Give a Little Back 06 :Wednesday morning Update

25 Oct 2006 - 10:56am
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Greg Petroff
2004

Wow thanks everyone for yesterday! We raised $501.00 toward our goal. We
have another challenge grant from our President, Robert Reimann today from
now until 12:00 noon Pacific Time. For each $1 you contribute Robert will
contribute $1 up to $200.00. Lets not let his match go to waiste! Here is a
message from Robert. Keep on giving!

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Dear IxDA members,

This is your opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way not only to
IxDA, but to the entire interaction design community. What we are
working to create with Project Donahue is a resource that we hope will
eventually grow into a core knowledge source for Interaction Design
practitioners, educators, and students.

But nothing comes for free, and we need the community's support to
make it happen. The IxDA leadership believes in your, our members, as
much as we believe in the goals we've set for ourselves... please show
your enthusiasm for what we are trying to accomplish by contributing
now!

Robert Reimann
President, IxDA

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25 Oct 2006 - 1:47pm
Kim Goodwin
2004

I think it's easy to see that the IxDA is the professional organization
most focused on how we all design products in the real world, and it has
the potential to be so much more than a mailing list and an umbrella for
local gatherings. I, for one, want to see it thrive. To that end, Cooper
will match donations received between now and noon Pacific time
tomorrow, up to $1,000.00.

Think about the value you get from the IxDA--and the potential value in
years to come--and compare that to what you pay for membership in other
organizations that are less focused on what we all do. Surely that's
worth a few dollars. (Besides, the sooner the goal is reached, the
sooner the "pledge drive" ends! ;-)

Kim

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Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 8:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Give a Little Back 06 :Wednesday morning
Update

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Wow thanks everyone for yesterday! We raised $501.00 toward our goal. We
have another challenge grant from our President, Robert Reimann today
from
now until 12:00 noon Pacific Time. For each $1 you contribute Robert
will
contribute $1 up to $200.00. Lets not let his match go to waiste! Here
is a
message from Robert. Keep on giving!

*********
Dear IxDA members,

This is your opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way not only to
IxDA, but to the entire interaction design community. What we are
working to create with Project Donahue is a resource that we hope will
eventually grow into a core knowledge source for Interaction Design
practitioners, educators, and students.

But nothing comes for free, and we need the community's support to
make it happen. The IxDA leadership believes in your, our members, as
much as we believe in the goals we've set for ourselves... please show
your enthusiasm for what we are trying to accomplish by contributing
now!

Robert Reimann
President, IxDA

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25 Oct 2006 - 8:42pm
jbellis
2005

Kim (and all),
I used to belong to the Society for Technical Communication, whose dues are
approximately $145 per year. It's a great organization, but a traditional
one, born in the brick-and-mortar world (with a big staff of wonderful,
hard-working folks I'm sure, and probably a hefty rent on all those bricks,
in DC I think). As such, it's probably struggling to transition to a world
where lots of its benefits are now available on free discussion groups,
"meetups," job boards, blogs, newsgroups, wikis, web-infinitum.

I guess I simply want to challenge the presumption that this group or any
group must force itself into a self-perpetuating cycle of pledge drives to
amass physical resources... and expenses... and then repeat the cycle.

There's no right or wrong... only "what people want." Do people want pledge
drives and the many benefits that ensue, or do they want the power of the
virtual community leveraged to its greatest extent? Can a balance exist?
Time will tell.

-Jack

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Goodwin" <kim at cooper.com>

>it has
> the potential to be so much more than a mailing list and an umbrella for
> local gatherings. I, for one, want to see it thrive.

26 Oct 2006 - 6:20am
Dave Malouf
2005

Hi jack,
Nothing is for free.
I suggest, you look at what we are trying to build and the plan to get there in the link that Greg provided in the initial drive posting.

Hosting for example is not free.
Refreshshments at events
Locations for events
Audio casting
Conference calls
Etc. Etc.
Once you organize at a certain level even legal liability and financial tax burdens are costs.
While I agree with you that we don't want to become STC, I am very very confident that what we are trying to do is nothing like that model.
We are trying to make our heart and soul, this list, better for our 3800+ subscribers.
We are trying to do as much as possible on volunteer time and energy, but there are severe limititstions to that model. Sp we feel this drive will enable is to push to an important critical mass, which will allow is to grow more naturally.

Lastly, unlike other communities that are charging a premium for membership, we make membership free, and only request an optional donation of what I wouldd call a negligeble amount. Think about the cost of what we are asking compared to ampcue or even a orfeasionsl book, and the type of value and entertainment you get from this list. Jack, I know you are a major contributor to the list so I know you find it valuable.

Again, it is totally voluntary.

And if you don't want to spend money, maybe you can offer your energy with coding abilities or another way of volunteering, like moderating the lists or just webmastering.

Anyway. No bricks or motar here.

Dave

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

-----Original Message-----
From: "jackbellis.com" <jackbellis at hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 21:42:52
To:<discuss at ixda.org>
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Give a Little Back 06 :Wednesday morning Update

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Kim (and all),
I used to belong to the Society for Technical Communication, whose dues are
approximately $145 per year. It's a great organization, but a traditional
one, born in the brick-and-mortar world (with a big staff of wonderful,
hard-working folks I'm sure, and probably a hefty rent on all those bricks,
in DC I think). As such, it's probably struggling to transition to a world
where lots of its benefits are now available on free discussion groups,
"meetups," job boards, blogs, newsgroups, wikis, web-infinitum.

I guess I simply want to challenge the presumption that this group or any
group must force itself into a self-perpetuating cycle of pledge drives to
amass physical resources... and expenses... and then repeat the cycle.

There's no right or wrong... only "what people want." Do people want pledge
drives and the many benefits that ensue, or do they want the power of the
virtual community leveraged to its greatest extent? Can a balance exist?
Time will tell.

-Jack

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Goodwin" <kim at cooper.com>

>it has
> the potential to be so much more than a mailing list and an umbrella for
> local gatherings. I, for one, want to see it thrive.

________________________________________________________________
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List Guidelines ............ http://listguide.ixda.org/
List Help .................. http://listhelp.ixda.org/
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