Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 hours ago

#2056 closed task (fixed) donate button

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


The 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 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 (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 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.


  • 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:

comment:7 by robe, 6 years ago

Summary: donate 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 was more focused on our use case, code available on GitHub using a GPL license ( 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

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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