[OSGeo-Board] RE: [Fundraising] OSGeo "Donate" Buttons
Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Fri Aug 25 18:39:07 EDT 2006
OK, sounds like shirt-memberships would be better-handled through a
CafePress link to a specific product.
So to start, does anyone have any objections to me setting up a single
Supporting Member "Buy Now" button with a value of $50?
For donations, should I wait until I find out whether we need to issue
receipts? Is a supporting membership considered a donation?
From: Michael P. Gerlek [mailto:mpg at lizardtech.com]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 13:13
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: [OSGeo-Board] RE: [Fundraising] OSGeo "Donate" Buttons
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
> D) Other?
> Are there any concerns about using the word "Donate"? Are we official
> yet... do we need to offer receipts?
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