option to override to $0 is very important to the ideals of the party.
Ties in with the namesake that “pirates” want everything for free.
Someone who deliberately choose to pay $0 is unlikely to pay more if they were forced to.
Helps with numbers of showing how many supporters we have, let alone minimums required if there was an audit, there are a lot of backups
$0 Members could be lost by non renewal
There are other opportunities to fundraise during the course of membership
For example in my case, I did a $0 membership because finances were tight and I wanted to knew the party a bit better before making a financial commitment. I then donated $75 via. Pozible and will get a bit of swag out of it too.
I am not against tiered membership either to identify who are financially supportive and who are going along the ride because it’s free.
+1 for Bitcoin too… And for God Sakes DOGECOIN too. Seriously the Dogecoin community is amazing and I think that an Australian guy started it. We probably have many synergies with members of the Dogecoin community and those guys jump at anything that supports Dogecoins
$0-24.99 - Basic member
$25+ - Full member
$25 - Concession (self declared - if you think you deserve it)
$50 - Full Price
$75 or more - Pirate Party booty of swag (T-shirt, badge, some stickers. I wouldn’t mind a Polo Top actually which is more “Professional” to wear to work to raise awareness there, if this can be arranged)
(Helps get a head start on getting some marketing materials and awareness/free advertising on the ground)