Eleven years ago, recognizing the need for an independent voice in Davis, I started the Davis Vanguard. I didn’t recognize at the time where that journey would take me, I only knew I had to take it in order to get the truth out.
People always ask, why are you constantly asking for donations, and I’ll tell you why – we made the choice to become a non-profit news organization. I wasn’t seeking to get rich and I didn’t want to be beholden to a bunch of wealthy interests.
At the same time, as our work progresses and our mission expands, we need to find ways to raise more money. And we are working on those. We’ve been ramping up our subscriptions this year to close our fund gap, we are working on getting grant funding for our expanding number of special projects and our goal is to be fiscally sound by the end of 2018.
But in the meantime, there are those pesky bills to pay. As I told some folks yesterday, the problem is those stories are not going to report themselves and our employees, they are not going to pay themselves.
We set a goal of raising $3000 in December over and above our normal revenue and we have $290 left to raise.
Want to help?
You can become a monthly subscriber at $10 a month or more to help sustain our organization – https://davisvanguard.org/2017/04/subscriber ) or make a one-time contribution of $25, $100 or $1000 to our GoFundMe to help us pay for our bills: http://gofundme.com/vanguard-december-fundraiser
You can also send us a check to Davis Vanguard – PO Box 4715 – Davis, CA 95617
Your generous support of the Davis Vanguard has made all of our 2017 goals possible! It is your support and demand for justice that has helped us to have our best year to date! You are a part of Team Davis Vanguard and we thank you for your generosity and involvement!
Thanks for your support and I look forward to doing amazing things in 2017.