Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Fundraiser — May 5, 2016 at 7:54 pm

Announcing the first sponsors of the 2016 annual Eclectablog fundraiser


As you know by now, our annual fundraiser party is coming up soon (May 17 – 7-9 p.m. at the ABC Microbrewery in Ypsilanti.) It’s going to be a really fun night and you’ll get to meet the amazing writers that make Eclectablog the premier progressive blog in Michigan and one of biggest state blogs in the country.

As I said in my piece last month, in an effort to better connect with our readers and to help build a more well-connected community, this year’s event will feature an “Ask Us Anything!” interactive discussion with all of the Eclectabloggers and YOU! Even better, the discussion will moderated by two of our favorite progressives: State House Rep. Jon Hoadley and former State House Rep. and Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. You can buy them now by clicking HERE. As in previous years, we’ll have a raffle, complementary food & beer, and a limited edition “Eclectagrog” beer glass as a souvenir.

Because we are progressives, we won’t turn anyone away at the door who can’t afford the ticket price so, if you can’t make it to the party and/or are feeling progressively generous, please consider purchasing an extra ticket or making an additional donation on the Eventbrite page to ensure everyone can come.

You can RSVP and stay up on all the news on our Facebook event page HERE.

I’m honored and thrilled that we have some sponsors to announce today:

Protector of the Public sponsorship:

  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan

Champion of the Commons sponsorship:

  • Doug Scott
  • DiSano Strategies

Guardian of Good Government sponsorship:

  • Michigan Nurses Association

Equality Evangelist sponsorship:

  • Gerald & Christine Erickson

If you or your organization would like to become a sponsor of the event, we have five levels this year:

  • Democracy Defender – $2,500 or more; includes admission for ten people to the party as well as a week of advertising on Eclectablog in our premium ad space.
  • Guardian of Good Government – $1,200; includes admission for eight people to the party as well as a week of advertising in the sidebar space.
  • Equality Evangelist – $600; includes admission for four people.
  • Champion of the Commons – $300; includes admission for three people.
  • Protector of the Public – $180; includes admission for two people.

There is also a “Legislative Challenge” level for elected officials and candidates for $50.

You can use the PayPal widget below or send a check directly to:

Chris Savage/Savage New Media LLC
P.O. Box 32
Dexter, MI 48130

Sponsorship Level

(NOTE: The “Legislative Challenge” level is for legislators only. Thanks.)

If you’d like to sponsor at a level over $2,500, please email me at eclectablog at gmail dot com to make arrangements.

We hope you will join us May 17. Like our last two parties, it will be tons of fun! But it’s also a necessary investment in journalism to keep progressive causes in the public eye. So whether you can be with us in person or not, chip in as much as you can to keep Eclectablog serving movements for a fairer future in Michigan. And please help by sharing this message with everyone in the progressive world!