You may notice there are 2 types of memberships in LarpCraft. This can be kinda confusing to players so I'm attempting to spell it out for ya here. Contribution Member - Gets you an instant membership and one-time incentives which are directed specifically towards a goal that the player values. Annual Member - Gives you daily rewards and incentives on the site and at games. Why the heck? It comes down to legal and taxes. While any company can take a donation for a cause, only licensed / legal companies (clubs, etc.) that are certain types of non-profit can allow the player and the entity to deduct certain types of taxes for such things. Does this sound like tax evasion? It's not, because characters become members and get member benefits (according to accounting thus far). We pay taxes on sales and physical products as the law requires. I've been audited before and have been through the checks and balances, it's only a matter of time before it happens again. What we don't want here is a double taxation.