Well, let me say THANK YOU! I didn’t expect this kind of response to my donations request (or rather I should say my notice about the new donations feature). Here I’m staring at my PayPal account – yes, you have donated $500 together. Unbelievable… once again thanks for your support, it means a lot to me.
Now we must think of how to spend this fund wisely ;) I’d like to buy some advertising space on other sites (newsletters) to promote our Save the Children event. Let me know if you have any other ideas.
Let’s talk about the donor status now. It consists of the donor badge as well as of the listing on the Donors page right now. The donor status is automatically assigned to you when you return from the PayPal but you may then decide to become silent benefactor by simply clicking on the provided link.
The donor badge started some controversy… So what was the main idea behind adding the badge? It was promotion of the donations, NOT putting the pressure on those who didn’t donated. But the truth is that I was not 100% positive about adding this badge. Usually I feel positive or negative about the possible new features but in this case I was not sure. I expected this kind of controversy.
The compromise means having the Donors page and removing the Donor badges. I don’t want the Donor badge to be the main motivator to make a donation. The site and community itself should be the main reason. On the other hand I also want to (at least) have a page that says “Thank You”.
Let’s try it this way for now… and I’m expecting your feedback on this issue.