Managing your sponsorship goal

You can set a goal for your sponsored developer or sponsored organization profile to help the community understand the impact of sponsoring you.

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About sponsorship goals

You can set a funding goal for your sponsored developer or organization profile and share the goal with your community. Goals help you understand the impact you have in the open source community and build up your presence in the GitHub Sponsors program.

Your goal can set a target for the number of sponsors you want to have or the amount of money you want to earn each month. You can only set one goal up at a time. After you reach a goal, you can set another goal.

Setting a goal for a sponsored organization

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click GitHub Sponsors.
    GitHub Sponsors button
  2. In the list of your sponsored and eligible accounts, to the right of the organization, click Dashboard.
    Organization sponsors dashboard button
  3. In the left sidebar, click Your goals.
    Your goals tab
  4. Under "Your goals", click Set a goal.
    Set a goal button
  5. Under "What is your goal based on?", select Number of sponsors or Sponsorships a month.
    Available goal types
  6. Type the number of sponsors you'd like to have, or the monthly amount you're aiming for.
  7. Under "Describe your goal", type a description for your goal.
    Goal settings
  8. If you chose a goal based on sponsorships per month, select "I understand that this will publicly display how much sponsorship funds I receive each month".
    Checkbox that you understand your sponsorships fund will be published
  9. Click Publish.
    Publish button

Setting a goal for a sponsored developer

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click GitHub Sponsors.
    GitHub Sponsors button
  2. If a list of your sponsored and eligible accounts is shown, to the right of your account name, click Dashboard.
    Developer sponsors dashboard button
  3. In the left sidebar, click Your goals.
    Your goals tab
  4. Under "Your goals", click Set a goal.
    Set a goal button
  5. Under "What is your goal based on?", select Number of sponsors or Sponsorships a month.
    Available goal types
  6. Type the number of sponsors you'd like to have, or the monthly amount you're aiming for.
  7. Under "Describe your goal", type a description for your goal.
    Goal settings
  8. If you chose a goal based on sponsorships per month, select "I understand that this will publicly display how much sponsorship funds I receive each month".
    Checkbox that you understand your sponsorships fund will be published
  9. Click Publish.
    Publish button

Editing a goal

When you edit a goal, you can't choose a goal you've already achieved. For example, if you already have 5 sponsors, you can't edit your goal so that you're aiming for 4 sponsors.

  1. In the left sidebar, click Your goals.
    Your goals tab
  2. To the right of your goal, click Edit.
    Edit button
  3. Under "What is your goal based on?", select Number of sponsors or Sponsorships a month.
    Available goal types
  4. Type the number of sponsors you'd like to have, or the monthly amount you're aiming for.
  5. Under "Describe your goal", type a description for your goal.
    Goal settings
  6. If you chose a goal based on sponsorships per month, select "I understand that this will publicly display how much sponsorship funds I receive each month".
    Checkbox that you understand your sponsorships fund will be published
  7. Click Publish.
    Publish button

Retiring a goal

After you retire a goal, you won't be able to reactivate the goal. You must create a new goal instead.

  1. In the left sidebar, click Your goals.
    Your goals tab
  2. To the right of your goal, click Edit.
    Edit button
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Retire.
    The Retire button
  4. Read the warning, then click OK.
    Warning about retiring a goal

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