Re: Need general donation button

From: laird popkin <lairdp_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2004 - 15:58:02 CDT

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 16:08:53 -0400, David Mertz
<> wrote:
> I just sent out the fundraising blurb on the homepage to another
> mailing list I'm on; and I'll work on sending it (or something similar)
> to other places.
> One thing we could really use, IMO, is another link that lets people
> donate an amount other than $10/month. That's a great amount as a
> recommendation, but other people may want to make larger, but one-time
> donations. Or even other monthly amounts. Or whatever. Could we
> please get another button that says something like: "Donate other
> amount" (maybe right under the membership button)? Laird?

The other donation button is actually on the page, but commented out
to focus attention on monthly subscriptions. So it'd be easy to show

Paypal assumes that all "subscriptions" are for fixed amounts, so
users can't enter the amount. We could easily make buttons for $10,
$25, $100, etc., that would have a similar effect.

So how about if we make the text in the left box:

Become an OVC Supporting Member for
[$10] [$25] [$100] a month, or

[Make a one-time Donation].

> Well... this doesn't matter so much, but thermometer icon looks a
> little silly to me. Maybe we could shrink it a bit so your eye doesn't
> go right towards it. Especially since right now it only reads 8/1111.
> Psychologically, if it said 500 viewers would probably be more inclined
> to add their membership--but no one wants to be (almost) first.
> Drawing a little less attention to that might be better.

Sure, the height (150) and width (80) is configurable. So are the
color of the bar and the labels. Suggestions?

- Laird Popkin, cell: 917/453-0700
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