Category: Fundraiser

What the hell can you do about it?

What the hell can you do about it?

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Daily Show clip, but this one is worth checking out: A person you’ve never heard of — like Tomi Lahren — is delivering the news on Facebook to more people than all three network newscasts combined. Her message that America is under assault from anyone who believes that we actually have work […]

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QUESTION: What would you pay for quality blogging? A dime a day? 25 cents a day?

QUESTION: What would you pay for quality blogging? A dime a day? 25 cents a day?

Most of us wouldn’t walk into a grocery store, pick up a newspaper, and walk out without paying. However, in a sense, that’s what happens when you read a website regularly without supporting the site financially. If you are a regular reader of Eclectablog, we’re asking you to think about how much that is worth to you. How much is […]

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Your support of Eclectablog matters for many reasons

Your support of Eclectablog matters for many reasons

Here at Eclectablog the staff and our publisher, Chris Savage, ask a few times a year for you to consider donating a few dollars to make sure independent stays just that, independent. Does Eclectablog have a “liberal” bias? Yes and no. Most of the staff certain lean Left, but we are paid to write (thanks to all of you), not […]

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Citizen journalism: Filling the void

Citizen journalism: Filling the void

I don’t generally refer to myself as a “journalist”. However, I do consider myself a blogger who sometimes commits acts of journalism. And, in a time when news outlets often seem like they are circling the drain, the work we do here at Eclectablog is helping to fill a void that’s been created by that slow demise. Those of you […]

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YOU can play a role in building a community and demanding accountability

YOU can play a role in building a community and demanding accountability

As I mentioned yesterday, other than working with our progressive partners, we no longer run network ads on Eclectablog (the ads in the comment section are part of the Disqus commenting system.) We have shifted our emphasis to building a community of readers and supporters who ensure that we can continue to grow and expand. When you support Eclectablog, you […]

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This year, supporting your values, REALLY supporting your values, is more important than ever

This year, supporting your values, REALLY supporting your values, is more important than ever

We normally do four week-long fundraising requests each year here at Eclectablog. This year, we have trimmed that to just two. Additionally, we have removed the ads you normally see on blogs. In fact, the only ads you’ll see (aside from the ones that automatically come with the Disqus commenting system) are from our progressive partners. The site gives them […]

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PHOTOS: Eclectablog’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser Party a huge success – THANK YOU!

PHOTOS: Eclectablog’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser Party a huge success – THANK YOU!

Well, the 2016 Eclectablog Fundraiser Party is now in the history books. It was an incredible evening with a room packed with around 100 blog readers & fans and progressive leaders from a wide variety of organizations. Here are some photos taken by Anne of the evening.

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THANK YOU! Here’s our final sponsor list for tonight’s Eclectablog fundraiser

THANK YOU! Here’s our final sponsor list for tonight’s Eclectablog fundraiser

In just three hours we’ll be kicking off the Third Annual Eclectablog fundraising party at the ABC Microbrewery in Ypsilanti. If you’re in the area, we’d love to have you join us. Although it’s slated to run from 7-9 p.m., we have added musical entertainment by the amazing folk duo Mustard’s Retreat so we’ve extended the time to 10 p.m. […]

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Thank you to Governor Snyder and the GOP-controlled legislature

Thank you to Governor Snyder and the GOP-controlled legislature

As posted on the Eclectablog website, tonight is a big night for the blog, the first amendment and free speech in general. The Eclectablog site proudly states: Our third annual Eclectafundraiser party will be Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the ABC Microbrewery (aka, Corner Brewery) in Ypsilanti from 7-9 p.m. In an effort to better connect with our readers and to help […]

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Can’t afford a ticket to Eclectablog’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser party? Come anyway! (Read this post for details)

Can’t afford a ticket to Eclectablog’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser party? Come anyway! (Read this post for details)

Tomorrow is our 3rd Annual Eclectablog Fundraiser Party. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we’re asking for a $35 donation at the door ($30 in advance + Eventbrite fee, click HERE to purchase your ticket.) However, we understand that not everyone can afford that and we don’t want anyone to miss the event. Fortunately, through the generosity of some anonymous […]

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Mustard’s Retreat to play at Eclectablog’s 3rd annual fundraiser + more sponsors!

Mustard’s Retreat to play at Eclectablog’s 3rd annual fundraiser + more sponsors!

I’m very happy to announce that the amazing folk duo Mustard’s Retreat will play some music for us at our 3rd annual Eclectablog fundraiser party in Ypsilanti next Tuesday, May 17th. As part of their set, they’ll be playing their song “Take the Children and Run”, a remake of Don Lange’s song written after the Three Mile Island nuclear power […]

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