sustaining IxDA

24 Jun 2009 - 8:22pm
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Jeremy Yuille
2007

hi all,I wanted to post here about why I'm giving to this fundraiser, and
why I think it'll help our organization in the medium and long term.

For many reasons, IxDA membership growth has gone ballistic over the last
couple of years! Our numbers are steadily growing, and our visions of what
these numbers enable are not staying still either. We can do a great deal of
good for members and the wider community, but we need to make sure that our
activities are sustainable:

One aspect of this is allowing the global community to prosper when local
communities do. Enabling local energy and enthusiasm to (easily) contribute
to the global buzz. Our vision for a new infrastructure is designed around
enabling and encouraging this behavior.

Another aspect is increasing organizational transparency and lowering
barriers to participation. As a (totally) volunteer driven community, this
is arguably the most important thing we can do to ensure long-term
viability. Our vision for a new infrastructure directly addresses these
issues, in ways that we can build on in years to come.

Thank you to everyone who's given back to the community, not only with
hard-earned money but also with your hard-won expertise and time. This
community would not be the rich source of advice, encouragement and debate
that it is today without all of you.

For the cost of a good book, or the price of a cup of coffee, you can help
us build the platform to help ensure a vibrant and connected future for
IxDA!

http://bit.ly/17AJoE

thanks!

Jeremy Yuille
Secretary, IxDA

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