[Noisebridge-board] Differentiating affiliate and member donations on Paypal

mfburdett at gmail.com mfburdett at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 12:40:10 PST 2010


IMHO, seems like you don't want paypal.com to be the master database
of who's a member and who's not.

most member-based orgs have some other database or CRM (constituent
relationship management) system for this, and various payment methods
that they need to keep track of.

--mark

On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Noisebridge Treasurer
<treasurer at noisebridge.net> wrote:
> So, with this latest wave of donations, we have a lot of non-members
> subscribing to regular donations using the membership dues
> subscription. Whenever this happens, I email the donor asking them if
> they are an official member or if the payment is a donation. The first
> time it happened, I directed the guy to use the affiliate subscription
> link instead. However, switching to a new subscription is kind of a
> hassle for the user, and for me. Should I just leave these people as
> subscribed members according to paypal? The xero books and membership
> spreadsheet both reflect the correct info. Can anyone think of issues
> it might cause to let them remain on the membership subscription?
>
> Appreciate your thoughts.
>
> -Kelly
>


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