Category: Fundraiser

Day Four – Third Quarter fundraiser

Day Four – Third Quarter fundraiser

Imagine…

Hello, folks. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. As I mentioned on Tuesday, we’re having to upgrade to a more robust web host/server and that takes money so your contributions are very much appreciated.

My guess is that, if you’re looking news and commentary on what’s going on in Michigan, Eclectablog is one of your first stops.

Imagine if Eclectablog were to go away. Think of the events that you wouldn’t find out about because, frankly, our mainstream media in this state is a bit of shambles. Think about missing the voice of LOLGOP and his perfect framing of the political messages of our day. Think about missing Anne’s fabulous photographs of people, places and things.

Then ask yourself what value that has for you and make a contribution after the jump to keep the lights on and the politics flowing at Eclectablog.

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Day Three – Third Quarter fundraiser – “We’re going to the Democratic National Convention” edition

Day Three – Third Quarter fundraiser – “We’re going to the Democratic National Convention” edition

Charlotte, here we come!

First, a big thanks to those of you who have already contributed to Eclectablog during this round of fundraising. I realize times are tough for most of us so it’s gratifying to see people contributing to something they believe in.

If you haven’t made a contribution yet, you can do so after the jump.

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Day 2 – Third quarter fundraiser

Day 2 – Third quarter fundraiser

Baby needs a new web server

So, yesterday, LOLGOP broke the internet. More accurately, he generated so much traffic at Eclectablog with his piece “Your Affordable Care Act Rebate Can Save Lives” that he overloaded the servers at our web hosting company and they shut us down for several hours. So, we need to upgrade and it’s going to cost about $600 per year to do that.

That’s the kind of thing we’re asking you for donations for: to keep Eclectablog humming along flawlessly, even when one of our posts hits the front page of Reddit and is getting nearly 500 hits per minute (I’m not kidding.)

You can make a donation using the oh-so-easy-to-use Paypal link after the jump.

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Day 1 – Third quarter fundraiser

Day 1 – Third quarter fundraiser

Support your local bloggers

It’s that time of the year again where we come to you, tip jar in hand, and ask you to support what we do here at Eclectablog. As most of you know, this is not a full-time gig for me, Anne and LOLGOP. It doesn’t even come close to paying the bills. We do these fundraisers to help offset our costs for equipment, travel, and fees for various things we do. In exchange, we bring you regularly updated content, insightful commentary, liveblogging, exclusive reporting and magnificent photography.

If you’d like to say “thank you” and help keep us doing what we’re doing, you can do so after the jump.

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Mitt Romney copies President Obama’s “Make a donation, win dinner with me” fundraising technique

Mitt Romney copies President Obama’s “Make a donation, win dinner with me” fundraising technique

Copycatting is the sincerest form of flattery. And laziness.

Back in 2010, President Obama began raising campaign funds by holding a contest where, for a donation of $3 or less, you could win dinner with him. Since then he’s held a bunch of them.

They a appear to be working because Mitt Romney has totally ripped off the idea.

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And the winners are…

Envelope, please…

This post took way longer than I had hoped but I traveled for work last week, spent the day at the Michigan Summit on Saturday and planted a monster garden yesterday so I simply have not had the time.

First, thanks to everyone who contributed to our 2nd Quarter fundraising drive. We are so appreciative and gratified by both the donations and the many very nice comments.

Without further ado, here are our winners…

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Day 7 – Second quarter fundraiser — grand finale

Day 7 – Second quarter fundraiser — grand finale

Thank you for your support. Hint. Hint. Today is the final day of our quarterly fundraiser and the last time we’ll ask you to pitch in a bit to support the work we do — for a while. As I pointed out before, I was an Eclectablog supporter before I became a contributor. And if you’ve been debating about whether […]

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Day 6 – Second quarter fundraiser — Weekend edition!

Day 6 – Second quarter fundraiser — Weekend edition!

Keepin’ the lights on, payin’ the bills

Welcome to the final stretches of our 7-day, second quarter fundraiser.

To recap, we don’t really make any money doing this so we hold fundraisers once a quarter to give you, our readers, a chance to help support us as we fight the anti-progressive monsters and LOL at the GOP as much as possible.

A big thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. If you haven’t donated, I have to say the odds of winning the iPod or one of the five Obama photomosaic posters is actually quite good. Remember, any donation at all enters you in the drawing for posters. Donations of $25 or more will be in a drawing to win a Democrat blue iPod Nano.

You can do so here::

[More after the jump.]

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Day 5: Second quarter fundraising drive — PRIZES! PRIZES! and more PRIZES!

Day 5: Second quarter fundraising drive — PRIZES! PRIZES! and more PRIZES!

Brothers and sisters, can ya spare a dime?

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. Can I ask what brought you here today?

Is it first-hand reporting like you got yesterday when I covered the Board of State Canvassers meeting where two men stole the voice of a quarter million Michiganders?

Is it insightful commentary like you got yesterday from LOLGOP’s analysis of Why Mitt Lost Massachusetts?

Is it to keep up on all the news of interest with regards to state and national politics?

Whatever the reason, please consider how much you value what you find here and then make a donation to Eclectablog that’s appropriate.

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Day 4: Second quarter fundraising drive – Rattling the tip cup

Day 4: Second quarter fundraising drive – Rattling the tip cup

My, my, how you’ve grown!

Hello, again. A very big and heartfelt thanks to those of you that have already called in your pledge — wait. Sorry.

That’s NPR.

This is Eclectablog. We don’t have open phone lines.

We have this:

We also have a LOT of readers. Seriously. Look at this: […]

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Day 3: Second quarter fundraising drive – Why LOLGOP supports Eclectablog

Day 3: Second quarter fundraising drive – Why LOLGOP supports Eclectablog

Piss off a Republican. Support bold progressives. Before I started writing for Eclectablog, I contributed a little cash to the effort. Why? Even though we are in an election season where a variety of local, state and national candidates need our support, I see what Eclectablog as an essential progressive voice for three reasons: 1. Chris Savage has gills that […]

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