adds nether items, and new spawn traders.
484.0% Complete
Brings in even more spawn traders
288.0% Complete
Adds super-valuable (and super-'spensive!) items to the spawn shop
Username Amount
OddGeometry 50.00
Treppich 22.61
Cybercifrado 100.00
UncleTito1 55.92
quat 50.00
Charismatix 20.00
Penergy 20.00
I_c_e_ and tiC 25.00
Medoria 20.00
totemo 120.00
robr 25.00
cujobear 25.00
Norami 20.00
WyndySascha 20.00
TheNightsKing 30.00
Spook6 20.00
Jezzzzie 100.00
Ashenrayne 50.00
iNerd71 20.00
guspolly 2.56
SirLyle 200.00
StarMinion1 69.00
cAa0s 25.00
JdP 42.00
LadyCailin 50.00
defiex 50.00
AndyJF 20.00
Zomise 100.00
thrawn21 21.21
Aharit 100.52
cujo_loves_nerds 25.00
Deadpool1205 25.00
Serenfal/Mewcifer 20.00
pez&merp 123.45
Bardidley 80.00
buzzie71 20.71
Kirstae 30.00
Challenger2 314.15
venom20078 20.00
PlNG 100.00
marting11 25.00
sansapants 100.00
zyeri 10.00
Anonymous 10.00
m_talon 100.00
Bluuefuzzy 4.20
azumarill 69.70
twilexis and rokku 69.69
DantesDame 35.00
Taylor 40.00
dogo1005MC 8.00
varukasalt 50.00
Lord_Xiphos 10.00
Smirkules 100.00
Waterslice 500.00
UpsideKen 2.00
Tadrogers 50.00
Baby Jesus 50.00
Waldrick 50.00
MysticalLizard 4.20
cheezychicken 50.00
twilexis 0.69
fazaden 25.00
Armas_DSasi 30.00
Raymond 20.00
r00tcmdr 40.00
ghrey303 100.00
FiddlersViridian 30.00
32ndFlava 32.69
Santa 100.00
King_of_queso 100.00
Muskogee_Red 20.00
UncleTito1 100.00
tompreuss 200.00
Jaitie018 5.00
Username Amount
Waterslice 500.00
Challenger2 314.15
tompreuss 200.00
SirLyle 200.00
UncleTito1 155.92
pez&merp 123.45
totemo 120.00
Aharit 100.52
sansapants 100.00
m_talon 100.00
ghrey303 100.00
Zomise 100.00
Smirkules 100.00
Santa 100.00
PlNG 100.00
King_of_queso 100.00
Jezzzzie 100.00
Cybercifrado 100.00
Bardidley 80.00
twilexis and rokku 70.38
azumarill 69.70
StarMinion1 69.00
varukasalt 50.00
quat 50.00
defiex 50.00
cujobear 50.00
cheezychicken 50.00
Waldrick 50.00
Tadrogers 50.00
OddGeometry 50.00
LadyCailin 50.00
Baby Jesus 50.00
Ashenrayne 50.00
Treppich 42.61
JdP 42.00
r00tcmdr 40.00
Taylor 40.00
DantesDame 35.00
32ndFlava 32.69
TheNightsKing 30.00
Kirstae 30.00
FiddlersViridian 30.00
Armas_DSasi 30.00
robr 25.00
marting11 25.00
fazaden 25.00
cAa0s 25.00
I_c_e_ and tiC 25.00
Deadpool1205 25.00
thrawn21 21.21
buzzie71 20.71
venom20078 20.00
iNerd71 20.00
WyndySascha 20.00
Serenfal/Mewcifer 20.00
Raymond 20.00
Penergy 20.00
Norami 20.00
Muskogee_Red 20.00
Medoria 20.00
Charismatix 20.00
AndyJF 20.00
zyeri 10.00
Lord_Xiphos 10.00
Anonymous 10.00
dogo1005MC 8.00
Jaitie018 5.00
MysticalLizard 4.20
Bluuefuzzy 4.20
guspolly 2.56
UpsideKen 2.00