I’ve received a number of e-mails, phone calls, and comments since announcing last week that The New York History Blog needed the support of the history community it serves in order to keep operating.
The response was promising, so I’ve set up a fundraising mechanism through Rally.org, a very reputable crowd-funding site (used by Senator Elizabeth Warren and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among others).
We need to raise (through advertisers and donations) $12,000 in operating funds for 2014 to keep this valuable and effective resource for the New York State history community alive in the coming year.
So, if you value The New York History Blog there are a few ways you can help:
1 – You could head over to the fundraising site right now and make a contribution. We’re counting on each other to keep this going. The fundraising website is located at https://rally.org/
2 – You could take an advertisement on the site or encourage a friendly organization to take an ad. This is a great opportunity to get affordable advertising targeting a rather specific and educated readership interested in history (attention publishers and state-wide organizations!). Just drop me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
3 – You could spread the word about the site and/or our fundraising effort via Twitter or Facebook. You can also help by becoming a “supporter” (you can do that even if you don’t become a contributor) at our fundraising page (https://rally.org/
Help generate a buzz.
If each of us pulls just a little of the weight, we can keep this site going for another year.
I have faith in the history community we’re building around this site – this is the time to show that you do too.