[Fundraising] Re: [VisCom] Shirts and CafePress

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Tue Aug 22 17:43:49 EDT 2006


I'm looking at the PayPal site, and it seems pretty straight-forward to
set up an OSGeo account and put a link on our homepage.  What have you
done so far -- have you already created an account with them, or..?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Lang [mailto:gary.lang at autodesk.com] 
> Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 9:24 PM
> To: fundraising at fundraising.osgeo.org; 
> dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
> Subject: RE: [Fundraising] Re: [VisCom] Shirts and CafePress
> 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
> it.
> -----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?
> Tyler

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