I posted the below on Quora (since many feel it is a better system; I suggest you take a look): http://qr.ae/GROK
Recently, there have been conversations about the state of IxDA (ixda.org). It's openness and approachability have been a hallmark for other organizations to look at, while its loose structure, lack of financial growth, and recent questionable technology decisions have caused many of its strongest founders and supports to question the very value of the community.
It has been recently suggested that the main problem is due to membership "apathy" and that, until this is remedied, there is not room for some higher level thinker/leaders to contribute. In one tweet, Jared Spool said that IxDA needs to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. So I'm taking that to heart and asking you all here (I'll also ask point a link to this on the IxDA list so people can see why many on IxDA laud Quora over IxDA's platform.)