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Nominated Charities

IPS is introducing a program whereby we nominate a charity to receive our attention and support. These nominated charities are chosen by IPS for the work they do and how they might impact us personally.

The first nominated charity is Autism Speaks. You can find out more information on our charity page.

IPS and our Client Community

It is our goal to expose various charities to our client community and organize our many thousands of clients to do something good. We make community software and sell that software to our clients who use it to create thriving online communities. We believe that IPS and its clients share a common goal of communication and conversation - be it online or offline - and can work together for a greater purpose.

Every so often we will change up our nominated charity to spread around the good will of our client community to other worthy causes.

Please consider donating to this or other charities we may nominate in the future. We will collect all funds and distribute them to the charity and IPS will also donate funds as a company.



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The donating widget is a little awkward to use :x

Can you just make it redirect to the checkout page instead of using an iframe?

Edit: Actually it doesn't seem to work at all when trying to pay with PayPal.

It says it's loading from PayPal.com, but nothing loads. I'm guessing this is because PayPal isn't allowing the iframe to display the checkout page. Or maybe it's just a problem on my end.

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Just to clarify, you're probably looking for US charities I suppose (tax write-off and all that - and donating across borders might be an accounting nightmare)?

I heard Lindy mention Ronald McDonald House - I could support that (working for a hospital board which happens to run one of the three children's hospitals in our country, we see the work they do quite personally).

Also, erm, how in blazes have you raised NEGATIVE $973.48? Are you billing them? (I kid, it's probably a mistake. Still, might wanna fix it).

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These nominated charities, would it be possible to (once a year) have a topic where clients are given a period of time to vote on which charity they'd like to have IPS donate to? Ideas for charities could be mentioned in a topic, where people could post a charity they know of (providing links to the charity and any articles about the charity that show support for it). From that topic, get a list of charities that meet certain criteria (being legitimate, it's mission, how long it's been around, etc). Then make a poll of the top 5 to 10 choices and give a week or two to let clients vote in the poll. Obviously, the final decision would come down to the IPS staff, but at least by doing that, clients could voice their opinions on what they believe is important and could help to encourage a higher amount of donations in the long run.

There's also the benefit that lesser known charities could get some "air time" and IPS could do the donation saying it was a community driven decision, which is also good for mentioning on the front end of the IPS site.

Just food for thought. I trust in the decisions the IPS team makes, even when seemingly good ideas aren't used. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way though. :)

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I'd like to nominate UMPS CARE Charities. www.umpscare.com

UMPS CARE Charities is a 501©(3) non-profit established by Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires to provide financial, in-kind and emotional support for America’s youth and families in need. Through our youth-based programs, professional baseball umpires enrich the lives of at-risk youth and children coping with serious illness by providing memorable baseball experiences, supporting pediatric medical care, and raising awareness for foster care children waiting to be adopted.

UMPS CARE Charities provides benefactors with ‘Major League’ support by remaining true to our established creed, “Helping People is an Easy Call”.

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It is nice to see that IPS is doing this, I nominate Camp Patriot. I've done previous research on their work and I have to say, they are truly devoted to their work and get some great things done.

One quick question: How much is IPS donating? Will you match the customers up to a certain point per charity?

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