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make it possible for donors to move their donations to a sub-collective #1587

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lsmith77 opened this Issue Dec 28, 2018 · 4 comments

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lsmith77 commented Dec 28, 2018

User story

As a donor, I can move money I donated to a collective to a sub-collective so that I can support a specific sub-collective with previously donated money to the collective (as long as both collectives are on the same host)

Some more context:
As a collective you might have specific causes for which you want to do a donation drive. Lets say you need to collect $1000 to be able to fund a hackathon. So you create a sub-collective and ask people to either donate directly to this sub-collective. But existing donors can also move their donations from the main collective (to which they might donate monthly or yearly) to the sub-collective to show their support for the cause. This way the donors can basically fund the cause explictly reducing the need for governance to decide what happens with the money on the main collective that wasn’t collected for a specific cause.

Best solution for this problem

A donor can go to each collective to which they donated and see how much money they donated which has not yet been moved to a sub-collective. They can then select an active sub-collective and the amount of money that is still left in the collective that they donated and have not yet moved.

MVP

The MVP would be to have some way for the collective admins to track when they move money at the request of a donor and donors being able to see what is “left”.

Metrics

Collectives actively using sub-collectives as a means to fund specific causes.

Documentation

The goal of the documentation should be to make it easier for others to do this

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Betree commented Dec 29, 2018

Hello @lsmith77 thanks for opening this!

This should already be possible, just go to the donate page of the collective you want to send the money to, then in "Contribute As" select the collective sending the money and you should be good to go - as long as the collectives are hosted by the same host you can move the funds instantaneously.

I'll close this for now but feel free to re-open if this doesn't solve your problem.

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lsmith77 commented Dec 30, 2018

this covers the ability to move funds as an admin of a collective. it does not cover the full user story which is about “donors” reallocating the money they donated to a collective. and it does not even cover the MVP which is about tracking how much money an admin has moved on the behalf of a donor and showing the amounts to the donor.

so none of the things I requested above are currently possible.
I was aware that admins can move funds to other collectives on the same host for free before opening the ticket.

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Betree commented Dec 30, 2018

Got you, I'm reopening this 👍

@Betree Betree reopened this Dec 30, 2018

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lsmith77 commented Jan 5, 2019

what is the process here? should we wait for a go that such a feature would be accepted? or is the expectation that such a decision already requires the existance of a viable PR?

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