The iPeace network now works and relies on the NING platform.  Until now, basic services were free and advanced services were not. David Califa established iPeace and used to pay directly for some NING services.  We are all grateful to David for that. 

Recently, NING has decided to charge for all its services. There is more information here: http://about.ning.com/announcement

The options NING is offering are at: http://about.ning.com/announcement/plans.php.  Because iPeace has more than 150 members, the only viable options for maintaining iPeace at NING are:

  1. NING PLUS which costs $19.95/month or $199.95/year, or
  2. NING PRO which costs $49.95/month or $499.95/year.

There is some related general discussion here:  http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/ning-update-introducing-ning .

It is now up to the current active members of iPeace to determine NOW whether and how the iPeace network and its community are maintained. 

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I just got some recognition of My donation. It could of been more personal, but at least it was something.

I'd like to thank the following people for their generosity:

riccardo gramegna
S Mentz
DEREK TINNEY
harry versluijs
petra hijmans
ALAN diaz (Motorcycle Hippy)


I take that back, as My PayPal account only has My birth name, so David must of written the Motorcycle Hippy part. I "Thank You" David, as most would not know who Alan Diaz was and "Thank You" for responding to this discussion. So what can We do David to keep iPeace alive, as it was Your Dream, Your making and Hopefully Your passing it on to others, that want it to continue. "Happy Trails" Namaste, Al
I appreciate all the comments and criticism. I deserve them all. As for your question weather enough money was donated, I added all the sums I received so you can calculate yourself.
I appreciate what iPeace means for so many people, but unfortunately I am not sure that I'll be able to keep financing this operation out of my pocket (it has cost me many thousands of Dollars so far)
with much love
David
Thank YOU all,David,maria,and wang my friends..for all your comments,suggestions here since I went off to bed last night..
I do not talk about My past employment,accomplishments "self" here on ipeace,as I am not here to promote myself,I am here to be a part & contribute what I can to, as maria wrote " this great, enthusiastic, love-full and peace-full family -network"
Now that fund raising and possibly some type of fund raiser,as our friend wang suggested has been discussed I am just going to say this..
I was the Executive Director for my State's Peace & Justice Center for 3 years ( a volunteer for many years before I took on the job of Ex. Director) I was by trade and as a volunteer ,for 20 years,a grassroots community organizer,fund raiser,event planner, networker,advocate,activist..etc.. for numerous not for profit organizations. Founding member of & on numerous board of Directors ,Executive Board member of numerous non profit organizations,as well.
I am also currently a networker for non profits on line.. Solely as a volunteer since 2007. Due to disabling health issues I have been unable to work out side of my home since 2007. I do what I can as an advocate for Peace and activist for many organizations & issues.
So, If David needs help organizing in any capacity I am willing to lend my expertise in any way He may need,if he so wishes. Again, I do have health issues that at times prevents me from being online or here sometimes..but if needed ,wanted.. I am putting out to David Califa & all you here this message.
I have no personal agenda,other than wanting ipeace to thrive & continue!
With much Love & Respect
Leah DiMaria
I know We can do it. Lovin You. Gone for the weekend. Keep iPeace Alive. "Happy Trails" & "Happy iPeaceing" Love & Peace, Al

Yes, I know WE can too Al. ;) .Lovin You back..Safe Journey,Happy Trails and will be here when you get back...hugs xx
I like the one dollar per year. It gets everyone involved. Who cannot pay a dollar, doesn't have to. But no one will say NO to just one dollar, whereas not everyone will be willing to pay 20 dollars.
It takes homepage to ask for it....and to comunicate with people here to let them know what is happening.
Wendy
the above sounds good
BUT
I find it so ridiculous to be making plans, between us when
1. We don't even know if our plans will be respected
2. In a push of a button, on a whim, this site could be taken away
3. There is no comunication between the creator of the site and us

Think of any organization in the world, any government, any group, anything at all that has a leader, a leader who has the power to do as he pleases. If that leader is not part of the discussion, the planning, the choice making, how can people go ahead and make any plans at all..??
Remember when iPeace closed for a day....and someone wrote "I want to be the leader of iPeace". it was absurd. Without the leader (DC)making some sort of comment, some sort of comunication, I feel that a lot of this discussion is useless.
Just compare it to any other thing in the world, if there is something similar, let's look at it and use it as an example. As they say, useless to try to invent the world. Let's see something that happened just like this situation, and see how the "people" got to make the decisions without the creator even being present, verbal, comunicative, supporting, or in agreement. Without him saying "BOO" we don't even know what power at all we have to do any decision making.
Where is he??????????????
Wendy
the above sounds good
BUT
I find it so ridiculous to be making plans, between us when
1. We don't even know if our plans will be respected
2. In a push of a button, on a whim, this site could be taken away
3. There is no comunication between the creator of the site and us

Think of any organization in the world, any government, any group, anything at all that has a leader, a leader who has the power to do as he pleases. If that leader is not part of the discussion, the planning, the choice making, how can people go ahead and make any plans at all..??
Remember when iPeace closed for a day....and someone wrote "I want to be the leader of iPeace". it was absurd. Without the leader (DC)making some sort of comment, some sort of comunication, I feel that a lot of this discussion is useless.
Just compare it to any other thing in the world, if there is something similar, let's look at it and use it as an example. As they say, useless to try to re-invent the wheel. Let's see something that happened just like this situation, and see how the "people" got to make the decisions without the creator even being present, verbal, comunicative, supporting, or in agreement. Without him saying "BOO" we don't even know what power at all we have to do any decision making.
Where is he??????????????
Steph, dear friend..you are correct in ALL you have written. Did you NOT see the comment here from David? Or that due to our communicating..HERE.. David also added the names of the ppl that donated. He then added the sums donated by each person,so we could "see" how much was donated & add it up..This too was done because of our discussion,communicating.. here.
So, whether silent or not David is reading OUR words..in this space.
For those that are creating sites,adding suggestions of "Where we can go" if the worst were to happen & we loose this site,exactly what I have said would happen ,did & is happening!
Too many people are creating "back up" plans,sites,etc..scattering our family all over the place!
I am not giving up on ipeace,as so many others are NOT going to.
However, as you clearly described (and thank you!) yes,it is possible that with out notice,ipeace could close. I do not believe,after the closing of a day of ipeace,that David would do so,without 1st giving us notice,enough time to collect our words,blogs,pix,etc..and enough time to find a new Home. I believe HE knows (now) how much ipeace is loved & needed by oh so many. That WE have poured our hearts & souls into this unique community. That enough here are willing to do whatever it takes to keep us together,HERE on ning,on ipeace.
If he didn't (and he didn't know,but learned quickly ,after the 1 day of closing) know all this, he certainly does NOW! Don't you dearest David? Right,you know all this now?? I think so :))
Leah
No I hadn't seen the message from David. Is it on this group?
Even these things should be clear, possibly crystal clear. Even that he is reading this should be known. Not have to be told by you, but by him. Like a message to all of us.
I like comunication and still believe IT is the problem to peace.
What you just explained above shouldn't be told by the members but by the site's creator. And shouldn't it be known by each and every member on this site?
If someone doesn't see this blogpost, they won't even know about it...perhaps this is why a website has a homepage HOME...a place to come home to every day. And to find out "what's for dinner"!! Or if there is no dinner at all, and family has to go out for their meals.
Leah
No I hadn't seen the message from David. Is it on this group?
Even these things should be clear, possibly crystal clear. Even that he is reading this should be known. Not have to be told by you, but by him. Like a message to all of us.
I like comunication and still believe IT is the problem to peace.
What you just explained above shouldn't be told by the members but by the site's creator. And shouldn't it be known by each and every member on this site?
If someone doesn't see this blogpost, they won't even know about it...perhaps this is why a website has a homepage HOME...a place to come home to every day. Why would there be a homepage on a site anyhow, if not to let everyone know what is going on at home???

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