The Atheist, Humanist, and Skeptic History Index will run largely on volunteer labor, but it needs more. When you donate to the index, your money is paying for administration and quality control. That may not sound very exciting, but it's critical to a project like this.
Administration means recruiting and training volunteers, finding and surveying materials to be included, and coordinating efforts to get all materials indexed as efficiently as possible. Quality control allows us to achieve high accuracy without relying on professionals for the bulk of the work. (We are consulting with archivists on building the index.)
The initial budget will cover project setup, indexing the 200+ issues of American Atheist already publicly available, and recruiting additional organizations to have their materials included in the index. Additional funds raised will be used to index additional material as we gain access.
The AHS History Index is a project of Secular Woman, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donations to this project are tax-deductible in the U.S.