[ubuntu-us-ma] PayPal vs The Point, Anime Boston Update!

Elizabeth DeMarco lizzie at lizzie.com
Fri Oct 23 12:35:39 BST 2009

I vote Paypal

On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 04:32 -0400, Danny Piccirillo wrote:
> Hey everyone, 
> We need help deciding on what to use for fundraising for anime boston.
> Here's a comparison i made:
> The Point
> PayPal
> Uses threshold pledge to encourage
> donations
> Donations go straight to us
> Findraiser widget provided
> Have to create our own progress
> widget
> 5% Fee
> No fees for non-profits?
> Requires re-entering credit card
> info
> Everyone already has it
> I'm leaning towards the point, but Martin is opposed. Can others weigh
> in on this? 
> Also, if we're going to be at AB, we need people to man the booth!
> I'll be behind the video camera for a good amount of time, so i need
> help from people willing to hand stuff out, do live installs,
> demonstrations, talk to people, etc. Two passes are included in the
> booth price but additional ones are $40. Who is planning on helping
> out? 
> Please review the blog
> post: http://docs.google.com/View?id=ajdqhbdzgsdj_1213h4th6c8
> and press
> release: http://docs.google.com/View?id=ajdqhbdzgsdj_12159n6bgrdx
> and let me know what you think! 
> Finally, here's a draft of my letter to the SETC: 
>         Hello, 
>         My name is Danny Piccirillo and i am a member of the Ubuntu
>         Massachusets Team. I'm planning a campaign to promote Ubuntu
>         at the upcoming Anime Boston convention and i was wondering if
>         the SETC, being a non-profit, could provide expertise in
>         planning for the event. Basically, we at least want to raise
>         enough money, $3,350 for 16,000 copies of the Ubuntu manga, a
>         Japanese-style comic book to distribute at the convention.
>         We'd be happy to advertise the SETC and promote classes there
>         if you could help us process donations. Details on the project
>         plans are
>         here: http://docs.google.com/View?id=ajdqhbdzgsdj_1213h4th6c8
>         Please let me know if you are interested! Thanks,
>         .danny
> -- 
> ☮♥Ⓐ - http://www.google.com/profiles/danny.piccirillo

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