[Mageia-marketing] Getting the Donations requests out there

Romain d'Alverny rda at mageia.org
Mon Jun 6 23:28:21 CEST 2011

Hi Patricia,

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 23:03, Patricia Fraser <trish at thefrasers.org> wrote:
>> you could as well post this directly on marcom I guess.
> And artwork (who will always get dragged into these things 8-))... we
> might even take it over to the Discuss list when we've got it a bit
> more together, what do you think?

Ok, but before putting in the graphics and bigger discussion circles
(not that it's bad), we need to square a bit things and extract clear
& short action items.

>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 22:04, Patricia Fraser
> Okay, we can design that all together, I think - what goes on the
> front page and how it'll look, and where it will link to and what we
> want there.
> Following up on pledges is a bit of a different activity, but we
> could include a reminder on the Donations page - did you pledge?
> Now's the time to make good! or something like that.

Well, we already have the structure (see http://mageia.org/en/donate/ ):
 a. Teaser (not here, can be the title or a banner)
 b. Why Donate?
 c. How to track donation? (maybe to rephrase "your money at work", to
put as an aside section of the page and link to a separate page that
does show detailed use of the money, in time and with the records -
this would be an enhanced financial reports page, that we already
have, see http://mageia.org/en/about/reports/2011/)
 d. Donate (actions that should be made more clear and enable regular,
automatic donations)
 e. Thank You page, listing who gave something.

>From this, if we can automate the tracking/listing of donations, we
can build something more visual to publish on the front page, if
needed. And that's where the artwork team is in (desiging a
donation-meter for instance and/or the enhanced reports page).

Automating the background app (logging donation amounts and donators)
is in Dams basket already; that doesn't prevent from starting artwork
and/or discuss for visualization (operational) mockups.

>> > Second, I'd like to add a para to every second blog post from now
>> > until the end of August - don't forget, you can help with money
>> > too (or something like it), and a link to the Donations page.
>> We can add a permanent footer to blog posts; see bottom of this post
>> http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2940-svn-flashback-product-roadmaps-are-dangerous
>> for instance. These are good reminders.
> Yes - that's a great idea.

Ok. So apart from integrating it (and translating it), we need a set
of items to put there:
 - call to contribute
 - call to donate
 - call to download/use

That's a job for you! ;-p

>> Not sure what you mean here?
> If we're asked (as for the Inquirer article) to put some words into
> someone else's article, do we want to add Donations as a way people
> can contribute?

Ah yes. Sorry. Sure, of course. That's part of the game.


Romain d'Alverny
http://mageia.org/ board & council member

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