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

mfburdett at gmail.com mfburdett at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 20:40:10 UTC 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.


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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