Latest in the annals of nonprofits making odd UI choices in their donation forms:
The nonprofit I’m about to donate to has a name-suffix field. I got curious and looked at it. Here are the values provided in the dropdown menu:
- J.D. Ph.D.
- Jr. Esq.
As usual with this sort of thing (see also L’Imperatrice, c’est moi), I feel like they tried their hardest to be weirdly specific (it lists both “M.D.” and “MD”!), while missing vast swathes of options (DDS but no OD; VII but no VIII; MS but no MA; MD but no NP; etc).
But even so, I wouldn’t have posted about this list if it hadn’t been for that mysterious final entry:
I had never encountered the name suffix “Ratner” before, and TSOR didn’t help. Eventually I noticed that earlier in the page, they had requested donations to their “Michael Ratner Campaign for the Next Generation.” So I’m guessing that either an internal database notation got inadvertently added to the publicly visible form, or they want people who are donating to the Michael Ratner fund to add “Ratner“ to their names as a suffix.