[Fundraising] OSGeo "Donate" Buttons

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Fri Aug 25 13:13:09 PDT 2006

Here's the tricky complicating bit:

Because doing per-member shipping is nontrivial, the "I Sponsored OSGeo"
(or whatever) shirts need to come from CafePress...  Which means what we
can do it just set the price for that special shirt to cost + $100 or
whatever -- as if by magic, we don't even need PayPal for that option.

Also, Land's End only does stiched logos -- to add richer text (e.g. "I
(heart) OSGeo") wouldn't really work.

On the other hand, if we make the price be really high such that only a
small number would donate at that level (such that shipping would be
easier to deal with), then I could see us doing some nice Lands End
jackets or something.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Birch [mailto:Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca] 
> Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 12:52 PM
> To: fundraising at fundraising.osgeo.org; 
> dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org; 
> dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org; board at board.osgeo.org
> Cc: Laura Rivera
> Subject: [Fundraising] OSGeo "Donate" Buttons
> Hi all,
> With Laura's help we now have a PayPal account, and I have set up an
> initial "Donate" link, though I haven't been brave enough to test it
> yet... I can just hear my wife yelling at me when it blows up 
> our credit
> card.
> Can you please give me some guidance on what you think I 
> should do with
> this?
> A) Single open button with no amount attached?
>   - With some wording about suggested levels?
>   - Without any supporting text?
> B) Some basic fixed amounts + open? These can be named differently, so
> they're easier to track for shirt shipments, etc.
>   - Open Donation (User chooses)
>   - Supporting Member ($50)
>   - Supporting Member + High Quality T-Shirt ($100)
>   - Supporting Member Over $100 (User chooses)
> C) Look into using the "Buy Now" function instead of "Donate" 
> for these
> items?
> D) Other?
> Are there any concerns about using the word "Donate"?  Are we official
> yet... do we need to offer receipts?
> Thanks,
> Jason

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