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March 20, 2024

Fundraising 2024 & more

new-ribbons-2024-orange-110.pngWe are revamping our donor ribbons while preparing for the 2024 Fundraising Campaign.

Nikonians that have participated in our past fundraising campaigns have had a "donor ribbon" awarded when contributing above a certain level.

Design of ribbons
We are updating the Donor ribbon designs, with a new ribbon for each fundraising we have ran in the past. As you may know, the Donor ribbons awarded to members so far did not change in appearance for the different fundraising campaigns, only the assignment text did (the text shown when you are hoovering over a ribbon).

The color scheme for the new ribbons is work in progress, so there will be some changes until finally set. Enjoy!

Assignment schedule
The donor ribbons were awarded manually in the past by the team. We are now in the process of automating this, mainly to
a) Be up-to-date on this, with less lagging between a donation and the award of the ribbon.
b) Ensure that there is total fairness for each member that is awarded a ribbon with an exact threshold when a ribbon is awarded. The threshold has been set at 50 US Dollars (which it was back in 2014 when we started with the ribbons), at which level a ribbon is awarded to the member.

Once we are done with this change, which probably will take a week plus, some members (should be a few only) that have not received a ribbon awarded for past contributions may now find themselves with a donor ribbon awarded.

Higher contributions warrant a different text when the member is awarded the ribbon, with several discrete steps. The second step after 50 USD is 100 USD.

Fundraising Campaign 2024
We are currently working on: Improving our learning content, enhancing existing features and new tools incl. photo critique & feedback possibilities.

Contributions above $50 USD receive a unique, 2024 Donor Ribbon as a small thank you - Make sure you are logged in before paying. With $150 USD and above you are eligible for the new, limited black edition of our Nikonians Supporter Baseball Cap, which will be produced in two batches this year, first production in July 2024.

The campaign is open for contributions - see the donation page to contribute.

Thank you very much! Bo, JRP and the whole team at Nikonians

Posted by bgs at March 20, 2024 10:12 AM