https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalenRich24

Donations

As most of you know this website has been a help to many people. This is not new. I am looking into it if we can add a donations button on the main screen. This will help Duolingo to make this website even better than it already is.

There should be an input for how much you want to donate. There must be a minimum though. This minimum amount should be around at least $1.00 just so people are not allowed to spam 1 cent donations (like other websites have had happen). Maximum amount can be whatever Admin choose it to be.

Thank you and we hope to see this happen in the near future.

May 12, 2016

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

They are working out the business model. The motto does not help "free education" but Luis, Hacker and the VCs are smart people, they will come out with a brilliant idea. I would donate, Duolingo is a great service.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalenRich24

Yes I would donate too. This is a great way to learn a language in a shorter amount of time than taking classes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mattenhall

This is a great idea! So far the only things that are supporting Duolingo are the Test Center tests, and investments by large companies. Even though Duolingo is a "free" website, I would like to send a little money to commemorate the team's hard work :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalenRich24

Thank you for the support! I agree %100!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena4Perez

Duolingo is not a non-profit.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbm345

That is true, and is the reason donations will not be tax deductible. I think some people do not realize that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrissyFen

I completely agree with the comments above. While it is a free resource, I'm sure there's more than a few of us who both would like to support Duo, and have the resources to do so.

I don't have a full time job anymore, but could still manage a small donation to support something we get so much value from, while appreciating that any small donation I could make, also helps to keep the resource free for others who aren't in a position to do so..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena4Perez

This is not a non-profit. You have always been able to go to the gear store to buy something from Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrissyFen

OK. Sorry, I had no idea such a thing existed - could you tell me where it is?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frenchgirl198

This is a good idea. I have an idea. Whenever we level up we donate something like food or something to people who don't have as much as we do.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbm345

I don't know what problems might be associated with this, and how it may affect the Duolingo image, but on the surface I think this is a great idea. If not on the main screen, then in one of the drop down boxes so it is not so in the face of people who might be offended with the suggestion.

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