The Internet Development Fund supports nonprofits with economical and technological contributions to make sure they have the best possible internal and external communications technology to service all their online needs including but not limited to in-house communications, outreach, social media and marketing tools to fulfill their mission with as little effort and expense to allow them to increase their donors contributions and maintain their overhead as low as possible.
In order to qualify for our assistance you must be a non-profit legally established in the US or your country of origin and you have to be dedicated to one or more of the following:
- Advancing education
- Improving social welfare
- Preserving culture
- Promoting human rights
- Establishment of civil society
- Preserving or restoring democratic institutions
- Preserving or restoring personal freedoms and/or freedom of the press
- Combating xenophobia and discrimination
- Exposing and combating anti-democracy movements
Please note that Organizations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training or services, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this program.
A group of visionaries spanning numerous industries including journalism, publishing, advertising and education came together and founded WEBstationONE.com in 1997, an online developer of web sites and media outlets. Soon after launching, we started receiving dozens of leads from leading nonprofits for our expertise. Unfortunately, despite their brilliant and worthwhile goals, many of these organizations simply couldn’t afford to have a professional web presence which we found unacceptable.
Our solution was to create the Internet Development Fund whose mission simply states:
Our first nonprofit website: www.SaveTheMusic.com under Roman Ajzen’s leadership- our first project that required worldwide participation and multiple donor collaboration and a few months later wsradio.com under Chris Murch’s leadership which was later spinned-off to become a successful commercial online radio station in its own right.
Under the sponsorship of Newton D. Becker we started serving multiple organizations from all over the world (some with 1 employee some with 80,000 members) sharing all the same problem:
Through different growth stages we began to develop a common platform for all of them with the idea of serving the smallest and the largest with the same easiness, the same short learning curve for their employees and the same functionalities so that they could all benefit from whichever technology came around to expand their reach and enhance their results.
Thanks to Mr. Becker’s vision and deep understanding of the value of this new media to reach millions instantly and at a very low cost we kept on working on what we “knew” was impossible until he proved us otherwise, and under the technological direction of Tom McCaughley, (the developer of the air force’s flight simulator) we reach our first milestone with the launching of the first generation -state of the art- Content Management System (CMS) initially known as the BeckerMagicBox –and later modified at his request as the MagicBox- one of the first, fully secured, cloud based platform that allowed easy content administration, updating, upgrading and development of websites, pages and newsletters online for all size of organizations in a fast, efficient and very cost effective way.
We had customers and beneficiaries financed by third parties or by us (to see a list of all donors click here) in the US, Mexico, Spain, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Israel and Japan (to review full list of organizations served click here)
Mr. Becker started pushing us in a new, difficult but exciting direction: Matching funds and collaborative founding of projects which at the time seemed as an onerous and unnecessary time investment on our part but, after his untimely passing proved to be a lifesaver not only for us but for all served organizations.
Under this new format and with our software’s evolution our customer base expanded and so did their usage of our platform to include not only their online presence but also to use it as their main archival, communication and research center in the cloud.
In order to further expanded our services and add new publishing capabilities we transferred the MagicBox from our closed system into WordPress as the base, but enriching it with most of the functionalities used in our previous generations of the MagicBox creating the first generation of the multitasking, multimedia IDF Link™ software to provide our customers with our unique set of tools which have proven to be so successful and easy to use by our customers
The IDF Link™ CMS is cloud based, available worldwide, supporting multiple languages including, but not limited to English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Arab, Yiddish, Pashtu and Farsi.
Today IDF Link™ CMS includes the ability to manage all social media outlets AND all kind of viewing platforms including but not limited to PC’s Laptops, iPhones, android and tablets with a minimal additional effort and expense.
TODAY we are growing at leaps and bounds adding new organizations and media outlets from different countries giving them the added benefit of cross-pollination (when they want it) of content, promotions, viewers, and functionalities with the support of the ContentBANK™ and STATIONoneNEWS.com distribution service among others
Review our current platform at www.IDFlink.com.