2017 Call to the community: Pledge your support for IxDA


I doubt anyone would have imagined in 2003, as IxDA started its first discussion list, that our community today would be 100,000+ strong with more than 200 local groups in more than 50 countries. Wow.

The core of IxDA’s programming — our annual Interaction and Interaction Latin America gatherings, the Interaction Awards, the Student Design Challenge, the Education Summit — have been nurtured and grown through your contributions. It is through these global initiatives that IxDA’s mission is realised — advancing the discipline of interaction design.

Support from you is at the core of IxDA’s continued success. We rely on the IxDA community — both individuals and corporate partners — to contribute in service of the needs of our community. We hope that you think of IxDA as your home for advancing your Interaction Design career.

Our fundraising goal for 2017 is USD $25,000. As a community of 100,000+ individuals, that means that if just 1 in 4 of you donated $1, we could achieve our goal in 1 day.

Building together: Choose Your Pledge
We’re kicking off this year’s Call to the Community on Giving Tuesday. It ends Sunday, 31 December at 12 midnight EST. Watch ixda.org, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates and progress reports toward our $25,000 goal.

It’s simple — please pledge what you can. Contribute online via Paypal — you can use your PayPal account or credit card to support IxDA. You can make a one time contribution or choose to give a little each month.

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Tax information
Donations to Interaction Design Association, Inc. — a 501©(3) non-profit organization — are tax deductible as charitable contributions. Contribute today to help IxDA make an even stronger impact in our community.

Recognition and Rewards
Your participation deserves our thanks via public recognition. We’ll include Twitter and Facebook mentions (with your permission). We’ll also reward the following support levels:

  • $100+: Weekly draw for an IxDA merchandise
  • $500+: Weekly draw for an Interaction 18 conference pass
  • $1500+: We’ll send you an Interaction 18 conference pass and an invitation to join IxDA Leadership for dinner during the conference

How will my pledge be used?
Proceeds will benefit IxDA’s general operations, further strengthening the year-over-year continuity of our global initiatives — ixda.org, the annual Interaction conference, 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 if you feel strongly about where your funds are spent.

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 your support in building IxDA’s community and impact!

Brenda Sanderson,
Executive Director


One week into the 2017 @IxDA #CalltotheCommunity and, with your help, we’ve raised just over $3000 on the way to our $25,000 goal. Help us fuel @IxDA’s future. #pledgeyoursupport bit.ly/IxDAPledge2017