[Foundation-l] Fundraising totals as of Oct 7, 2007 @ 5:00 PM (EST)

Robert Rohde rarohde at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 02:11:47 UTC 2007

On Nov 9, 2007 5:41 PM, cohesion <cohesion at sleepyhead.org> wrote:

> On Nov 9, 2007 6:45 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> > On Nov 9, 2007 3:09 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > The second is - what the heck is wrong with our readers, or us, that -
> even though a) we have so much more content, b) said content is even better
> than before, and c) there are ever more people reading and otherwise making
> use of our stuff - the drive is doing *worse* than last year, even in
> absolute dollar amounts?
> >
> > One factor is surely the decision to keep the request for donations up
> > all year.  This increased the donations received during the
> > "non-fundraiser" times, but was bound to have a negative effect on the
> > actual fundraising period.
> We should put a timer on the notice, like "17 more days left!" or
> something like that. Make it seem a little more urgent.
"42 Days Left" doesn't have much of a punch.  This drive has already been
scheduled to last two months.

-Robert Rohde

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