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An Update to Patreon’s Policies on QAnon

To learn what we're doing to stop the spread of disinformation on Patreon, read on.

October 22, 2020

Fighting for Justice

When a creative voice - or any voice - is silenced by police brutality, we have to fight back against racial inequality. We have to take action. We have a responsibility to our creators and employees to fight for, and with them, against injustice.

June 03, 2020Jack Conte

A Letter From Patreon's Head of Podcasts

Some word's from Patreon's Head of Podcasts on how podcasters can navigate the new normal of a wholly digital presence due to COVID-19.

March 30, 2020Janet Lee

In This With You | Our Response to COVID-19

Patreon is here for you as your reliable foundation, to be the community you can count on, and a source of stability. We are committed to taking care of the platform that delivers your income. Here's what we're doing to help you during this tough time.

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 and the Creative Economy: Takeaways from Patreon’s Data Science Team

In short, COVID-19 brought on one of the strongest influxes of memberships that we’ve ever seen. And the message from the data is clear: membership works.

March 25, 2020Maura Church

The Creative System Is Broken — Together Let’s Put Creativity over Everything

The creative economy is broken. Here's what we can do to fix it.

March 24, 2020

A Letter From Patreon's Head of Music

Some words from Patreon's Head of Music about the devastating impact Coronavirus is having on musicians and their teams.

March 18, 2020Joe Barham

Watch our Weird Stream-a-thon with Amanda Palmer, Open Mike Eagle, and more

Didn't have a chance to watch our Weird Stream-a-thon live stream show? Watch our benefit for creators impacted by COVID-19 here.

March 17, 2020

Creativity Has No Borders

To better support our global community, Patreon is expanding to create more opportunities for all creators to have direct relationships with fans anywhere in the world, starting with Europe in 2020..

February 11, 2020

Here's what happened on Hang Time in January...

This month on Hang Time, the Talking Simpsons podcast, patron conversion rates, and much more.

February 07, 2020

Here’s What Happened in December’s Episode of Hang Time…

This month on Hang Time, Jack and Taryn are joined by Patreon Community Manager, Mindy Day, as well as creator and illustrator Jacqueline Chen of Chibird.

January 08, 2020

Here’s What Happened in November's Episode of Hang Time…

Hang Time is Patreon's monthly live stream with CEO Jack Conte and brand wiz Taryn Arnold. To learn more about Merch, #ThankYouPatrons day, and Patreon Assembly, read on.

December 02, 2019

How Do I Handle a Problematic Patron?

Patreon is a place where you can have a more direct connection with your biggest fans. But what happens if a relationship between you and a patron becomes toxic? To learn more about what to do in this difficult situation, read on.

November 22, 2019

#ThankYouPatrons — All 4 million of you ❤️

On November 19, 2019 we celebrate the real MVPs - patrons. It's #ThankYouPatrons day, and we're thanking the 4 million patrons who have sent over $1 billion to creators.

November 18, 2019

Here’s What Happened in October’s Episode of Hang Time…

Hang Time is Patreon's monthly livestream with CEO Jack Conte and brand wiz Taryn Arnold. To learn more about #ThankYouPatrons day, Patreon Assembly, and other updates, read on.

November 07, 2019

Product Principles at Patreon

It’s an honor helping creators of all kinds gain financial freedom and creative independence with the help of the tools we build. Learn about our philosophies and principles from our Head of Product, Wyatt Jenkins.

October 24, 2019Wyatt Jenkins

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Patreon (2019)

As Patreon continues to grow, funding more and more creators, we have an amazing opportunity — we get to scale our growth with diversity and inclusion as a core principle. Read on to learn about our progress, and our plans for the future.

October 23, 2019

8 Tips on Keeping Your Patrons' Data Safe and Sound

We know your patrons are here because of you, not us — that's why creators on Patreon have full control of their patrons data. To learn what that means for you, and to get tips on how to manage that data safely, read on.

October 23, 2019Weston Dombroski

Introducing Moxie for Makers, Patreon's First Spotify Playlist

Don't just find your muse — dance with it. Listen to Patreon's new Spotify playlist and get some inspiration for your next creative project.

October 09, 2019

Here’s what happened in September's episode of Hang Time…

This month on Hang TIme, #ThankYouPatrons day, Patreon Assembly, Product Sneak Peeks, and more.

October 03, 2019

Announcing Patreon Assembly: A Digital Summit for Artists and Creators

On November 2nd, 2019, we will livestream the first-ever Patreon Assembly, a digital summit for artists and creators featuring Killer Mike, Issa Rae, Patton Oswalt, Hannah Hart, and more.

October 01, 2019

5 Password Hygiene Tips to Help Keep Your Patreon Account Safe

Yes, it's easy to use the same password over and over again. But is it a good idea? To learn more about gauging the health of your Patreon password (and the safety of your account), read on.

September 16, 2019Maritza Dominguez

Geniuslink to Acquire Kit.com Assets

It’s time for the next step in Kit’s lifecycle as Geniuslink will be acquiring the Kit assets from Patreon to ensure Kit continues to grow, thrive, and help creators.

September 12, 2019

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 1

At Patreon, we are always working on ways to help you get (and keep) more patrons. To learn what we've been up to recently, read on.

September 06, 2019

Here’s what happened in August's episode of Hang Time…

This month on Hang Time, Jack is joined by Wyatt Jenkins, Patreon's Head of Product, for some exciting updates. Also, photographer Sam Hurd calls in to give creators tips on running their membership businesses.

September 04, 2019

What Happens When Patreon Receives a Request for Information on a Creator (or Patron)?

Patreon has strict privacy policies in place to keep your data safe and secure. But what happens if someone requests information about you or your patrons? Read on to find out.

August 22, 2019

A New Way to Share Exclusive Video on Patreon with Vimeo

Exclusive video is a powerful way to keep your patrons coming back for more. Introducing Patreon's new Vimeo integration, which makes posting secure video just for your patrons easier than ever.

August 15, 2019

Announcing image galleries in posts

Introducing image galleries in Patreon posts. Start sharing multiple images with your patrons today.

July 30, 2019

Here’s what happened in July’s episode of Hang Time…

This month on Hang Time, Patreon CEO Jack Conte and cohost Taryn Arnold make a big announcement. To find out what they are so excited about, read on.

July 29, 2019

How Patreon moderates content

Our Trust and Safety team works hard to keep Patreon safe for creators and patrons. Read on to get an in-depth look at how our team moderates content on Patreon.

July 25, 2019

Patreon will take membership to the next level with $60M in funding

Our mission is to fund the creative class, and we raised $60M to build a best-in-class, global membership platform to do just that. Read on for details.

July 16, 2019Jack Conte

How the Patreon Fraud Prevention team keeps creators safe from credit card fraud

Patreon's Fraud Prevention team works hard to protect creators and patrons from credit card fraud. To learn more about what they do to keep you safe, read on.

June 27, 2019

Here’s what happened in June’s episode of Hang Time…

In June's episode of Hang Time, Jack and Taryn get a new studio. Plus, they'll talk about raffles, Patreon's updated mobile audio player, and more.

June 27, 2019

Everything you need to know about chargebacks (and what you can do to help us respond to them)

Did you know that Patreon deals with chargebacks so that you don't have to? To learn more about chargebacks, and what you can do to help Patreon respond to them, read on.

June 17, 2019

Here's what happened in May's episode of Hang Time...

Hang Time is a monthly live stream hosted by Patreon CEO Jack Conte and our own Taryn Arnold. Read on for product sneak peeks, tips and tricks for creators, and more.

June 14, 2019

Here's what happened on Hang Time in April

Want to stay in-the-know about what's going on at Patreon? Read on to check out the Hang Time live stream.

June 14, 2019

Patreon's stance on raffles, lotteries and giveaways

Want to know why Patreon doesn't allow games of chance, like raffles and giveaways, to be used as benefits? Read on to find out.

May 28, 2019

What's Patreon's policy regarding online piracy?

Want to learn more about what's Patreon's policy regarding online piracy?? Read on.

May 22, 2019Weston Dombroski

Wondering about Patreon Lite and how to use it? Read on.

Curious about what's offered in the new creator plan, Patreon Lite? Read on to decide if it's the right choice for your creative business.

May 07, 2019

Patreon's Strong Stance Against Doxing

Here at Patreon, it’s our responsibility to create a platform that’s safe for creators and their communities, which is why we take a strong stance against doxing. Read on for details.

April 24, 2019

Why TOTP is better than SMS for two-factor authentication

Patreon now supports both SMS and TOTP two-factor authentication for our creator and patron accounts. Learn more from our experts.

April 24, 2019

How does Patreon create content policies?

Content policy creation is nuanced, no one knows this better than our Trust and Safety team. Read on to find out how the team proactively fights bias while writing creator-first policies.

March 14, 2019

Patreon Payments: A Step-by-Step Guide

Starting on the first of every month, Patreon manages payment transactions for millions of patrons all across the globe, processing millions of dollars. Find out what the Patreon Payments team is doing to ensure creators get paid.

March 01, 2019

A Fair DMCA Policy for Creators

Everything at Patreon is built to be creator-first, including our legal policies. Our in-house counsel explains how our DMCA policy aims to be one of the fairest and most transparent available.

February 25, 2019Colin Sullivan

Patreon is going to SXSW 2019: Join us at the House of Creativity March 11-13

Join us at the House of Creativity March 11 - 13 for collaborative programming, interactive exhibits, and exclusive performances.

February 11, 2019 Jane Kwett

Millions and Billions | Celebrating Patrons, Creators, and Major Milestones

In 2019 alone, Patreon is on track to send creators more than half a billion dollars to fund their membership businesses.

January 23, 2019

Make Art, not Art13

Article 13 threatens creators’ ability to directly connect with fans and strengthens corporate rights holders at the expense of independent creators. Most importantly though, Article 13 does not acknowledge the very nature of creativity.

January 18, 2019Weston Dombroski

Patreon’s Trust and Safety Initiatives

Trust and Safety are a vital part of Patreon's initiatives. We'd like to share some our Trust and Safety process, from policy creation, to decision making, to communication with creators, and more.

January 11, 2019Jacqueline Hart

Please, Please Don’t A/B Test That

Trying to decide if an A/B test is right for your project? This handy A/B testing checklist will guide you.

October 02, 2018Tal Raviv

A Note on Payments

When it comes to payments, some of you have experienced some turbulence, and I want to share with you what’s been happening and why. Let’s…

August 21, 2018Tyler Palmer

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