Fundraiser — January 30, 2015 at 7:44 am

Day 5: First Quarter fundraiser – Gimme all your money, all your tweets and Facebooks, too


Hi, folks. We’re into our fifth day of our 1st Quarter fundraiser and I’d like to thank everyone who has made a contribution so far.

These fundraisers are our version of crowdfunding. We put out content that people find relevant, helpful, and informative and YOU help us keep things going by making a small donation.

I wanted to share an email that I recently received from one of the folks in Brighton that have been fighting the attempt to use tax dollars to fund a tea party school in their school district. I’m sharing it with you because it shows how much the work we do here at Eclectablog makes a difference to so many. This email came after the Brighton Area Schools board voted to NOT charter the politically-driven tea party school:

Your role in this turn of events has been central. I want to thank you for the articles and for the participation on the Brighton Friends Facebook page. You gave our efforts an added dimension of credibility.

I get this type of email regularly and it’s the sort of thing that keeps us motivated to continue doing what we do. Many times, the kudos come from the organzations whose causes we support here by giving them the exposure and voice that they need to get progressives involved.

That’s worth supporting, right?

For those groups and individuals who find what we do here at Eclectablog worthy of supporting with a direct financial contribution, 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 $60 which is basically $1 per week after the fees are taken out, 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 work for an organization that would like to support our efforts by placing an ad, click HERE for our ad rates and more information.

By the way, you don’t have to be an organization to run an ad. Maybe you’d like to surprise your favorite progressive with a birthday message on Eclectablog or help promote your favorite group. Again, click HERE for more info.

If you cannot afford to support us financially, there are a couple of other ways that you can still help.

First, you can do you Amazon shopping through the Eclectablog page. Use the search box at the top of the right sidebar to start your shopping. You can search for products directly from that box or click the “View more products on” link to go to the main Amazon page. If you order via that link, we get 4-6% of the cost of your purchase and it doesn’t cost you a thing.

Second, 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 continued support,
Chris, Anne, Amy, LOLGOP, Tony, Emma, and Charles

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