An enthusiastic THANK YOU to all of you who contributed to and helped to promote the IxDA 10th Anniversary pledge drive. Together, we raised $23,600 to support IxDA's current and future initiatives.
IxDA has grown dramatically since our last pledge drive in 2009: our discussion list has exploded by 500% (from 10,000 to 50,000+ members); and the number of local groups has nearly doubled. Today we have 145 groups operating in 40 countries.
What we've been able to accomplish through The Power of 10 pledge drive – in just 24 days – reflects this tremendous growth and speaks volumes about the value of IxDA. While we fell just short of our goal, we surpassed the $15,813 raised in 2009, marking a new record level of support from the community. 174 of you helped us reach this historic achievement.
For those who pledged more than $120, we will complete the prize drawings this coming Monday for 10th Anniversary Moleskine notebooks and free passes to Interaction14.
A special note of recognition to our two Champion supporters – Nick Finck and the ADMCi (School for Digital Craftsmanship) – you have our deep appreciation for helping IxDA achieve this milestone through your significant level of commitment.
All contributions made during this special 10th Anniversary drive will ensure that IxDA remains a vital and strong organization, sustaining the energy and commitment of our volunteer leadership around the globe – who are the face and the force behind IxDA's continued growth.