[IPython-dev] IPython donations are now live

fawce fawce at quantopian.com
Mon Oct 22 17:55:17 EDT 2012

Maybe you can A/B test and see if the sidebar does get you enough donations to justify being more forward?

On Oct 22, 2012, at 5:51 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> today we received the great news that NumFOCUS was approved by the IRS
> (USA tax authority for those of you outside the US) as a non-profit
> foundation.  This means that it can officially collect donations that
> support its mission and those can be tax-deductible.
> Not wanting to waste any time, I've added a donation page to the project:
> http://ipython.org/donate.html
> as well as a link on the sidebar.  By all means let me know if you
> have any feedback on this.  I especially want to know if we should
> just get rid of the sidebar link.  At first that's all I had, but it
> turned out that we couldn't add any explanatory text to the actual
> paypal checkout page, so it seemed best to have a real 'donate' page.
> But now the duplication is starting to feel a little too 'in your
> face' for my taste, so I'm leaning towards removing the sidebar link
> and just leaving the more discree 'donate' link in the top navbar and
> the page.
> The flip side is that the donate button is more visible throughout the
> site, and it may result in improved donations...
> Thoughts?
> In any case, feel free to advertise this!
> Cheers,
> f
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