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Re: request for sponsors page

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Joshua Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>,pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: request for sponsors page
Date: 2008-08-23 17:55:57
Message-ID: 20080823175557.GB32546@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 01:32:05PM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Dave,
> 
> > > Really? I can't think of many people who would care that much -
> > > and even if they did, simply listing names and amounts for small
> > > donors would be similarly trivial to do.
> 
> A few people care, and why not get those people's donations as well?
> Screen real estate is cheap, except on the home page.  And it makes
> people feel good about donating, even when it doesn't increase
> giving.  
> 
> All I'm talking about is having a list of donors within a few broad
> categories.
> 
> > I think Josh is using his overly pessimistic view here. We are an
> > software project not a global corporation selling something.
> 
> Huh?  What does that have to do with anything?  
> 
> Donor listings are a proven way to improve donor relations
> throughout non-profits worldwide.  

Not just non-profits, either.  We're a social species, and we're
motivated at a powerful, primitive level by messages to the effect of,
"lots of others like you are doing this."

Cheers,
David.
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