My donation history begins in 2015 because that is the year during which I first started working/earning money that could be considered “my own”.
I earned around $2,000 doing mostly content creation work under Vipul Naik. I did not donate in 2015 because I am still building a financial buffer.
I earned around $9,700 (not counting deferred payments) working under Vipul Naik. I did not donate in 2016 because I am still building a financial buffer.
I earned around $34,000. This amount includes the $9,360 deferred payment from last year. My main source of income was contract work for Vipul Naik. I also did some contract work for Peter Hurford (recorded on Vipul Naik’s contract work site) and sold leftover bitcoin that I had (worth around $250).
In addition, Vipul Naik offered me $500 to donate to a charity of my choice (kind of a bonus for working for him all year).
I decided not to donate in 2017 (both with my own money and Vipul’s offer, which I deferred to a later time) due to a combination of (1) uncertainty about my understanding of the world; and (2) continuing to build a financial buffer (which is a smaller priority now that I’ve crossed the $30k threshold).