I think I see what you have in mind. You want to reduce the complexity that comes with actively deciding to support two projects, instead of just one. I guess your assumption would be right that in most cases we would be offering a shortcut that many or most people would appreciate.
We’d lose the “we take no fees” angle though. Which in any case is a bummer. Also lets not forget there still needs to be the extra effort to get across how that shortcut exactly works. Transparency and all…
@msiep what do you think about a solution that keeps pledging totally separated but still approaches early adopters: We have the option to get in touch with them (email or on site notifications) to essentially “nag” them very very subtle. Like two weeks after the first pledge we notify: “Hey, unlike other funding platforms we don’t take any money from the projects. If you think what we do is worth your support: consider pledging our own project as well!”
My expectation would be, that – given we make pledging as easy as we plan it to be – this would be a single, quick, honest, and transparent way to get more support.