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Whats up with Xprize donation?

Posted by: Voyager4D - Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:47 pm
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Post Whats up with Xprize donation?   Posted on: Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:47 pm
Is Xprize.org not interested in getting more donations?

One thing is for sure, they will not get any as long as the dosn't update this page:
http://www.active.com/donations/campaign_public.cfm?key=xprizefoundation

The $100.000 matching challenge ended a month ago, and it still says, that they just got it and that it will end December 31st..


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Post Re: Whats up with Xprize donation?   Posted on: Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:59 pm
I did contact Keith Powers about it (more than a month ago)... he said he was working on a new donation system...I'm not really "optimistic" about the way the X PRIZE Foundation is handling it's internet resources... but I guess we can only wait and see if Keith Powers succeeds in making anything good...

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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:04 pm
Well at least they have updated the donation page:
http://www.active.com/donations/campaign_public.cfm?key=xprizefoundation

But I'm not sure if it just dosn't show total donations anymore or that nobody has donated anything....

There is no link to donations from http://www.xprixenews.org anymore - any reason for that?

Some thought about Xprize and donation:
- There is less that 1½ year until first real Xprize Cup... Or about 14 month.
- So we need to generate some cash for that event...
- If 100 people each pay $20 monthly it will generate $28.000 in 14 months
- If 1.000 people each pay $20 monthly it will generate $280.000 in 14 months
- If 10.000 people each pay $20 monthly it will generate $2.800.000 in 14 months
- If 100.000 people each pay $20 monthly it will generate $28.000.000 in 14 months
- The amount should not be fixed by the way, should be able to give the ammount you can affort..
- A good ideá for the Xprize Cup would be Xprize Awards with cash prizes. Like a people choice award, most promising newcomer, etc.
- We need some way to get people to donate a fixed ammount each month for the Xprize.. To do that they will properly need some benifits.. Like beeing able to vote for the people choice award, win a ticket to space etc.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:07 pm
I had to remove the link some weeks ago, cause it was still not updated by the xprize organization confusing a lot of people...

Our new site (coming in a few months) will have a donation page and a lot more to support the X PRIZE and other great organizations and companies.

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