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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]: where is the donation button
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:55:37 GMT
On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 3:51 AM, Jürgen Schmidt
<jogischmidt@googlemail.com> wrote:

<snip>

> I think if we really want to promote the donation possibility it have to
> be more prominent and I agree to Rob that the upper right corner would
> be perfect.
>
> I would prefer a donation button that either goes to a PayPal page
> directly or a separate page where we give some more background why
> donations to Apache helps AOO. Here we can link to the the Apache
> donation page as well where people can find bank information for other
> donation channels.
>

We should try to avoid having too many links for the user to navigate.
 So maybe a prominent button on header that takes it to an
AOO-specific donation page, and that page then has the Paypal button.
That allows us to distinguish contributions from AOO users versus
other Apache contributions.  Of course, it all goes into the same
fund, but I think it is good to be able to measure the effectiveness
of our efforts.

The other thing PayPal allows is a "thank you" page that it directs to
after the donation.  So we should have a landing page for that.  That

> I know from the past that we have reached many, many small donations
> from many individuals who would never send a check or would probably
> never do a wired transaction.
>
> But I agree that we should contact fundraising before we go live with
> anything.
>
> Juergen
>
>>
>>>
>>> But I'd recommend raising the idea with V.P., Fundraising.   My
>>> impression was the ASF is more geared to receiving larger
>>> contributions.  Although receiving 10,000 donations of 10 euros would
>>> be significant, I imagine it would increase bookkeeping work, and I
>>> wouldn't want to flood anyone unless they were prepared for this.
>>>
>>> So maybe a note to Fundraising@ is in order?
>>
>> I would say that we should commit the footer change and then ask them about a button
at the top - perhaps to the right of "search".
>>
>> The other question is whether the link should be to #Paypal or the whole page.
>>
>> If the project wants an intermediate page then we should add htat now before contacting
fundraising@.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>
>>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>>>> Right now, on the main web site, we have "Develop" as a tab. Would  we be
>>>> better making this "Get Involved" where it goes back to the project web
>>>> site, and make "Donations" more visible on that page? Currently, its a left
>>>> nav item way toward the bottom.
>>>>
>>>> I don't have any ideas for the wiki or forums.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> //drew
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2012/7/16 Jürgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@googlemail.com>:
>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I thought we had replaced the former donation button with
a new that
>>>>>>>> goes directly to Apache. I tried today to find it but haven't
found any
>>>>>>>> hints for making a donation on our website.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Maybe I am simply to silly to find it in the morning and
I happy for
>>>>> any
>>>>>>>> hint.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> But If I am not to silly and there is no donation button
anymore, I
>>>>>>>> would like to discuss to include one on all pages. And we
should create
>>>>>>>> a page explaining why donations to Apache will help the OpenOffice
>>>>>>>> project. This includes the user forum as well.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Juergen
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> MzK
>>>>
>>>> "I would rather have a donkey that takes me there
>>>> than a horse that will not fare."
>>>>                                          -- Portuguese proverb
>>
>
>

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