The purpose of a community-based site like Planipedia is to provide usable, valuable information to financial planners and potentially consumers worldwide. Although we are happy for contributors to indicate that they were the "source" of information, they must understand that the information can be used by anyone without acknowledging the source. The content must be unrestricted by copyright. Planipedia is not-for-profit and an open and collaborative communnity.
The most important type of sponsor for this site will be significant knowledge and information contributors. At this stage financial contributions are not required although this may change in the future. If for any reason it did change no supporter of Planipedia has any financial obligation in any way. We may use the terms Sponsor and Supporter interchangably as some people feel the term Sponsor usually requires money which is not the case in Planipedia.
Although anyone is free to contribute content at any time, we are hoping to have significant contributions of content by associations, academics and specialist firms in the financial planning domain early on to increase the value of the resource on an accelerated basis.
Planipedia was launched officially at the FPA Conference in Anaheim, CA. on October 10, 2009. In followup to the launch, we are asking all Planipedia Supporters to post a copy of the Supporter Logo on their website, linking to Planipedia's main page at http://www.planipedia.org
Founding Supporters are those firms, individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in the launch of Planipedia through their significant contribution of content and commitment to inform members of the financial planning community about this new resource. They have been early supporters to help ensure Planipedia maintains a global perspective.
CAPS Instituto de Planificacion Financiera (Argentina) membership organization for Argentina
Caribbean Financial Planning Association (Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados) is a membership association for the Caribbean region
Canfin Financial Group (Canada) a financial planning dealership
Captus Press Educational Publisher
Federation of Financial Planners (Netherlands) professional association
FinaMetrica (Australia) specialists on risk profiling concepts
Giorgio Canella (Italy) Independent fee only advisor
Institute of Advanced Financial Planning (Canada) professional association for RFPs
International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (USA) professional association for RFC®s
John De Goey (Canada) Author
Market Logics (Canada) strategic planning, books for advisors
Omega Group (USA, UK, Malaysia, Canada, Italy, Argentina, India) Financial Planning Study Group
Personal Advisor (Russia) is a founding sponsor from Russia
Personal Finance Society (United Kingdom) a professional organisation in the UK
PlanPlus (Canada) Inc. is the technology host for Planipedia and a significant contributor of content
Right Returns Financial Planning (India)
Syndaxi Chartered Financial Planners (United Kingdom)
Wealth Enhancement Academy (Canada) is a significant content provider
Wessel Oosthuizen (South Africa) Academic