Frequently Asked Questions


I have a gift circle, why should I use Donanino?

In a gift circle, you are limited to only few friends. Even within those who are member of the circle, all may not be able to turn up for a meeting. DonaNino can help you to extend your gift circle to a wider audience and resolve the issue of meeting at same time. You can always meet together and exchange all the gifts.

Apart from the limits of physical and time limits, in a gift circle you may not be aware of real needs of different members and end up exchanging gifts that are of no real value. By using DonaNino, you exchange gifts that are needed.

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I have moved to a new city and need household things, furniture etc. for few months. Can DonaNino help?

DonaNino is of great help for people moving in or moving out from a city. This kind of population include students, people on a short term deputation and people who have just moved out to a new home. Normally, when someone moves out, they will throw away many small tit-bit items. List these items in DonaNino, where such items will find a new taker. When you move to a new city, you will also be able to find similar help from others.

Instead of calling up many people and asking them, it is better to invite them on DonaNino and share the list of items what you want and what you want to give. In the age of internet this works faster. When you move out, list the items that you do not want to carry with you to new place. It will help someone who is moving in or setting up a new home.

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Why DonaNino is free?
DonaNino is funded by the principle of gift economy. In that way it is not free in strict sense. Anyone is free to join DonaNino. There is no compulsion for paying any fee. Members gift money to DonaNino to meet its infrastructure and administrative expenses according to their ability and free will.

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Does DonaNino share my personal data with anyone?
DonaNino does not share personal details of its members with any other third party. Being a law abiding member, DonaNino may share data, including personal data to law enforcement agencies on need basis. When a gift is to be shipped, Donor member of DonaNino can view shipping address of receiving member for obvious reason.

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Do you serve advertisements on this site?
DonaNino do not serve any advertisement on its site for commercial purpose. It has no plan to serve any advertisement in near future either.

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I want to gift some money to DonaNino. What should I do?
There is a link to donate money to DonaNino in the page where you list a gift or ask for one. Your donation is collected by PayPal and sent to developer of DonaNino. Only registered members can donate to DonaNino.

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I want xyz feature in DonaNino. How do I request it?
Please use contact/suggestion link in the menu and submit your request. Give all details about your requirement as you can. We shall consider it for next update release.

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Do I need to pay for getting a feature in DonaNino?
You need not pay any thing for a new feature request. However, our update frequency and budget for work depends on support we get for DonaNino in terms of gift.

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I like to share my gifts with existing friends. Can DonaNino help?
DonaNino helps to list gifts and collate all people who want your gifts. It is you who ultimately decide recipient of your gift. You have the option of giving gift to your friend, even if someone else may have also asked for it. If you do not like all the requester, you may reject all of them and wait for someone who meet your liking.

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I have listed a gift but no one took it?
DonaNino user base is not very big. Maybe right now no one has the need for item you have listed. Keep it there, someone may need it in future. In the mean time, you may invite your friends to DonaNino and share a word or two about it in Social media.

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What does the DonaNino logo signify?
DonaNino logo is G in mirror image. It stands for Gift as well as Dona. Basically it is to signify the that our differences are basically a matter of perception. In its basic form all things lead to same entity. The idea of putting this reversed image is inspired by a famous cartoon by Paul Noth

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