RE: Donating 5000$ and raising money with this post for covering some of SteemData costs + server upgrade. (by @Furion)
Maybe this has been asked somewhere already...
Why does Furion actually need more help with server costs? He has been one of the top witnesses for a while now and as one in the top-20, he is earning 7000-8000 SP per month. At current prices (~$2.85 right now), that's $20,000+ per month vs. ~$3000/mo. renting the equipment. Break-even on the new projected costs would be a $0.50 STEEM price.
For a few thousand dollars, you can buy your own 512 GB RAM server. Cash out a few thousand STEEM from witness rewards just from this month and he can buy two.