On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Dave Rolsky <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Feb 2008, Joshua Gatcomb wrote:
> > I am mostly ignoring the rest of what others have said in this thread
> > because I think it is detracting from your intention of getting money to
> > people to work more. Here is one thing that has frustrated me about TPF.
> > They are a non-profit organization. Yeah, kind of suprising that would be
> > the frustrating thing. The issue is that they can't take money from Bob to
> > give to Sue to work on Bob's widget. This is an extreme oversimplification
> > but in general, they have to abide by the rules that allow them to keep
> > their non-profit status. Where am I going with this?
> This doesn't make any sense to me. There's nothing about being a nonprofit
> that prevents TPF from accepting donations targeted to a specific program.
> There's a bit of accounting overhead to make it happen, but it's perfectly
> legal and in keeping with TPF's 501c3 status and its mission.
I don't know but I think I was told at least once that TPF cannot
targeted to a specific person. That might of course be different then targeting
at specific program, I am not familiar what 501c3 means.
Personally - and there might be few others - I'd be much more
comfortable to give
money to a specific target or person than to a general pool.
What I was hoping for a long time is to be able to give a modest amount
on a monthly basis. Currently AFAIK TPF can only accept stand alone payments.
IMHO many people in the community would be ready to give 5-10-20 USD/month but
it would be much harder to get them give 100 or 200 USD once a year.
How hard would it be to enable (Paypal?) recurring monthly payments to TPF?
How hard would it be to allow people to target their money to a
TPF can then still focus on raising money from corporations.