[kde-community] Randa Meetings fundraising - please spread

Sandro Andrade sandroandrade at kde.org
Sun Jul 10 02:38:55 UTC 2016


A quick update: I've extended the campaign for 10 additional days (akin to
what we did last year), so that we can try to boost it by using some
results from Randa. I'm preparing a dot story, please keep spreading.

Cheers,
Sandro

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 1:39 PM, Sandro Andrade <sandroandrade at kde.org>
wrote:

>
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 4:26 AM, Thomas Pfeiffer <thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Sandro,
>>
>> going to the fundraiser website, I noticed that it is out of date:
>>
>> It still talks about Randa 2016 being in the future. Shouldn't it be
>> updated,
>>
>> and instead of talking about what we _will_ do there, talk about what
>> _has been done_
>>
>> there, and than changing the message to "If you want us to be able to
>> continue doing
>>
>> such great things, please donate to fund future meetings."
>>
>
> Thanks for reporting, I've now updated the webpage.
>
>
>>
>> It's not much of a surprise to me that a campaign focused on funding a
>> specific
>>
>> meeting loses drive after that specific meeting is over. The meeting
>> happened, so
>>
>> obviously we had enough money to do it, now why donate more for it?
>>
>> If we want the fundraiser to still be engaging, we have to change the
>> message.
>>
>
> While I agree this may demotivate some donors, I'm quite conviced the
> reason for not
> reaching the goal isn't the one you pointed out. We've run the campaign
> before Randa
> dates in last years and we always experience the same fast "audience
> drain" effect, for
> a number of reasons I'd be happy to discuss afterwards.
>
> Cheers,
> Sandro
>
>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Thomas
>>
>>
>>
>> On 04.07.2016 16:42, Sandro Andrade wrote:
>>
>>> Hi there,
>>>
>>> We've reached the last week for Randa Meetings 2016 fundraising [1]
>>> and we're completely behind the goal :( That's mostly because our
>>> audience depletes rapidly after some weeks and we lack some
>>> promotional device (and man-power/energy) to keep pushing it forward.
>>>
>>> Now we need to boost its last breath, for example by:
>>>
>>> - Writing a nice blog post, everyone is welcome to do that and even
>>> more for those of you who holds a quite popular blog. That's proven to
>>> be quite effective lately.
>>> - Promoting the campaign in regions other than Europe by translating
>>> and spreading.
>>> - If you were in Randa, telling what you achieved and call for donations.
>>> - Doing anything else you feel could help ..
>>>
>>> [1] https://www.kde.org/fundraisers/randameetings2016/
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> --
>>> Sandro
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