It is technically a foundation, a non profit organization website, which will allow people to make donations for the cause. Is purchasing an SSL certificate for this site a good idea?
How much will it cost me?
A SSL cert is a good idea. Vist the Verisgn site for information -
If you need a SSL cert, visit the Verisign site and try a fully functional SSL Certificate FREE for 14 days. https://forms.verisign.com/websurveys/servlet/ActionMultiplexer?Action_ID=ACT2000&WSD_mode=3&WSD_surveyInfoID=572&toc=AAAAA-572-01-26&brand=01&country=26&oldToc=w44700044695191002&cid=4A9096902F4B7093
Pricing - https://www.verisign.com/ssl/buy-ssl-certificates/index.html
As another option, you might consider using Paypal to accept donations. it takes all the burden off you and your IT staff to maintain a secure website. I integrated it into some of my past customer's websites, and never had an issue.
I am moving this thread to the General Forum, this forum is for Symantec Network Access Control (SNAC).