So I was thinking about our conversation in the other thread regarding the change in percentages…and the comparison to government is pretty much 1:1 except for one thing - individual donations. In the world we live today, you have government taking a certain portion of the money and deciding what to spend it on; The Divi Foundation for all intents and purposes is that government(although I’ll take the divi foundation over the government any day of the week :)). Then, you have those who prefer that the government doesn’t allocate the funds; rather, leave more money in our pockets, and we will choose who to give it to, instead donating a share of our income. Call it utopic, this is not meant to be a political post but just explaining the idea behind it.
So I was thinking, in addition to the official divi charity fund, might it be possible to have a fund for those of us who choose to donate a share of our masternode income for specific purposes. Unlike the official charity which is more general, here each person will get to pick what they are donating to(just like the real life situation/example). So, if I decide I want to donate to a homeless shelter, I transfer X amount of funds to a certain address that belongs to that shelter. This will require some legwork of course; In particular, getting the addresses set up for all the organizations or institutions which will wish to partake. Another option, not exactly trustless since the team will then be in charge of making sure it reaches the right place and will need to be transparent and perhaps provide proof, is to transfer it to one specific address, and then it can go from there.
The main principle behind it is instead of selling and converting to FIAT, we keep everything within the ecosystem which will strengthen the ecosystem. Also, the team might have better resources as far as OTC goes, or the places or people that are receiving the donations might want to keep it in crypto, it could also be a good way to introduce them to crypto.
The person donating the funds can choose anywhere they want it to go, including simply funneling it right into the official divi charity fund as well. just some food for thought.