Hi, On 5/11/07, Simon Porter <hailstorm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My experience with finance etc doesn't go any further than looking after my own finances. I am an IT Engineer by profession, which in other words means desktop support, systems admin, that kind of thing. One thing I do have plenty of is time. I can easily spare a couple of evenings a week of my time.
I guess that currently the work doesn't require a finance expert, so I'd appreciate your help. First of all, we should probably get the email notifications for donors setup. After that, I'd love to see a way to setup a PayPal subscription where you can send a monthly/quarterly donation (pre-defined or user-chosen amount). I can give you access to our website, so you can extend the donations page.
I have already mentioned a few suggestions on the mailing list but basically what I would like to work towards is greater transparency with finances of Haiku Inc and encourage donations. It would also be nice to offload some of the workload from Michael.
One thing you could help Michael with is setting up a simple system which allows for selling our t-shirts. PayPal allows for handling such payments very easily. One requirement is that the user should be able to select the shirt size and, if possible, PayPal should keep track of the remaining number of shirts, so nobody can buy something that isn't available, anymore. It would also be nice to have a web shop (as has been discussed on this list) via Cafepress/SpreadShirt/... and sell all kinds of merchandising like shirts, bags, mugs, mouse pads, etc.. We need people who lead that effort and design the shirts, etc. (hopefully ones that don't make you look too geeky). If anyone has more suggestions please join our efforts! And now that we're at it: We need marketing and finance experts. Also, sometimes we need legal advice, so a lawyer would be very helpful (this is not a time-consuming task, just a few questions from time to time). Anyone who is an expert in one of those areas and wants to help us, please shout! Bye, Waldemar Kornewald