donating

i've donated to zotero before and would like to do so again, but I can't find where to do this. There really should be a big donate button on the homepage.
  • Interesting. I wonder why they took down the link. You can donate to the Center for History and New Media, the home of the Zotero project: http://chnm.gmu.edu/donate/

    CHNM does other things as well, so a gift to them would support not only Zotero, but also Omeka, a number of public history projects, and hopefully more and more cool projects.
  • We removed the button because essentially no one was donating. On the other hand, lots of people are buying storage. We'll think about reincorporating a link to donate.
  • Some guidance on donations would be nice. I couldn't find any mention of donations in the Zotero site at all, which seems unreasonable. Perhaps something could be added to the "Get Involved" section?
  • That's a great idea. I'll work on adding something.
  • While you're modifying that page, please fix the link for "Write a translator to make it easier for zotero users to ingest content" to point to http://www.zotero.org/support/dev/translators
  • There are several other links on that page that need to be redirected as well: http://www.zotero.org/support/dev/documentation#moving_and_deleting_pages
  • Hmmm...A couple of times when launching Zotero over the course of this paper the last 7 months (the first I've used it for), I was asked to donate, and did. I just got great help from AdamSmith in the forum and wanted to go give another $10 (not much, but hey, we're on quarters and payday isn't until 10/10!) But, like those above, I can't find the button. Apparently never got added to the SUPPORT tab. But I'll use the link above!
  • Don't give up hope. 'Tis the season. I'd be happy to donate to support your great product if you made it possible. Recently, I went through an extensive and difficult transition from EndNote, moving a very large library. Your support team was stellar.
  • I'm not sure what ceemitch was referring to—to my knowledge we haven't asked for donations in years, beyond a donation link in the website header that we removed in August 2011. While past donations are quite appreciated, we don't have any current plans to solicit donations. (You can donate to Zotero's home, the Center for History and New Media, to support other worthy projects, but such donations won't directly support Zotero, and some people who donated in the past ended up on George Mason University's giving mailing list, which we never intended.)

    If you find Zotero valuable, we're happy for you to subscribe to Zotero File Storage, which hopefully will make Zotero even more useful for you and which directly supports Zotero development. If you're not interested in Zotero File Storage, don't worry about it.
  • @Dan - there is a contribute button on the mozilla add-on download page for Zotero - where does that money go?
  • @jameskrussell - beyond what Dan says, one of the best ways to support Zotero is to tell others about it: friends, colleagues, students - and perhaps less obviously so, libraries/librarians.
    I've just come back from a tour of the country giving workshops for librarians and they tell me that demand and feedback from students and faculty are key in which ref managers they support and promote.
  • edited December 13, 2012
    there is a contribute button on the mozilla add-on download page for Zotero - where does that money go?
    Ah, I forgot about that button on AMO. That goes to CHNM via the GMU Foundation, so as far as I know that'd be equivalent to the previous donate button—i.e., supporting CHNM projects generally but not Zotero directly. Given that we removed the donate button on zotero.org, we've now removed that button as well.
  • Not sure if there's a better place for this comment, it's coming in 3.5 years after last contribution, but I second the notion of making donations to Zotero *easy*. I was just looking for a way. If it must be through CHNM, perhaps you could find a way to have them add a tick box where we can state that our support is for your wonderful product, Zotero, giving you recognition for your creation and resultant revenue. Also, I don't want to buy space I don't need instead; I'd rather donate and get the tax break. :-)
  • I don't work for/at CHNM, but my understanding is that the amount of donations were too small for it to be worthwhile to keep that option around.
    If you don't need storage, just say good things to your colleagues about Zotero and report bugs when you encounter them and consider that your way of supporting Zotero.
  • Thanks, Adam, good suggestion. I already do, and will continue to do. :-) - John
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