Call to Action: Charity 2019

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Luftrum
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1661 posts since 3 Jul, 2007 from Denmark

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:06 am

Dear friends.

The past eight years, in October, our audio industry have raised more than $185.000 for Save the Children and $17.000 for Plastic Oceans through software and hardware auctions in an annual fundraising here on the forum of KVR Audio. Here is a diploma collage for the past eight years Charity Diplomas 2011-2018

The fundraising this year brings two major changes, both in regards to the non-profit we will raise funds for and the platform used for auctions and bidding.

Rainforests all over the world are burning. They need your help!
I got in dialogue with WWF Denmark and decided to raise funds for them with a focus on the rainforests. We made an agreement that 50% of the funds raised will be directed to local organizations with field operations in the Amazonas and the remaining will go to the rainforests in Indonesia.

The funds we raise will help combat deforestation and fires, supporting local and indigenous communities, campaigning for stronger action from the governments and support work in monitoring wildlife and projects on rescue and recovery care. Thousands of species live in the rainforest, and millions of animals have already been caught in the fire. Some of the richest places on the planet has been burned, and fires can compromise the preservation for current and future generations.

The auction platform
Auctions and bidding have moved over here: Audio Industry for Rainforests hosted by RallyUp which is a fundraising platform that has specialised in different ways of raising funds for charity, including auctions and we will be using their auction tool as the fundraising platform.

This means that no bidding will take place in this thread, bids will be made on on the auction site and instantly updated (edit: it might take a few minutes for the bid to show up). This thread will still be the main place where new contributions are announced and where we can talk in between bidding.

Nice-to-know compared to last years:
  • PayPal cannot be used as payment in the auctions.
  • You are biding on a specific product. You will not win other identical auction, only the specific one you are bidding on.
  • The price for using the platform is 4.9% and that roughly equals the PayPal fees we have had throughout the years, and the price will be added on top of all winning bids (meaning, if you win a $150 auction you will pay $157)
  • There is a FAQ found on the auction platform too, with more information.
Auctions and bidding are found here: Audio Industry for Rainforests

There is a 2nd hand auction where you can donate your old plugins, this is run by EnGee, head over here and grab a bargain or donate some of your own stuff: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=532585

Happy bidding!
Last edited by Luftrum on Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:40 am, edited 3 times in total.
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e@rs
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4203 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:13 am

:clap: for yet another Charity.
:( it's not happening on KVR.

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evilantal
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898 posts since 13 Mar, 2008 from Arnhem, Netherlands

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:22 am

Read the FAQ... seems like a very streamlined system.
And with a lot less hassle and work for you, Luftrum, while also being much more clear to bidders.
Can't say I enjoyed the everlasting debates of previous years on who outbid who etc.

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Tj Shredder
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3163 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:41 am

We could still document our bids here. Just made the first, and it seem I am the first bidder... As there is only one item there yet you know what it is...

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Calenberger
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190 posts since 8 Sep, 2019

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:56 am

Works quite nice!
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yellowmix
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Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:00 am

Thank you for doing this, Luftrum. And glad you found a good platform that resolves many problems from the past. Great charity choices as well.

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GaryG
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5793 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Kent, UK

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:06 am

Looks nice and streamlined, like how you bid on a specific item, not just for one of the licenses. Think that's where some confusion occurred before.

Thanks Luftrum.
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U-o
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Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:59 am

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EnGee
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5577 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:01 am

Great cause :tu:
I'll start the 2nd hand donations soon then :)
Thank you Luftrum for all your efforts to help making our planet a better place to live.
Let's donate to help the kids and save our planet.

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Calenberger
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190 posts since 8 Sep, 2019

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 am

EnGee wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:01 am
Great cause :tu:
I'll start the 2nd hand donations soon then :)
Thank you Luftrum for all your efforts to help making our planet a better place to live.
On that new platform as well or in the old-fashioned KVR way?
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EnGee
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5577 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:18 am

Calenberger wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 am
EnGee wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:01 am
Great cause :tu:
I'll start the 2nd hand donations soon then :)
Thank you Luftrum for all your efforts to help making our planet a better place to live.
On that new platform as well or in the old-fashioned KVR way?
The old fashioned way when I get the OK from Luftrum (not sure of course it will happen this year though!).
Let's donate to help the kids and save our planet.

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foosnark
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4828 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:28 am

It must be a big relief to run the auction on a system like that instead of trying to herd all of us cats on the forum :)

Excellent choice of charity as well. Thank you Luftrum for running these!

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Gamma-UT
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4955 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:32 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:41 am
We could still document our bids here. Just made the first, and it seem I am the first bidder... As there is only one item there yet you know what it is...
This is a good idea: it will help keep the thread on the Latest Topics page. One of the advantages of doing the bidding here is that the continual bumping makes it visible. But if people post they've made a bid at least once in a while it would help keep the auction in view.

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Michael L
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Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:44 am

Excellent choice of charity!
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EnGee
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5577 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Re: Call to Action: Charity 2019

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:46 am

Personally I'll miss the old good days! It was fun here with all these posts :) But everything is moving on and the results what it count anyway ;)

Update:
Ok! I have the "OK" from Luftrum, so tomorrow I'll post it in the Sell & Buy forums here in KVR (like every year) :)
Let's donate to help the kids and save our planet.

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