[IPFire Artwork] Reworking the donation page

Maurice Gesswein maurice.gesswein at ipfire.org
Thu Nov 23 00:45:06 CET 2017


Hi,

due to personal reasons I was not able to spent that much time into the
donate page so far. This is an unfinished version in our biggest viewport.
Rest will follow asap.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nz2ktou84szrya0/Donate%20-%20XL.png?dl=0

Best, Maurice

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Michael Tremer <michael.tremer at ipfire.org>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I put together some ideas for the donation page. We have the problem that
> we
> basically get no donations any more outside of the wishlist and even those
> are
> frankly way too low. The don't even cover our cost.
>
> And since we a providing a good product here which saves people a lot of
> money
> we should not be afraid to ask for donations. Of course it is still free
> for
> everyone to donate or not, but some people need to be reminded that this
> possibility exists.
>
> So we will now add some new features: We will allow donations via credit
> card
> and standing order to make this really hassle-free and we will allow
> recurring
> donations because some people prefer to give a small amount each month
> instead
> of a big amount once a year.
>
> We will also remove the variety of currencies and just use EUR & USD and
> suggest
> depending on GeoIP which one is default. USD will be default for the US and
> Canada obviously, but we will try to encourage people to use EUR when ever
> possible since we pay less fees.
>
> Payment options are credit card & SEPA direct debit which support recurring
> donations. We don't support that with PayPal at the moment, but I think I
> will
> need to implement their API.
>
> I would like to suggest amounts to donate. That seems to be common
> practice. We
> should have 250, 100, 50, 25, 10 and a custom option where people can
> enter what
> ever they want. The minimum should be 1 (EUR/USD). If a recurring donation
> is
> picked, we should use some JS to halve the amount on those buttons.
>
> We have to get the full name and address of the person who donates for tax
> reasons and secondly to get the payments through because the credit card
> companies validate those against their own database.
>
> We will also collect the email address to get in touch with people.
>
> So in the end the process will look like this:
>
> 1) Person selects one-time/monthly payment, an amount by clicking on a
> button
> and selects the payment type. Click something like "Donate Now".
> 2) A form is shown to enter name, email & address.
> 3) Redirect to payment provider to enter credit card stuff, etc.
> 4) Payment provider redirects back to a thank you page
>
> This is probably a good example and done quite similar:
>   https://donate.mozilla.org/
>
> I have also written a few new texts that probably need a little bit of
> refinement, but should be a good start:
>
>
> Why should I donate?
>
> We are proud of what we are doing here at IPFire. We create a free firewall
> distribution that is free to use for everyone anywhere in the world. To do
> that,
> we need to provide the infrastructure to distribute it to our users and
> provide
> the right tools for our developers to help them to make IPFire better
> every day.
>
> Donations from individuals and corporations are the only way to keep all
> of our
> services free for everyone. They pay for hosting, advertising, purchase
> equipment and to fund the work of the people behind it.
>
> Our ambition is to compete with projects backed by large corporations and
> proprietary solutions and we cannot do that without you. Become a supporter
> today!
>
>
> How much should I give?
>
> Donations range from single digits donations to hundreds. For us it is
> important
> to give something back to help this project to succeed. If you want to
> help,
> please do so and encourage others to do so, too.
>
>
> Maybe we will also have a small FAQ depending if people have some
> difficulties
> to donate or commonly asked questions.
>
> There should also be some area for the smallprint since we need to tell
> people
> who they are donating to and that we don't do any refunds, etc.
>
> @Maurice: Could you design a page like this?
>
> @Sven: Would you be up to implement his with the JS and all other frontend
> bits?
> I would develop the backend and the interfaces with the payment providers.
>
> Best,
> -Michael
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