Stuart Langridge has put together a quick-and-dirty indicator to keep track of the current and projected totals for the fundraiser. He posted about it at: https://plus.google.com/108243663090085262773/posts/irW4n4abMs8
You can download the indicator script from http://ubuntuone.com/1g1yTcmnpDhVTB0Rp2UnbT and simply run it from the command line, or if you are on saucy (or raring with upstart user sessions) you can run it from an upstart user job:
start on desktop-start
stop on desktop-end
exec python /path/to/ubuntu-edge-indicator.py
stick those lines (with the right path in the exec line of course) in
~/.config/upstart/ubuntu-edge-indicator.conf and run the first time with
start ubuntu-edge-indicator. Since it's an upstart job it'll start with your session from now on (or until you remove the upstart file).
I should note that this was the first upstart user job I defined in
~/.config/upstart so after writing the .conf file I had to log out and log in before the indicator would run from upstart.
EDITED TO ADD:
My colleague Chris Wayne has packaged this indicator for precise and (I think) raring. It's available from his PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cwayne18/ubuntu-edge-indicator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-edge-indicator