Re: Contributors page

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat May 29 2004 - 12:34:31 CDT

Arthur,

> I think a list of volunteers (and what they did) is a good idea. I
> think that we can list only those contributors who give us permission
> to do so.
>
We should list "Founding Members"--I think we have 25 or so.

Also, for those that have contributed money (around 70).... I have a list of
donors in my email addr book. I could easily send a opt-in query to the
list regarding being publicly listed as an OVC donor. If we do that, we
should probably organize it so that, for example, the $250 contributor is
differentiated from the $5 contributor.

Here are some ranges I would suggest for categories

Cat1 -- under $25

Cat2 -- $25 - $99.99

Cat3 -- $100 - $249.99

Cat4 -- $250 - $999.99

Cat5 -- $1000 - $2,500

Cat6 -- $2,500 - $9,999.99

Cat7 -- $10,000 or more

Feedback welcome on

1) How these categorizations are ranged
2) What to call each category (these are not memberships)

I think "silver, gold, platinum," etc. are probably overused and may be a
bit trite for our purposes. How about somethings like,
CHAMPION
ADVOCATE
EXPONENT
MOVER
EVANGELIST
PROPONENT
PIONEER
TRAILBLAZER
VANQUISHER
PATRON
HERO
EXPOUNDER
FAN
BACKER
PROMOTER
UPHOLDER
HELPER
ABETTOR
ACCOMPLICE
ALLY
ASSOCIATE
PARTNER
SPONSOR
DEFENDER
COMPANION
COMRADE
more??

These could all be prefaced with "OVC-"

There might be something to be said for a higher number of categories (I
suggested 7 so far). We do get some multiple contributions and it might be
an incentive for someone to contribute a little more to move to the next
level of sponsorship... say for another [not too steep] amount someone
could move up from "OVC-ALLY" to "OVC-PARTNER" it might be easier to get the
incremental donation.

Alan D.

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