Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 hours ago

#2056 closed task (fixed)

www.osgeo.org donate button

Reported by: jive Owned by: webcom@…
Priority: critical Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2024-II
Component: WebSite Keywords: staging
Cc:

Description

The staging.osgeo.org website is close to ready, one thing we have not added yet is a "donate" button from our original Drupal website.

Ideally we would like donations to have a chance to specify what they are for in the PayPal comment field (for example "map server", "travel grant", etc...). See example instructions here.

The give-up.com word press plugin came recommended.

Change History (14)

comment:1 by wildintellect, 6 years ago

I would prefer an html widget, over a plugin for maintainability. I also can't easily find the plugin suggested, please provide a link to the documentation for it.

It may be possible on the Paypal side to customize the form to make it easy for donors pick from a list the intended use of the donation. Though I think a disclaimer needs to be in place, unless the board has specified that paypal donations will always go to exactly what a donor specifies.

comment:2 by jive, 6 years ago

Ha ha - auto correct messed up my link.

The cone that was recommended to me was https://givewp.com/ (it provides a nice email receipt and so on for tax purposes depending on our 501 status).

comment:3 by jive, 6 years ago

As for donations, we do an annual call out for sponsors listing activities, projects and events that can be sponsored explicitly - see http://www.osgeo.org/sponsorship for "OSGeo 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities"

comment:4 by jive, 6 years ago

I will try and get a list of activities, projects and events out of tomorrows board meeting.

Informally:

  • any project that has a budget request should also be listed as a "donate" option
  • travel grant program
  • bonn code sprint
  • while we are not donating to committees, if a committee has an initiative that can be supported financially we can list it

Foss4g global and regional events are all running their own sponsorship programs.

comment:5 by jive, 6 years ago

Component: Systems AdminWebSite
Owner: changed from sac@… to webcom@…

comment:6 by jive, 6 years ago

strk suggests the following was suggested as an alternative to a proprietary plugin:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-paypal/

comment:7 by robe, 6 years ago

Summary: staging.osgeo.org donate buttonwww.osgeo.org donate button

comment:8 by jive, 6 years ago

It is making it hard to run code sprints not having a PayPal button!

  • The wp-paypal button while free is not suitable (it is too complicated with a shopping cart and so on)
  • The https://givewp.com/ was more focused on our use case, code available on GitHub using a GPL license (https://github.com/impress-org/give). And once again I think we can pay for this if it enables our teams and supports an open source company produce plugins like this

Other options:

comment:9 by jive, 6 years ago

Priority: normalcritical

Increasing the importance of this issue as it is effecting recently fundraising efforts.

comment:10 by darkblueb, 5 years ago

https://www.osgeo.org/

where is the Donate button ?

comment:11 by jive, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Can this be considered resolved now?

comment:12 by jive, 2 weeks ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

I am reopening this as the the manner in which the addition was made conflicts with the goals of the website.

See discussion on discourse on the loss of "About OSGeo" action.

I have also reopened the website content issue.

We need a good visual design for a donate button. If fundraising is to be added to the home page it could be more kindly added by highlighting a sponsor; and having buttons for sponsorship and donation. Then it would tell the story of foss4g software being financially supported; and providing an invitation to do so.

comment:13 by cvvergara, 4 hours ago

The Donate button is no longer there.

comment:14 by cvvergara, 4 hours ago

Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2024-II
Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Created the Donate button under the About OSGeo button.

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