I was thinking this other day as the new guild content came out. While looking and pondering over the high prices for the guild content, I came up with an idea. And in advanced, sorry for my bad grammar.
(Use the guild promoter for donations, left side, inside of the bank in LA.)
When the guild content came out, there was some small confusion midst the research and build orders. There was a lot canceling and rethinking the approach how to research. Yesterday that all got figured out, what we need to research and in what order. All thanks to this guide provided by dulfy: http://dulfy.net/2013/02/26/gw2-guild-missions-guide/
So upkeep 3 build queues, you need an "contract asuran outsourcing". It costs 200 influence and to completely speed it up, 2k, so 2.2k influence in total. On top of that, we do the karma buff, so that it stays 24/7 on. Which at the moment is impossible without using an asuran contract. To speed up the karma buff, it costs 3k karma buff cost included.
My point is, it could be useful to upkeep and asuran contract daily, for all the guild needs. For the future, researching and perhaps speeding up guild missions. Also wvw buffs need to be researched, so that people ranked barons or higher can use them for wvw events, or when they so see fit. So there is a lot to take in consideration when managing the guild research. For all this, we need influence, if we would keep an asuran contract daily, else it would mean we would slowly deplete our influence.
Thats where the idea of the 2g influence plan would come in. My thoughts was to implement into the guild a 2g influence plan for members who want to contribute to the guild, and this would not be obligatory, totally optional (for the sake of keeping things casual). So what is this 2g influence plan? The idea would be that those who are able and want to contribute to the guild, would donate influence to the guild monthly, in this case the 2g influence injection. You can buy influence for a small fee from a guild promoter. (http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Guild_Promoter) This way we would have extra influence to spend and use to the benefit for the guild.
So what do you think of the idea? Would you like to contribute monthly to the guild? Also the influence would be spent more, depending on how many contribute and what the influence status stays at. The more influence we have, the more things we can do.
TL;DR: New guild content costs influence. We could use more influence to spend and adding a 3rd build queue via researching an asuran contract, which adds a total cost of 2.2k influence daily. To up keep karma +15% 24/7, we need to spend 3k influence daily, this has been done for months now. A 3rd build queue would be good the guild, upkeeping a lot of buffs, for pve and pvp. Each member that want to contribute to the guild (and are able to), would donate influence to the guild, by buying influence from the guild promoter (in LA, left balcony @ bank) for 2g each month, this being non-obligatory /optional.