Quoted from Hi-Fi:
Charge a yearly administrative fee of $5 paid through the IFPA website. If you pay you get ranked in all the tournaments you play on for the year. If you don't pay your points will count as if you played in the tournament so other players don't get screwed over but you cannot see your points on the website
I know I can't change the tracks on the Josh Train, but this is the way I would go.
Set up IFPA as a charitable foundation. (I'm not 100% with USA laws but that'd seem the way to go)
Make it $5 or $10 annual donation to be a member of IFPA. Clever computer guys like Brian Shepherd or Lucas from NYC could easily set up an auto mail out with a PayPal link. All automatic.
The people who donate the bucks have their ranking points listed for the year. If you don't, your name is at the bottom of the list as "inactive"
If 10,000 of the 40,000+ on the IFPA site donate $10, that's $100,000. Don't forget, this would attract money worldwide, not just in the USA/Canada Eh.
As a charity, the IFPA can distribute the funds as it sees fit. Some to the world champs, some to SCS, some to Pinmasters, Woman's, whatever!
Seems like a lot more simple and less labour intensive way of doing things....
My philosophy in business, or whatever I do, is KISS ... keep it simple stupid. The easiest path is generally the way to go.