Ok, let's keep this simple.
I know you all know that rabble.ca is great, news and opinion marinated in awesome-sauce.
I just want to take this opportunity to emphasize three important things I'd like you to know about rabble.ca since these are the last days of our fundraising drive.
--we rely on community support
--a monthly donation of $5/month will make a big difference to our ability to do the work we do
-- no amount is too little or too small.
See! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Because I know you enjoy reading posts from myself (Activist Communiqué) and many other talented writers and podcasters with news about community social justice campaigns, inside activist information through our Activist Toolkit and Revolution 101 series.
And I know you enjoy staying up to 3:00 am debating politics on babble (true story!).
rabble.ca has been reporting since the FTAA demonstrations in 2001 and has covered everything from Indigenous community resistance; to the effort to prevent/end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan; to the G20 demonstrations in Toronto; to #Occupy! and Idle No More.
When rabble.ca started, the idea was simple and enshrined in our ethos as, "News for the Rest of Us" and I jumped at the chance to be a part of such an awesome and necessary media project since 2001 at its inception. I know that dates me (yikes!) but rabble.ca has been around and long time and has steady grown with your support
...which is what I am asking you to do now...
"As a community supported non-profit media site, rabble depends on generous donations from individuals and groups to survive and thrive. Rabble.ca gets no government money; we have no corporate parent or primary foundation support. We have you.
rabble.ca operates on a tiny budget compared to other online news sites and we make every dollar count and truly appreciate your support. Organizations can also support rabble in a couple of ways.
There are four main ways individuals and groups can support rabble:
Become a monthly supporter of rabble. Support rabble with a monthly donation of $5, $8, $15, $25, or $50. Or whatever amount you can afford. Click here to sign up now.
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Make a donation to rabble.ca. It does make a difference. You can make a secure donation right here!
Become an in cahoots member (organizations). Share your news with us and we will share it with the world. rabble.ca provides direct links to stories on the websites of our civil society partners on the top of our front page. in cahoots membership is charged on a sliding scale, designed to match an organization's ability to pay, and includes an advertising bonus. Click here to learn more.
Become a sustaining or supporting partner (organizations). rabble's sustaining and supporting partners are organizations that support rabble's mission and vision through cash and in-kind support and receive support from rabble in advertising and other forms of promotion. Send us an email for more information - click here to open an email from your browser.
Please note that in order to remain independent rabble.ca cannot issue tax receipts."
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.