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Acts of Mass Violence: Public Safety Response & Recovery Initiative

The IPSA kick-started this fundraiser on #GivingTuesday (11/28/2017) and we need your donation today so we can provide public safety the research, education and training they need to mitigate, respond to and help communities recover from acts of mass violence.

An effort of this magnitude is a significant undertaking and requires a substantial amount of public safety expertise and time, and there is currently no federal funding availalbe to support this initiative.

All donors can deduct their contribution per the U.S. IRS, IRC Section 170. Our Federal Tax ID # is 47-1409233.

Acts of Mass Violence: Public Safety Response and Recovery Initiative

IPSA Reaches Goal 1

Through the generous financial contributions from our members, citizens and private companies, the IPSA achieved Goal 1. 

The money we raised was used to create a compendium of thought-leadership articles about acts of mass violence preparedness, response, community resiliency and mental health recovery. These articles were written by public safety professionals in 911 telecommunications, law enforcement, fire service, private sector and mental healthcare.

We encourage everyone to download, print and share this document within your departments, cities and on social media.

Click the above image to download this document.

Donate to Support Goals 2, 3 & 4 

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How do I submit a check donation?

Make your check payable to the "International Public Safety Association" and mail it to the International Public Safety Association, PO Box 6132, Goodyear, AZ 85338. You will receive a donation receipt once payment is received. 

Programmatic and Fundraising Goals

How much money is the IPSA seeking to raise? And how will it be used?

The IPSA's Programmatic goals for this new initiative are outlined below, and the total amount we're seeking to raise to achieve our goals is $99,000.

FULLY FUNDED! See press release.  Goal 1: $5,000 will allow us to create a series of thought-leadership articles for the IPSA's Public Safety Column that will inform the public safety community ranging from situational awareness on scene to building community resiliency. 

Goal 2: $14,000 will allow us to hold a quarterly webinar about acts of mass violence that will reach over 2,000 public safety practitioners from around the globe. 

Goal 3: $20,000 will allow the IPSA to convene a Policy Task Force to develop a comprehensive report examining the trends and lessons learned on Acts of Mass Violence in recent history.

Goal 4: $60,000 will allow us to host an in-person Acts of Mass Violence Summit in 2018. The summit will bring together public safety officials and key stakeholders from around the U.S. and internationally to discuss trends, issues and lessons learned.

Disclaimer: The IPSA reserves the right to move money as it sees fit. Any funds received over and above the budget of the solicited purpose will be put into the general fund.

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