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Author Topic: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators  (Read 6754 times)

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We were talking on the donationcoder chat channel and came up with a possible idea.

The idea is for people to pledge things they will give to donors during the fundraiser.
So people could pledge an item or even better a service, and an amount of donation needed to qualify.
Once an item was claimed it would not be available for others, so it would be first come first serve.
Things on the list might be like:
$50 donation = i volunteer to paint you a picture
$100 donation = one hour therapy session from KenR
etc.

I wonder if anyone knows any web service that can manage such offers and claims?

Or is this a bad idea?

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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 10:24:47 AM »
I personally think that it is a good idea. It could promote other things that standard commercial models cannot.

This sounds little more like local currency-time money concept.

http://en.wikipedia..../Time-based_currency
http://en.wikipedia..../wiki/Local_currency

http://en.wikipedia....in_the_United_States


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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 10:28:00 AM »
Nice links kartal  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 10:31:22 AM »
I have always interested in time money and similar community based efforts. So I personally would like to support such ideas as much as possible.

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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008, 10:33:39 AM »
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Or is this a bad idea?

I don't think it's a bad idea at all.  Time will tell.
The only real way to predict the motivational value of promotions is by some kind of testing.

Unfortunately I can't think of anything that I can offer in order to contribute to the cause.
I don't think 'for a donation of $25 I'll insult your intelligence' will really cut it.

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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 10:36:53 AM »
well i think the services should be as strange as possible, and as hard to map to monetary value as possible, so i think your $25 insult is a good one.

more examples:

$500 - i will name the first squirrel i see outside of my window in your honor
$10,000 - i will mail you a picture of the squirrel
$50,000 -  i will capture the squirrel and put a name collar on it
$100,000 - i will build a house for the squirrel and put your name on its tiny mailbox

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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2008, 10:43:51 AM »
And before he changes his mind, these 2 are from the chatroom:

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<mouser> 1 million = your own personal mouser
<mouser> 100,000 = i will come to your house and make homemade lassagne and ice cream

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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008, 11:51:32 AM »
$500 - i will name the first squirrel i see outside of my window in your honor
$10,000 - i will mail you a picture of the squirrel
$50,000 -  i will capture the squirrel and put a name collar on it
$100,000 - i will build a house for the squirrel and put your name on its tiny mailbox

Good job we haven't started yet, I just ate the last one...

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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2008, 04:12:43 PM »
I dunno, call me materialistic but
I think I'd donate my 50,000 bucks quicker if I could get something concrete for it (no dead squirrels please Chris :p)

I like the
<mouser> 100,000 = i will come to your house and make homemade lassagne and ice cream
I'm sure mouser would enjoy it too!

unfortunately I dont have the 50,000 or even the price of the flight
Tom racks his brains to think what he could possibly donate that might persuade others to part with their 50,000 ...
Tom

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Re: Idea for our upcoming Fundraiser - Volunteer Stuff for Donators
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2008, 01:56:15 AM »
Ok, I guess I will pledge the first real item with a realistic "price tag"...

I discovered a lot of vintage yarn awhile back and I am crocheting something with it. I have no clue what it will be when I am finished, probably an afghan of some sort. It will be pastel colored...pink, blue, pastel ombre. It could be quite large and most likely round. I am really not sure how big it will be.

I don't know how long it will take to finish. I am just going to keep crocheting till I run out of this yarn. Might not be available to send to the recipient till some time in the winter, maybe a bit longer.

But for a $50 donation to the site, when it is finished, I promise I will mail it to you.

Just in case it is important to you, I do have pets (a cat) and I am a clove smoker. I will wash it before mailing it. (I am disclosing this info because things like that matter to some people)

NOTE:  Please do not place a claim on this item until the fundraiser officially begins.