[kde-community] Randa Meetings fundraising - please spread

Baltasar balta at profesdeciencies.net
Sun Jul 10 09:41:16 UTC 2016


I will make another post in my blog. The third!!! 
Randa is great!!!

On 10 juliol de 2016 4:38:55 CEST, Sandro Andrade <sandroandrade at kde.org> wrote:
>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 going to the fundraiser website, I noticed that it is out of date: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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