The Power of 10 :: Seed the next 10 years of IxDA

8 May 2013 - 8:49am
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Brenda Sanderson

Since 2003, IxDA member support has been at the core of our exponential growth and development as a global organization. From the very first email discussion list to formalizing the organization's mission, operations, and governance, to local groups around the world, to programs and platforms where our community can meet and share ideas to advance the discipline of interaction design...YOU are the members who come together as a vibrant community in support of our goals.

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we can look back proudly on the ambitious goals we have accomplished. Looking forward, we are actively planning for sustainability as well as continued growth. Help us seed an even stronger foundation for the next 10 years of IxDA!

The Power of 10: Choose Your Pledge

Our anniversary pledge drive will be short and sweet: It starts today and ends Friday, 31 May at 12 midnight EST.

Watch, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for weekly prize draw winners and progress reports toward our $25,000 goal. It's simple—please pledge what you can. Contribute online via Paypal or mail a check to:

Interaction Design Association
9450 SW Gemini Drive #49749
Beaverton, OR 97008-7105

Recognition and Rewards

Your participation deserves our thanks via public recognition. We will add the names of all donors (with your permission) to a new community page on We'll also reward the following support levels:

  • $120+: Weekly draw for an IxDA 10th anniversary Moleskine notebook
  • $520+: Weekly draw for an Interaction14 conference pass
  • $3,650+: We'll send you an Interaction14 conference pass and an invitation to join IxDA Leadership for dinner during the conference


How will my pledge be used?

Proceeds from The Power of 10 will benefit our core operations budget, further strengthening the year-over-year continuity of our global initiatives –, the annual Interaction conference and the Interaction Awards. While unrestricted giving allows IxDA the most flexibility to channel your support, you can choose to direct your pledge to a specific initiative:

  • Technology Platforms: Website hosting and online collaboration tools. Annual sys admin support.
  • Global Leadership Meetings: Annual travel and accommodations for volunteer Board members, Interaction conference and Interaction Awards chairs, and the Executive Director to participate in the mid-year planning retreat.
  • Regional Leadership: Travel and accommodations for our five volunteer Regional Coordinators to attend the annual planning meeting at the Interaction Conference
  • Local Groups: A new general fund to seed the continued development of local groups - specifically in Africa, Asia and Latin America


We are creating an incredible story together

Since our most recent pledge drive in 2009, the IxDA community has more than doubled to include 50,000+ members and 143 local groups around the globe. If each member gives just 50¢ we will reach our goal!

Take a moment to look back and consider how IxDA has made a difference for you through the years. This video tells the story and the numbers behind the history of the IxDA.

Thank you for supporting the IxDA

IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals. Thank you for helping to seed the next 10 years!

Brenda Sanderson,
Executive Director

P.S.: IxDA is committed to maintaining our accessible community by not requiring membership fees or dues. Therefore we rely on the IxDA community—both individuals and corporate sponsors—to contribute resources, time, skills, and money in service of the needs of the community. Your contribution will carry this commitment forward. Donate today.


Donations to Interaction Design Association, Inc. – a 501(c)6 not-for-profit education corporation – are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.



13 May 2013 - 4:32pm
Brenda Sanderson

It's time for our first weekly update about the Power of 10 pledge drive.

At 5pm EST Monday, we've raised $2030 toward our $25,000 goal. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far – 26 of you have started us on the path to meeting our target!

Here are a few of the people who have agreed to let us say 'Thank you' publicly – you are all amazing members of the IxDA community.

Anahi  Bagu
Raelynn Miles, DEZUDIO
Jack Moffett
Scott Mount
Brenda Sanderson
Josh Seiden
Amy Silvers

Kimberly Callery
Zaid Hisham
Shannon Range
Irith Williams

Paul Hibbitts
Laurie Lamar
Kyle Soucy

100% of the pledges so far have been unrestricted donations. That means IxDA will be able to channel your support towards the initiatives and improvements to our tools that matter most in advancing our mission.

And say congratulations to Scott Mount, winner of our first weekly draw for an IxDA 10th Anniversary Moleskine notebook. Scott receives his reward as the lucky Supporter whose name was drawn from last week's contributors.

If you haven't had the chance to make a contribution yet, you can do it now and be part of the draw for great rewards from this week's pledges. Donate today.

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