IxDA Spring Pledge Drive Starts Today Monday June 18th!

18 Jun 2007 - 9:55am
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Greg Petroff
2004

IxDA Summer Pledge Drive Starts Today Monday June 18th!

Last fall, we asked for your help, and our members' generous
contributions helped us get to where we are now. We need your help
again, in order to bring the IxDA beta, (beta.ixda.org) to completion
and place the organization on sound financial footing.

Starting today through Thursday this week we are holding our summer
pledge drive. Our goal is to raise $8,000 to help bring the organization
to a greater level of financial health and sustainability.

So here is where you come in...each day we will have a generous
challenge match from friends of the IxDA.

Today's challenge is from Cooper.
Cooper has generously challenged the community with a match of $1000.
>From 9:00 am PST, (Pacific Standard Time) Monday June 18th until 9:00 am
Monday June 19th every dollar you contribute will be matched by Cooper
up to $1000.

Learn more about Cooper at http://www.cooper.com

Cooper is also a premier provider of IxD education. Learn more at:
http://www.cooper.com/services/training/

It's easy to contribute! Please give what you can. To contribute online,
go to ixda.org and click on the "Donate" button or the "Paypal" link in
the right-hand sidebar. Alternately, you can send a check via snail mail
to:

Interaction Design Association
PO Box 1181
Palo Alto, CA 94302
USA

We appreciate whatever you can contribute!

Best Regards,
Gregory Petroff
Treasurer and Board Member
Interaction Design Association

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18 Jun 2007 - 10:36am
Greg Petroff
2004

Hi all,

In the spirit of transparency I thought I would share with you a
glimpse of IxDA's operating budget and planned uses for funds.

We are member supported and trying to run a lean and efficient
organization. No board members receive any funds from IxDA for the
work they do with the organization except for the reimbursement of
legitimate expenses. You can be assured that all funds we generate
are used to pay direct expenses incurred by the org to further the
goals of the organization (see
http://www.ixda.org/en/about_ixdg/index.shtml to learn more).

Here is where we currently stand financially.

IxDA.org

Account Balance $8,151.45

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Liabilities:

IxDA New York Account Balance = $222.79
IxDA Beta Visual Design Consultant = $3,000

Net Organization Balance $4,928.66
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Our current burn rate is:

Dream Host Internet Hosting = $17.57
Quickbooks online $35.80
37 Signals Basecamp = $24.00 (Board's Project Management Space)
Bank Fees = $14.00
Board conference Call costs = $80.00
Total = $171.37 per month recurring costs

Annually we pay $100 for our P.O.Box address

Moving forward for this year we have plans to push several
initiatives that will require additional resources including:

Phase 2 Online Community Experience Project to bring tools to our
face2face communities, (this is a follow up effort from the beta.ixda
project).

Funds for deposits and event costs for our first Conference slated
for February 08.

Tax returns. This is the first year that the IxDA will have to file
tax returns. We estimate that we may have to pay anywhere from
$1500-$2000 for this.

%u2014Greg

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18 Jun 2007 - 10:39am
Greg Petroff
2004

I pledged!

Personally the IxDA is my community. As a board member I am committed
to see it grow. As someone who practices ixd I find this discussion,
our discussion invaluable.

Let's make sure we get Cooper's match! Pledge now.

-Greg

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18 Jun 2007 - 12:21pm
Greg Petroff
2004

We are allready at $320 pledged in the first hour today. Keep it up,
we have $680 worth of matching funds we don't want to loose.

-Greg

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18 Jun 2007 - 2:11pm
Robert Reimann
2003

I'm pledging to IxDA today, and here's some reasons why you should, too:

* Where else can you find such a vibrant, supportive, and informed
community for discussing interaction design?

* Where else can you find an online experience that brings the IxD
community to life and makes it accessible to all interested parties on
the Web?

* Where else can you find great local IxD face-to-face events in an
ever-growing number of cities across the globe?

* Where else can you find an organization planning a conference
specifically to address the unique concerns and interests of
interaction design and interaction designers?

Nowhere else, fellow members. So please join me in giving whatever
you can to help IxDA continue to serve and enrich our community!

Please also remember: IxDA is an all-volunteer, member-supported
organization. The only funding we get is through the generous
contributions of our members and corporate sponsors, and through a
small but growing number of IxDA sponsored/participating events. With
no permanent staff and no physical office space to maintain, every
cent of your contributions goes towards IxDA delivering increased
value to you, our members.

If each of our ~4000 members contributed just US$5 to IxDA, we would
achieve more than double our pledge goal!

Thanks in advance for your support!

Robert.

--
Robert Reimann
President, IxDA

Manager, User Experience
Bose Corporation
Framingham, MA

18 Jun 2007 - 4:19pm
Greg Petroff
2004

Afternoon Update.

We are at $620 so far today. We still have at least $380 to go get
the full match from today's friend of the IxDA Cooper to make our
goal for the day. Help us get there.

--greg

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19 Jun 2007 - 12:43am
Greg Petroff
2004

It's 10:20 PST and the Paypal system is down. If you have tried to
post and have had difficulty please be patient while Paypal works to
come back online. We will let you know when it's up and working
again. Just our luck that when we launch our pledge drive their
systems come crashing down.

-Greg

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19 Jun 2007 - 5:15am
Donna Maurer
2003

Petroff, Greg wrote:
> IxDA Summer Pledge Drive Starts Today Monday June 18th!
>
> Starting today through Thursday this week we are holding our summer
> pledge drive. Our goal is to raise $8,000 to help bring the organization
> to a greater level of financial health and sustainability.
>
Just wondering what the *other* hemisphere should do while you have your
summer pledge. Shall we wait until we stop freezing ;)

--
Donna Maurer
Maadmob Interaction Design
e: donna at maadmob.net
web: http://maadmob.net/maadmob_id/
book: http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/cardsorting/

19 Jun 2007 - 10:45am
Greg Petroff
2004

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for your contributions yesterday. We met our match
goal from Cooper by raising $1320 dollars. With Cooper%u2019s $1000
match we exceeded our $2000 goal for the day! Well Done!

Again a special thank you to our Monday Corporate Sponsor, Cooper.

Learn more about Cooper at www.cooper.com

And we would like to thank the following community members who gave
yesterday and agreed to let us post their names.

Joan Vermette
Jack L. Moffett
Lonny Chu
Greg Petroff
Casey Krub
Stephen Agalloco
Jean-Jacques Halans
Joshua Viney
Omri Eliav
Mary Austin-Keller
Jon Strande
Christine Bauer
Robert Reimann
Adriana Tavares
Michael Micheletti
Kia Johansen
Elise Edson
Nick Meara
Mitchell Gass

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19 Jun 2007 - 10:50am
Greg Petroff
2004

Donna,

Thanks for pointing out that it's only summer up here in the North!
I guess I am %u201Chemispherically%u201D challenged!

--greg

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19 Jun 2007 - 11:04am
Greg Petroff
2004

Paypal is up and running again.

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