If you'd like to support us, but aren't in a position to give a recurring donation, we completely understand. If you're able, support us with a one-time donation here. Either way, we appreciate knowing that you're here for us, as we try our hardest to be here for the community.
THE FOUNDING SUSTAINER PROGRAM
OpenNews exists to support the community that is pushing to create more inclusive, equitable, and purpose-driven journalism.
We launched this founding sustainer program in response to feedback from community members looking for more ways to be involved and help each other. By being a sustainer, you ensure that OpenNews is able to continue creating ways for community members to connect and support one another.
With this program, community members can contribute on a recurring basis (usually monthly, but the frequency is adjustable) to sustain this work.
OUR GOAL: REACH 250 FOUNDING SUSTAINERS
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Having started this campaign in November 2019, our goal is to reach 250 founding sustainers by November 2020. We think this would make a real difference in helping us shift more of funding to be from the community we love and are here to support. Currently, we're reached 20% of our goal, with nearly 60 founding sustainers.
Help us meet our goal by setting up a recurring donation, at any size and frequency that feels right for you. Whether it's a donation of $20 a month, a quarter, or annually, a recurring donation at any level will mean a lot to us, because that's money we can count on, and a vote of confidence from a founding sustainer we know really cares about our work.
Since we're a small organization, if on average, we reach our goal and all founding sustainers donated $17/month, community donations would become our second highest source of annual support. One day, we hope that our community contributions become our highest source of annual support, so that the heart of our fundraising is completely in line with the heart of our work.
WHAT THIS WILL ENABLE US TO DO
This community already supports each other in so many ways, from advice to job leads to code reviews. OpenNews has long played a role in helping knit together those connections. We're also developing new ways to strengthen that network, through programs like our COVID-19 community care package, which includes programs like peer data review, story recipes, and guides for journalists and managers during this stressful time. At this busy time of evolution, we're excited to share this sustainer program as a way to be able to:
Thanks for helping us launch this program!
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