Given the number of new-builds currently proposed or under way I've become recently more active in making donations to such projects where I can (as well as to preservation efforts) but one thing that strikes me about so many of these projects, which undoubtedly rely on significant levels of cash inflow is how difficult they are to find online and how hard it is to make donations. Most of these projects are solely reliant on cheques, cash transfers or onsite cash donations. I personally haven't written a cheque in about 15 years and where I live (Norway, Oslo) cheques have all but phased out in the banking system. Equally cash transfers overseas are fairly complicated, time-consuming and expensive. These restriction act as significant deterrents and limit the potential pools of donation revenue. The question is simple. Why do so few preservation and new-build societies offer credit card or paypal facilities for donations? Often the websites for these groups are rudimentary and difficult to find, further limiting their exposure but I gather looking at some of the websites there's little knowledge or understanding within these societies on the potential of the internet or on how to implement such features. The internet provides an unprecedented opportunity in the histroy of preservation for global reach and I'm sure that there are many, myself included residing outside the UK who would more readily donate if it were as simple as entering their credit cards online and clicking 'donate'. It concerns me that so many wonderful and worthwhile projects are being hamstrung by their relative online obscurity and by limited cash inflow options. What are people's thoughts on this?