So every few months, I buy a piece of SeaMonkey swag. I have a couple mugs (one has a really jacked up logo), an apron, couple t-shirts, tote bag, etc (wish there was pint glasses. With a non-jacked up logo, of course). I always figured this was probably the preferred method of donation due to:
-Advertisement (the mugs and aprons are on public display at the café I run)
-Whatever SeaMonkey's cut is, they get all of it. Rather than Elon Musk grabbing a percentage via Paypal
However, I was looking over the meeting minutes from the past couple months, and the subject of perhaps holding a pledge drive continues to be raised. Which got me questioning if the council would actually prefer straight donations over swag purchases. I mean, either/or is irrelevant to me, as it's not like I need SeaMonkey t-shirts and stickers. As stated, the mugs do serve a function (not as much as pint glasses would)--but also as stated--Zazzle's quality control could use a little more control, so it's not like I'm relying on them. So whatever the method most preferred, and would do the most good, is a-OK with me.