[VisCom] RE: [Fundraising] Re: [VisCom] Shirts and CafePress

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Tue Aug 22 18:12:14 EDT 2006

Once it's cleared for accepting funds/linked to the official
account/whatever, send me the Donate Now code I'll add it to the website


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael P. Gerlek [mailto:mpg at lizardtech.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 15:03
To: fundraising at fundraising.osgeo.org; dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
Subject: [VisCom] RE: [Fundraising] Re: [VisCom] Shirts and CafePress

I've looked around, and yes: PayPal is perfect for collecting donations.

I've just pinged Gary on what needs to be done to actually enable our


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:tylermitchell at shaw.ca]
> 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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