Donation requests


(system) #1

medfetch wrote on Thursday, September 29, 2016:

The message on the website for an urgent appeal… Is it effective?
Perhaps an approach like Ubuntu takes at:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/contribute?version=16.04.1&architecture=amd64
would be effective also?
Ray


(system) #2

bradymiller wrote on Sunday, October 02, 2016:

Hi,

Stamping that appeal on the website and basically every main wiki page has brought in many more donations than previously. The next revision of the website will make the donate button more prominent:

We could also add a page like Ubuntu has for Contributions, but the issue will become how many users will click on the link to see the Contributions page (via being forced to see the appeal/donate button on every main page).

I am also considering placing a Appeal and Donate button on the About page within OpenEMR (which can be turned off via a global). Thoughts?

-brady
OpenEMR


(system) #3

matthewvita wrote on Wednesday, October 05, 2016:

Off topic: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2016/10/03/moss-supports-four-more-open-source-projects-with-300k/

… does OpenEMR have a good chance with applying to this?

-m


(system) #4

robertdown wrote on Wednesday, October 05, 2016:

The board has plans to apply for several grants, we’ve been working internally for several months on some of the logistics regarding this.


(system) #5

bradymiller wrote on Wednesday, October 05, 2016:

Hi,

Plan to make an item for the board meeting next week to discuss raising of funds. We need to try to take advantage of any and all funding opportunities. Please feel free to keep throwing out ideas here (no matter how crazy they seem to be).

Regarding grants, there are 2 bottlenecks:

  1. Revocation status still pending
  2. A grant writer

-brady
OEMR Organization


(system) #6

cmswest wrote on Wednesday, October 05, 2016:

…that’s a funny looking bottle. Maybe we could reach out to past donors with the emails they used with paypal?


(system) #7

visolve1995 wrote on Wednesday, October 05, 2016:

How about a $XX donation and you get to say what functionality you want!

After the review with the community we implement your functionality or your
money back!

I do not know the legal issues here since Brady said no matter how crazy
they seem to me…and this is my crazy thought!

-Sena

-Sena

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Brady Miller bradymiller@users.sf.net
wrote:

Hi,

Plan to make an item for the board meeting next week to discuss raising of
funds. We need to try to take advantage of any and all funding
opportunities. Please feel free to keep throwing out ideas here (no matter
how crazy they seem to be).

Regarding grants, there are 2 bottlenecks:

  1. Revocation status still pending
  2. A grant writer

-brady
OEMR Organization http://www.oemr.org/

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(system) #8

robertovasquez wrote on Wednesday, October 05, 2016:

THE USERS will be able to download the PATIENT PORTAL module after a $35.00 donation.


(system) #9

matthewvita wrote on Thursday, October 06, 2016:

Donation hashtag campaign with targeted posts to a subset of these subreddits: https://www.reddit.com/r/healthcare+healthit+diabetes+cancer+fibromyalgia+pbm+optometry+globalhealth+emergencymedicine+pharmacy+medicalschool+nursing+ukhealthcare


(system) #10

visolve1995 wrote on Thursday, October 06, 2016:

Since we are an Open Source and a not for profit is this legal?


(system) #11

robertdown wrote on Thursday, October 06, 2016:

My guess is that we cannot charge for the patient portal


(system) #12

bradymiller wrote on Thursday, October 06, 2016:

Thanks for the ideas Stephen, Sena, Matthew, and Roberto. Although I agree we shouldn’t charge for software, lets just keep posting ideas no matter how crazy they seem :slight_smile:


(system) #13

robertovasquez wrote on Thursday, October 06, 2016:

I’m not telling about selling openemr software, my point is selling a module or plugin in the same way that wordpress does.


(system) #14

bradymiller wrote on Wednesday, October 12, 2016:

Hi,

Just to organize ideas for the board meeting tomorrow:

  1. OpenEMR website with more detailed contribution page
  2. Donate button within OpenEMR on the About page
  3. Grants
  4. Reach out via emails(from paypal) of prior donors
  5. Donate for a feature request (and return donation if feature is not delivered)
  6. Donation hashtag compaign on reddit
  7. Allow download of module(s) after receiving a donation
  8. Crowdsourcing
  9. Requesting donations from OpenEMR vendors/professionals

-brady
OEMR Organization


(system) #15

bradymiller wrote on Thursday, October 13, 2016:

Hi,

Discussed some of the above options at length at the board meeting today. Can listen to audio of board meeting here for details:
http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/OEMR_wiki_page#October_12.2C_2016

Here are some results of the discussion:

  1. OpenEMR website with more detailed contribution page
    -May be difficult (at least for now) to track funds going to the requested projects. Also risk of not having funds for the boring yet vital stuff.

  2. Donate button within OpenEMR on the About page
    -Will add this to OpenEMR.

  3. Grants.
    -Created a committee for this specifically and the first step will be indentifying all potential grants that OEMR can apply to and explore the mechanisms of grant writing:
    http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/OEMR_wiki_page#Grants_Working_Committee

  4. Reach out via emails(from paypal) of prior donors.
    -Will pursue this. First step will be creating a standard email template.

  5. Donate for a feature request (and return donation if feature is not delivered).
    -May be difficult (at least for now) to track funds going to the requested projects. Also risk of not having funds for the boring yet vital stuff.

  6. Donation hashtag compaign on reddit.
    -Very cool idea and wil pursue this. First steps will be exploring the mechanisms of donation requests on reddit and then creating a standard request template.

  7. Allow download of module(s) after receiving a donation.
    -Didn’t get much attention during the meeting.

  8. Crowdsourcing.
    -Discussed Indiegogo and will be exploring the mechanisms of pursuing funding there.

  9. Requesting donations from OpenEMR vendors/professionals
    -Will pursue this. First step will be creating a standard email template.

  10. Online store.
    -Online store to purchase OpenEMR mugs, cups, etc. This wasn’t really discussed much, but will be a prerequisite for item below. This will require better website infrastructure. There is a plan to migrate the OpenEMR website off sourceforge in the future and at that point could pursue this.

  11. Auctioning of services.
    -Vendors/professionals could auction off service (ie. 10 hours of development/customization). For this, as with item 10 above, would require better website infrastructure. There is a plan to migrate the OpenEMR website off sourceforge in the future and at that point could pursue this.

I hope I didn’t miss anything. If I did or you have input on these ideas ot have other ideas, feel free to chime in.

-brady
OEMR Organization


(system) #16

bradymiller wrote on Wednesday, October 19, 2016:

Hi,

In regards to item 2 above, I added a Donate button in the OpenEMR About page:

(note I basically copy/pasted Robert’s Donate button from his pending open-emr.org website improvements)

thoughts?

-brady
OEMR Organization