[Fundraising] Re: [VisCom] Shirts and CafePress

Gary Lang gary.lang at autodesk.com
Tue Aug 22 00:24:11 EDT 2006

Paypal should be fine, but there seems to be an issue of using a tax ID
for a company with no credit. Laura and my finance guy are working on

-----Original Message-----
From: Tyler Mitchell (External) 
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 7:50 AM
To: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
Cc: fundraising at fundraising.osgeo.org
Subject: [Fundraising] Re: [VisCom] Shirts and CafePress

On 21-Aug-06, at 6:20 AM, Dave McIlhagga wrote:

> 2. How about a $5 OSGeo surcharge on all items? It's not a lot, but  
> let's us tell people that purchasing includes a contribution to  
> OSGeo which is a feel good thing for people. If anything, I think  
> it might encourage more purchases rather than discouraging them.

I never thought of it that way - I like that idea.  People have been  
waiting for a way to donate.  Which brings up the 'donate now' idea.   
We have the treasurer at osgeo.org address set up with PayPal.  Is  
PayPal a good way to collect donations or, does anybody know, if  
there is something more designed for non-profits available?


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