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Re: [tdf-discuss] Ways to collect Money for Attendance at Conferences / Hackfests etc.

Hi Andreas,

Andreas Mantke wrote on 2012-02-06 20:25:
I came in a discussion with a core member of another OpenSource community (Plone)
across the topic of collecting money for members that want to attend at a Conference
or a Sprint (we call that Hackfest) and give there a presentation or work with others
on a topic. She told me that the member runs a ChipIn then and regularly get the
needed travel expenses.

thanks a lot for this proposal!

Indeed, I plan to run another round of fundraising after the foundation has been incorporated, with naming specific donation goals: travel funding, infrastructure, buildbots, merchandise etc.

From a tax perspective, it looks as if it should be no problem, since funds are transferred to PayPal afterwards. Do you know if the ChipIn take some fee from the incoming donations, or if they are passed on 1:1?

Apart from that - what would be the real benefit of using ChipIn, compared to e.g. letting people directly donate to our PayPal and bank account, with a progress meter shown on the page? ChipIn seems to automatically adjust the progress meter, while we would have to do it manually - but besides, any other advantages?


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