Particular due to all of you who responded so rapidly and generously to our pink alert yesterday, “We Interrupt Our Usually Scheduled Programming for This Essential Announcement” the place we warned that we have been so badly behind the place we often have been within the fundraiser that I might need to take no pay for the upcoming 12 months. That isn’t sustainable and if that consequence got here to cross, I must contemplate the dire consequence of radically restructuring and even shuttering the location in late 2024.
Lots of youchip in“> went rapidly to the Tip Jar or despatched e-mails pledging to ship checks, some by readers with restricted means who nonetheless very a lot need Bare Capitalism to thrive and prosper, some by the nicely off who made hefty presents.
So now we have now handsomely exceeded our authentic donor (now donations objective, since some have given twice) of 1100 donations, and at the moment are at 1207. I’m growing our donor objective to 1350. Let’s see if we are able to now beat that.
Due to so many beneficiant and immediate responses, we’ve now hit our first 5 targets: funding important tech plumbing, bonuses to our loyal visitor writers, growing staffing for continued expanded Hyperlinks; supporting the feedback part; and offering the staffing of our 24/7 protection with out burning out the writing staff. Let me stress once more: your donations have and proceed to make all these crucial gadgets doable.
However we’re nonetheless not the place we must be! We’re nonetheless behind, however not as alarmingly as earlier than. So if in case you have not donated but, please make a cease on the donation web page and dig deep! No matter you may give helps this web site thrive!
As lately, we’re together with the objective of funding for increasing our attain. It is a hostile setting for small unbiased websites, so we’d like spend to extra time than bringing in new readers.
Our site visitors is holding stable regardless of repeatedly being downgraded in Google, like many unbiased web sites like The Intercept, Truthdig, and Counterpunch, and dealing with the prospect of overt censorship and deplatforming for the heinous sins of questioning typical narratives on main points just like the function of vaccines in preventing Covid and the progress of the Russia-Ukraine battle.
Even with our content material has solely been getting higher (and we predict extra related) over time, we’re working tougher than ever simply to remain in place.
So whether or not you’ll be able to contribute financially to this fundraiser or not, spreading the phrase about Bare Capitalism can be completely important for us to thrive. Encouraging individuals who would possibly like our work to take a look at Bare Capitalism is critically necessary (as is cchipping in through our fundraiser web page in case you haven’t had the time to take action already).
Readers despatched us very emphatic messages about how necessary Bare Capitalism is to them. As an example, from John Z:
I can’t stand the concept you might need to chop again. I’d be misplaced with out NC as it’s my predominant supply of sanity on this loopy world.
I can’t even discuss to most of my family and friends about present occasions as they’re captured by the mainstream narrative and are unwilling to research different factors of view.
Thanks for all that you just and the NC staff do to make this world extra comprehensible.
And Shelby H:
Nonetheless the very best web site on the web! Thanks for all you do – lighting a candle within the darkness ‘ we positive do want it…
Thanks for all you and the staff at NC do. Whereas I’ve much less time to be an energetic member of the neighborhood, your onerous work is extremely appreciated and I stay up for NC as now the tenth factor I do within the morning, after diapers and bottles and so forth.
My greatest to you and the NC crew.
So what would possibly assist to extend visibility? Earlier than we get to new issues we are able to do, please think about using the Songbooks as a solution to introduce individuals to Bare Capitalism, significantly followers of pop music or colleagues with a sardonic humorousness. The overview and the pdfs are right here.
First can be for Yves to take extra interview requests. We too typically have to show them down as a result of they arrive in too near the “hit time” for me to have the ability to do them and never shirk off on posts.
We want we had the time to do podcasts of our personal, however doing something along with what we do now introduces much more complexity, which lands on Yves’ desk and takes time away from producing written content material.
However we are able to’t be assured, even when we took up all of the top quality interview alternatives that got here throughout the transom, that they’d come up repeatedly sufficient to extend our visibility.
Second can be guide evaluations. In addition they take extra time than common posts and therefore require extra web site sources however assist with creating extra visibility with different writers, who then would possibly consult with or hyperlink to Bare Capitalism extra typically. And thoughts you, we don’t imply currying favor, a really un-NC factor to do. A pointy damaging evaluate of a deserving goal typically appeals to like-minded skilled writers, even when the goal takes umbrage. And that is one thing our different achieved writers may take up in the event that they discovered a guide that suited them.
And naturally our common readers get pleasure from a extra different publish weight-reduction plan too.
Third, we may professionalize our e-newsletter (proper now it’s for regulars and has a homespun look) by altering to a slicker format and/or probably having a second leaner and slicker model. We at present use the e-newsletter as a loyalty-builder for established readers. We may construct a second mailing checklist of doubtless receptive candidates, with so-called influencers like columnists, journalists, and economists. As an example, we don’t ship our e-newsletter to our MMT allies. So we have to construct this checklist and improve the format. If in case you have any e-newsletter layouts you want (spare and straightforward to learn are greatest), please ship an instance with the topic line “Publication mannequin” to yves-at-nakedcapitalism-dot-com
We’re setting a goal of $10,500 for this objective and have simply began on it, at $1,155 in direction of it. Discover now we have saved this objective modest in comparison with the others.
If we wind up not utilizing all of the funds within the objective to assist with varied exterior visibility efforts, they are going to go to help extra authentic reporting. So please, assist us be even larger and badder by going to the Tip Jar and giving as generously as you’ll be able to! Whether or not $5 or $5,000. All of them assist us preserve this web site buzzing!