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CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER 2018

Even the smallest contribution counts! Please make a donation to keep iSLCollective strong in 2019.

We're a small team dedicated to helping you teach better. Hover over our photos to see who we are.

My name's Istvan Jaromi, and I am a backend developer. I code new features and fix bugs.

I am Szelina Szigeti, and I am a frontend developer for iSLCollective. That means I am working on how things look on the site.

I am Benedek Princz, co-founder of iSLCollective and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) who manages our developer team.

I am Peter Laszlo, co-founder of iSLCollective and head of product development. I am in charge of coming up with new feature ideas, designing them and overseeing their production, like our new video lessons platform.

I am Adam Laszlo, also a co-founder of iSLCollective. I am the CFO, and my main job is to manage our legal, financial and human resources matters.

My name's Zsuzsa Kiss. I am your helpdesk assistant. If you have any questions or problems, you can reach me at info [at] islcollective [dot] com, and I'll be glad to help.

I am Szabolcs Simonyi, backend developer. Just like Istvan, I code new features and do bug fixes.

Co-founder Peter Laszlo's Message



Dear colleagues!

This is the time of our traditional Christmas fundraiser. We like to be independent - we don't take government or corporate subsidies. This is why donations really matter. We are asking you now to make a small donation. If all of our users would send us the price of a coffee - or 3 dollars - we would stop this fundraiser today. Your help - no matter the amount - makes a huge difference!

As every year, we will use the incoming proceeds to maintain and continuously improve the site. And we will do so with stunning efficiency that is comparable to that of Wikipedia. The majority of our expenditure is comprised of staff salaries and internet bills:

Technology:
Maintenance, data backup, servers, bandwidth, development, search engine optimization. We serve between 100-150,000 teachers every day so we have to maintain a powerful and reliable back-end infrastructure.

People:
7 iSLCollective staff members and various outside service providers make sure that every aspect of the technological and administrative side of the operations is covered professionally.

Donating is loving, so please show your love by making a donation - whatever you can afford - to keep iSLCollective alive and strong in 2019.

Bless up,

Peter Laszlo
iSLCollective Co-founder

P.S.
As a special thank you, we will remove all ads from the site for one year following your donation.
  • leons56 leons56
    "iSLCollective provides incredible resources for anyone working with EAL/EFL learners. The quality of the products on offer is second to none and, as an EAL teacher, I always use their invaluable services whenever I need to find that special worksheet or other resource that I can't seem to find elsewhere. Become a sponsor now and you won't regret it!"
  • msilvosa msilvosa
    "I think the activities uploaded to iSLCollective are wonderful. They're so diverse, so many of them, so good... I decided to become a Sponsor because I consider this website really useful. Since I haven't got either the time or the creativity to prepare such great activities, I wanted to contribute somehow to keep this page going. I encourage everybody to follow my example."
  • danbar danbar
    Why have I become a sponsor? Because you deserve it! You offer so many resources for teachers that I feel obliged to support you. Thanks and keep going!
  • cath57 cath57
    "ISL est un site hyper intéressant lorsqu’on enseigne les langues étrangères. C'est une mine d'or avec des documents divers et variés préparés par des collègues du monde entier. Je sponsorise parce ce que j'utilise les documents tels quels ou en les modifiant.Il est normal ""d'aider un service."
  • santonin santonin
    "I think it is only fair that hard work and dedication should be rewarded. I have been happy to post worksheets (a few) and to download other teachers' productions (loads) for the last 3 years. By becoming a modest sponsor I wished to support this collective commitment."
  • nadjamur nadjamur
    "Hi! I chose to sponsor iSLCollective because I think it is a brilliant resource for foreign language teachers who share their worksheets. I use it mainly for teaching children and it is a great help! Nadja"
  • "iSL is a great way for teachers to help each other by sharing their resources, but without the hard cash to support the website that resource will be lost. As a private tutor I really appreciate having these worksheets available and have been happy to contribute towards the maintenance costs."
  • "Unfortunately I don't teach anymore but I was so greatful for all those beautiful different sorts worksheets. And I think everybody should consider sponsoring because, let's face it, nothing is for free. There are big charges just for running your website and if not us, who else should participate on paying. Thank you""
  • "iSLCOLLECTIVE ist eine super Sache! Ich nutze die Seite öfter und ich unterstütze sie auch gerne. Für wenig Geld bekommt man hier viel Leistung!"
  • "A good community only works if everyone puts in a little share. Hey, this is actually an awesome project! On the one hand, it's just incredible to find so many useful ressources in one spot, and be able to get them. For free. On the other hand, we kind of get used to this, right? Isn't everything in the web for free, sort of? Wikipedia, facebook, youTube, tons of news sites and other sites? No, it isn't. We just tend to forget that. All these sites put in a tremendous amount of work. Some have found other ways to get money, by monetizing your data for example. Or by having people pay to have their content featured. So, it's advertising, just hidden. Others just have a huge network of people willing to work. For free. And so, because nobody is watching us, we start thinking that it is okay to just download and use that work other people have done. For free. But it isn't. Giving back should be a normal thing. And giving back can have multiple forms. You could ask yourself: i have used this platform. It has helped me. How can i help back? Sometimes, this might mean uploading a paper you have created. Sometimes, it might be dropping a line just to say thank you. Sometimes, it is to just donate what you can afford or think is fair. Because, evidently, all this costs money. There is no such thing as free content. Somebody always pays for it. And it is good to contribute to keep it alive and interest-free. Because otherwise, it will disappear. Or be paid for by people who have something to sell. So, yes, do donate. Because it means being a good person. "

Our accomplishments in 2018


1) We launched a new Teaching jobs platform as part of our service for you.

2) We rewrote the code of the Worksheet download pages so now they load much faster. Have you noticed?

3) We tweaked the search results generation logic a bit on worksheet pages. Formerly, you had to select an item from the search filter, then you had to click on the magnifier icon to generate results. You no longer have to click on the magnifier icon, as the results will be generated instantly after you select an item from a search filter.

4) We introduced a Fix for Broken Videos: Sometimes videos are removed from Youtube, either by Youtube itself - on copyright grounds - or by the uploader. Then the video will become “broken” (unavailable) on Youtube, and in turn, as a logical consequence, on iSLCollective, as well.

5) We made it possible to assign Video Quizzes as homework.

6) We added two new task types in video quizzes.

7) We refreshed the design of video quizzes.

8) We added new servers for the site to run smoothly even when the site is seeing 150 thousand visits per day.

9) We provided technical support for our users throughout the year.

FAQ


Q: How does paying work?


You can choose to select a monthly amount to pay every month or you can make a one-time payment. We are happiest for recurring payments, which means you authorize us to automatically charge your Paypal account or bank card every month - until you cancel it. So if you're thinking about whether to pay 15 euros once, or 3-5 euros every month, please choose a smaller, but monthly amount. Of course, we are immensely grateful for one-time payments, as well!

In either case, technically you pay in your national currency, and our bank will exchange it. The currencies indicated in the payment box are there to give you a better idea of how much you are going to pay.

We are glad to answer any questions at info [at] islcollective [dot] com.



Q: I am considering paying a small amount every month. How does this work?


Paying every month (monthly recurring payment)

If you select "PAY MONTHLY" in the pay box above, it means that you are going to make a payment every month, and with your authorization this amount will be debited (=charged) by iSLCollective automatically on the monthly anniversary of the first payment, until of course, you stop your payments.

You can easily stop your automatic monthly payments by going to the History/support sub menu in your MyPage (click on your avatar in the top right corner). There you will find a link that takes you directly to the page on PayPal.com where you can stop the payments. In case of CCBill (our bank card payment processor), you just have to reply to the payment confirmation email they have sent you, and they will cancel your recurring payment within a few hours.

Recurring payment works both with PayPal and your bank card. Your account will be upgraded to "iSLCollectve Sponsor" right after successful payment.



Q: I'd like to pay 15 dollars, but only once. Can I do that, too?


Paying just once

Sure. If you select "PAY ONCE" in the pay box above, you will be charged your selected amount only once. Your account will be upgraded to "iSLCollective Sponsor" immediately after successful payment.



Q: What payment methods can I choose from?


1. PayPal

In case of using Paypal, the actual payment takes place on PayPal's secure site. If you create a PayPal account, in most countries you can also pay with your debit or credit card.

Experiencing problems when trying with PayPal? Contact us at info [at] islcollective [dot] com, or try the next option.

2. Bank Card

You can also pay securely with your debit or credit card on CCbill.com, the site of our international payment gateway partner. We have chosen CCBill because it is well-known and trustworthy provider for processing electronic payments.

Experiencing problems when trying to donate with your bank card? You can try using your bank card with PayPal, too. For many people it works, as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info [at] islcollective [dot] com.




Q: I need the invoice after my payment made out in the name of my school/company. Where can I give you the invoice details?


1. In case of Paypal payments

As a default, you will be issued an invoice using the name and address you provided in your PayPal account. If you would like us to make out the invoice to a different name and address, you can request that on the next page before you get to Paypa's page to finish the payment.

2. In case of debit/credit card payments

As a default, you will be issued an invoice using the name and address you provide on our payment form (Step 1 of payment: "Confirming your order").

Newest messages

#145
20 hours ago
Hello,I am SASHA 14 on the site ,a much older generation of retired teachers,

I would gladly like to contribute once per year but as a rule I do NOT pay by credit card ;is it another way for a rapid payment,please? Paypay lasts very long here in France,too....particularly nowadays!
Can you come up with another solution,may I ask?

Thank you in advance,

Sasha
#144
2 days ago

hii
you're amazing

thank you for your efforts..wish for you a happy New Year :)

#143
2 days ago
Hi,

I made a payment on December 1st 2018.
I received an email from CCbill for my payment but it doesn't appear on my history as a supporting member.
I hope that there is no problem.
Thank you to keep me posted about it.
Patricia K ( Patkero)
#142
5 days ago

Dear ISL members,

I would like to donate but I can only pay through IDEAL or make a transfer, I hope you can add IDEAL as one of the possibilities to contribute financially. Let me know.

Kind regards

Maria

#141
5 days ago
I would rather give a larger amount a couple of times of the year,
because some months I have more to give than others.
Thank you for your wonderful site!
Libertybelle
#140
6 days ago
Hi, I'm trying to donate but it doesn't work!
#139
6 days ago
reply to Nakedwire's post #135

If you follow through with the bank card payment, you can specify all your details, including name and account number.

Peter

#138
6 days ago
reply to Teresa2018's post #137

Hi Teresa,

When it says 30 days, dont worry about it. It is just a less than clever thing on the part of our payment partner. When you choose to pay only once, you will be charged only once and your supporting membership will be for 1 year on iSLCollective, and you will not be charged again.

Bless up,

Peter

#137
2 weeks ago
Good afternoon,
I really appreciate your work. Thank you very much.
I was filling in the form to contribute once with 15 euros for a year, but it appeared at the top of the form: "for 30 days". I do not understand why.
Can you please confirm: if I choose once, as I did, will it be for a year?
One more question: when we contribute once, will you charge the same amount every year, automatically, or do you send a notice before asking to do it?
I will wait for an answer before contributing.
Thank you for your attention.
Teresa
(Teresa2018)
#136
2 weeks ago
Hi,
I am from Suriname,

I would like to donate. I have tried by bank from The Netherlands, but it didn't work.
Is there another option e.g. Western Union

Angela