Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Fundraiser, Meta — October 19, 2014 at 9:13 am

LAST DAY: 4th Quarter fundraiser – “Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s making a difference”


Last night we had a amazing fundraising event for an amazing women who is an amazing candidate and will do an amazing job being and amazing state legislator – Betsy Coffia. She’s raised roughly $60,000, all from small donors. The average donor to her campaign is around $90. Most of her donors give her $5, $10, $25, $50.

It’s the same here at Eclectablog, frankly. We don’t have a whole lot of “big donors”. What we have is a whole lotta people who care enough about what we do here to chip in to make sure we can keep doing it, to expand, to constantly improve.

As I walked around the fundraiser last night, I kept hearing the same thing, something I hear a lot at gatherings of Democrats and liberals: “Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s making a difference.”

That’s a very gratifying thing to hear, for sure. It makes me proud and it gives me strength to spend the 30 hours a week I put into this blog outside of my day job and volunteer efforts. I hope you feel this way, too, and that you’re willing to help us out with a donation. I know you’re getting a lot of fundraising requests right now, but I do hope you’ll give what you can.

If you’d like to join those who find what we do here at Eclectablog worthy of supporting financially, there are three ways to help.

First, you can make your donation using the PayPal form below. You can change the amount if you wish. The default is $50 which is basically $1 per week, a pretty good value.


Or you can wait until the TinyPass pop-up pops up (every tenth click on the site) and donate that way. If you do that, the popups will go away as long as you have cookies enabled. Like with the Paypal form, the default amounts for annual or monthly donations can be adjusted to whatever you wish them to be. They are currently set to be around $1 per week. Again, it’s a great value.

Finally, if you would prefer to send a check, send me an email and I’ll give you the address. This is the most beneficial way for us because it avoids the Paypal and Tinypass fees that are taken from contributions to the site.

If you cannot afford to support us financially, you can still help. Please share our content on your Facebook page or other social media like Twitter, Reddit, etc. Put a “Like” on our Facebook page and click the “Invite friends” button and encourage your friends to like us, too.

Thanks so much for your support,
Chris, Anne, Amy, LOLGOP, Tony, Emma, and Charles

[CC photo credit: James W Bell – Leeds | Flickr]