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What is the difference between "subscription" and "donation"?

If I work on something useful and I share everything free to anyone, the ones who think it is very important and want to support could choose to reward my work.

In this case, should I use the word "subscription" or "donation"? What is the difference between these two words in English? Thank You!

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Subscription usually implies they will keep recieving something from you. Like a magazine subscription, you get issues when published (usually monthly but sometimes bi monthly or even every few months) for a specified time period. A donation is generally a one time payment of money with no expectation of receiving something (though small "gifts" are common) So in this case you would use "donation" :) However keep in mind that unless you have a tax-exempt status of some sort you will need to claim this money as "income"

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If I choose to use "donation", I don't have to be a registered origination?
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Sorry, registered organization?
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no you don't but you may need to claim the money on your income taxes
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maybe when it is for purpose of charity, it has to be registered, is that right?
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they would make a donation. you would receive from them a "reward" if they like it. if its a subscription you would send them your product on a decided schedule

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Subscription can be a routine process, like you have to make monthly contribution for some charitable work. It is generally money, while Donation can be any amount, any thing like food grains, cloths, medicines and even blood, bone marrow, eye-donations etc.

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