RRND/FND 2012 annual fundraiser

posted by
January 1, 2012
Posted in News

Dear Reader,

Hey, I told you we'd be getting an earlier start this year! But wait ... this will be a different kind of fundraiser. None of those annoying daily updates. I'll talk to you probably once a month, maybe once a week at most, until and unless things get down to the wire.

The goal looks a lot like last year's: $10,000 by our 10th anniversary (December 23, 2012). Or, alternatively, getting our "subscribing contributor" revenue up to a steady $1,000 a month (it's at $300 and change right now).

The consequences of not meeting the goal are different than before. No, I'm not playing the "closing our doors" card, exactly. But if we can't make that very, very low number ($10k per year comes to a gross -- before Paypal fees, before hosting, before email services, before domain registrations, etc., etc. -- of $3,600 a year for our one full-time staffer, me, and $1000-1800 for part-time staff), then I'm going to talk to my fellow editors about retiring (with some kind of compensation plan) and leaving me to hold the fort all by my lonesome. Which would, honestly, have a negative effect on the size, depth, breadth and quality of the freedom's daily newspaper.

So, there it is. I'll give you a week to think about it, then hit you with some numbers, and then likely go to monthly updates. If you're already sold on helping us get there, the URL for supporting RRND is:


Yours in liberty,
Tom Knapp
Rational Review


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