From diaspora* project wiki

You want to help diaspora* by giving a few bucks? Awesome!

The pod administrators are the ones who make the diaspora* network alive. But each node has a cost. To help your podmin keep the server up and running, you can make a donation. If they activate this feature, there should be a "Donate" section in the left column of the main page (Stream). You can there choose the donation system you prefer between those made available by you podmin. The diaspora* software allows to set Paypal, Liberapay and Bitcoin donations.

diaspora* is developed by volunteers. You can still make donations to show your interest and encourage them to invest more time in diaspora* development.

We're currently reassessing how want to handle project donations in the future.

Directly to developers

Some of the volunteers who are working on diaspora* have accounts on platforms like Liberapay or Patreon. If you want to support directly one of the developers directly, you can give them money there. This allows you to support the work of individuals you like.

Name diaspora* ID GitHub username Links to donation sites What he's working on
Benjamin Neff SuperTux88 Federation, back-end developer, code reviews, release management
Dennis Schubert denschub Project management, release management, day-to-day development tasks, project infrastructure, ..., whatever needs to be done.
Fla flaburgan Podmin of, front-end developer, spreading the word with talks & more
Senya cmrd-senya
Also accepts bitcoin donations, see his diaspora* profile
Development, testing. Focused on bringing account migration feature to diaspora*.