[Ardour-Users] subscription support down, your ideas sought

Christopher Stamper christopherstamper at gmail.com
Tue May 13 08:34:58 PDT 2008

I'm guessing that 'subscribing' is something like a monthly donation? Or
maybe support?

You should send something like this on the LAU list too maybe. We all use
Ardour... :-)

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at cosgroves.us>

> On 13 May 2008 at 11:08, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> > I'm particularly interested in ideas that don't actually take me
> > much time, either in terms of research or implementation.
> Maybe some little changes in the web page?  That shouldn't take all
> that long.
> The note about 501c(3) actually delayed my subscribing, wanting to
> get matching funds from my company's foundation (ardour might qualify
> as it supports 'the arts') and wanting to get a tax deduction.  I
> wonder if anyone else is delaying?  Last I heard, non-profit status
> was a very long-term goal which might be dropped.
> Would it be useful to note on the webpage the kids of users who
> might want to consider donating?  For instance:
>  - if you sell something made with ardour, consider subscribing, or
>   "reinvesting" some of the funds into ardour.
>  - if you use ardour on an ongoing basis, consider subscribing in an
>   ongoing way
>  - if you include ardour in your distribution, consider supporting
>   ardour
>  - if you want to continue to amaze your friends with how much Linux
>   can do, then support ardour
>  - if you want to choose one ardour feature bug/support issue to be
>   raised one level in priority, then subscribe today.  Mandriva Club
>   members get to vote for the priority of applications to be
>   included in future releases.
>  - if you use ardour more than once a month?
> You get the idea.  I should have paid more attention during my local
> area's public broadcasting pledge week.  ;-)
> Someone who raises funds for a living told me the other day, that the
> single hardest thing to do to raise money is to ask people to donate.
> He also said that asking is the single most productive way to increase
> donations.  You might consider asking for donations more often.  I
> know I wouldn't mind that.  You ask very seldom.
> Would a monthly mailing of financial status, e.g. current
> subscriptions, new subscriptions, goals & actuals, be workable?  It
> would quietly keep the situation in front of me.
> Anyway, I hope something here helps a bit.
> G'luck....
> P.S.:   Folks, it's pretty easy to subscribe.  Ya might as well try it.
> --
> Kevin
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