The Vanguard Needs More Monthly Subscribers

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We are still trying to recover from the demise of our former donation company.  We still have 30 people who need to resubscribe.  That is nearly $500 that we are short – and we have vendors who like to be paid.  Some are understanding of our dilemma, others won’t be.

Moreover, as we mentioned last week: The Vanguard costs money to operate!  Right now our monthly expenses are $3000.

If we were to hire a part-time office assistant, that number goes up to $4000.  And if we were to hire a part-time reporter, that number goes to $5000.

That is our ultimate goal.

The problem is, right now, that each month we are guaranteed to bring in just $1500.  That means if we don’t raise $1500, we get behind on our bills.

Our goal right now is, by the end of this calendar year, that we bring in enough in subscriptions and recurring money to cover each month’s expected expenses.  We were dealt a blow two weeks ago when our donor system, which we had been using since 2008, went down.  We still have not transferred all of our existing donors to PayPal.

Becoming a subscriber is affordable and it is simple.  $10 a month for starters.  If you can give that – we would appreciate that.  To get to $1500 more, we need 150 new subscribers.  But if you can give $20, that reduces the number we need.

All we ask is that you give what you can.  Hit this link: LINK or the donate button at the top and bottom of the page.   (Unfortunately, you will need to be on a laptop or desktop to use the recurring feature.  You are welcome to call me at 530-400-2512 and I will assist you.).

Please help us today if you value what the Vanguard brings you.

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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