Re: Friends of GNOME subscription enhancements

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Paul Cutler <pcutler gnome org> wrote:
June data is out, and subscriptions went way down:

I thought it was interesting that subscriptions was the same (100) for May and June.

In addition to some of the updates to the program Stormy mentions below that Jaap volunteered to help with, there are a few more things that have been discussed that I was hoping to follow up on:

* Thermometer - shows donation data as it grows (Shaun & Andreas, I believe you were working on this?  Any updates?)

* Add a "Donate" button to the footer of (For example, Gimp at has one right in their right hand navigation)

Andreas and I talked about this at the Desktop Summit and I think he was going to do it ...

* We're approaching our $20k goal for Sysadmin - what's our next goal, and how much?  (I like goals, I think it helps people to focus on them and want to attain them)

Actually, we haven't. That's why we could use the thermometer. We've reached our original goal for the year of $20K. The sys admin goal was an additional goal on top of that.

If anyone wants to grab a task, the help is appreciated!

If you want to help and aren't sure how, just propose it here!




On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 1:28 AM, Jaap A. Haitsma <jaap haitsma org> wrote:
I can have a go at it.

BTW how high were the donations in June? Did it go up?


On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 18:46, Stormy Peters<stormy gnome org> wrote:
> Who would like to be the Friends of GNOME maintainer?
> We've gotten a lot of feedback, especially on the subscription process.
> People would like to be able to:
> - choose their monthly amount
> - pick an annual subscription or a monthly subscription
> - pick dollars or euros
> And we've gotten feedback like:
> - the default amount should be at least $25
> - make it easy to make a one time payment in your preferred amount
> And we need it to be easy to just pick the default and go without lots of
> choices overwhelming people. I'm not a usability expert, but obviously we
> can't just keep listing more and more options, we need to branch out into
> drop down lists, etc.
> Another complication is that Paypal doesn't allow variable amounts, so we
> will have to create a Paypal subscription for every option we offer. Rosanna
> and I can help with that part.
> Would somebody like to take on the challenge?
> Stormy
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