Proposal: Recurring donations - increase flexibility

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Wed Jul 29 19:44:05 BST 2020

El dimecres, 29 de juliol de 2020, a les 19:06:34 CEST, XYQuadrat va escriure:
> Hello everyone,
> Let me preface this email that I do not have a lot of background 
> knowledge on the monetary policies of KDE and therefore my proposal 
> might be not sensible at all.
> For individuals who want to support KDE on a regular basis, we have the 
> "Join the game!" initiative (see
> Currently, there is only the option to pay 100€ on a yearly basis or 
> split those 100€ into 25€ on a quarterly basis.
> In my opinion, this is a rather strict and inflexible concept. Regular 
> donations lead to a more consistent source of donation income since they 
> fluctuate much less than one-time donations.
> I therefore believe that it would be beneficial to allow people to 
> donate less/more on a regular basis.
> One option is to simply allow anyone to donate a customizable amount per 
> year (with some minimal amount of say 10€), instead of the fixed 100€.
> Another option would be to introduce the by now often used concept of 
> tiers - fixed amounts that then grant some small benefit such as being 
> named on a KDE website, receiving a small "Thank You" card or similar.
> These tiers would then cover a wider range of amounts (e.g. 10€ - 50 € - 
> 100 € - 250€ - 500€).
> What do people think about this? (Of course, in the end this requires 
> approval of the board. But I think this shouldn't be all too 
> controversial of a change.)

This was voted and approved by the KDE eV membership assembly a while ago, it's just that it is not as easy to implement as we would like and thus it still has not happened.


> Best regards,
> Julian / xyquadrat

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