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In consideration of your donation, we will place a notice of sponsorship on one page in the Encyclopedia of Organ Stops for a period of one year. Your donation will be used to fund further work on the Encyclopedia. The standard notice looks something like this:

This stop is sponsored by: J.S. Bach See example here >> See example

If you would like to design your own sponsorship notice, it must conform to the following specifications:

Format A static JPEG (.jpg) or GIF (.gif). Animations are not allowed.
Size and Shape No more than 22,500 pixels in any rectangular shape up to 500 pixels in the longest dimension. Here are three examples of many possible sizes that equal 22,500 pixels:


Hyperlink The entire sponsorship notice may, if you like, be a hyperlink to your website.
Design Must be tasteful, and suitable for all audiences. No blinking, flashing, or movement of any sort. Must not be derogatory or defamatory.
Content The content must be one of the following:
  • The words "sponsored by", "brought to you by", or a similar phrase, followed by your name or a pseudonym.
  • The words "in memory of", or a similar phrase, followed by a name.
  • A tasteful description of some product, service or company of interest to organists, organ builders, or organ scholars. No porn, gambling or get-rich-quick schemes will be accepted.
Conformance to IRS Requirements Sponsorship payments received by IPORE must conform to specific requirements in order to be received tax free by IPORE. Accordingly, the acknowledgment of your company as a sponsor of IPORE may not contain any of the following elements: qualitative or comparative language, price information or other indications of savings or value, an endorsement by IPORE, or an inducement to readers to purchase, sell, or use your company's services, facilities or products. Logos and slogans that do not contain qualitative or comparative descriptions of your company's products or services, value-neutral descriptions, and listings of company locations, telephone numbers, and internet addresses are permitted references. As well, a hyperlink to your company's website is permissible.

While any notice that conforms to the above will probably be accepted, IPORE does reserve the right to refuse any notice for any reason. We will control the location of the notice, but it will be at or near the top of the page in which it appears. Each stop entry page will have at most one sponsorship notice.

Notice of Editorial Freedom

Sponsorship of an entry in the Encyclopedia of Organ Stops does not carry any editorial power over the content or presentation of that entry or any other entry. Content and presentation of the Encyclopedia of Organ Stops is in all cases under the control of the author(s) and IPORE.

Donation Levels

Donations to IPORE are currently not tax-deductible. However, we are in the process of applying for tax-exempt status, and if we achieve that status within one year of your donation, your donation will be retroactively tax-deductible. We expect to obtain tax-exempt status sometime in 2003.

The page on which your sponsorship notice appears depends on the amount of your donation. The donation levels are:

$10 $20 $40 $80 $160 $320 $640 $1000

The stops in each donation level were selected based on how likely they are to be visited, using actual usage statistics and other criteria. The highest donation levels include those stops most likely to be visited.

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