About one month ago, I announced that The New York History Blog needed the support of the history community it serves in order to keep operating.
The response has been promising. We’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’ve also sold some advertising.
So far we’ve raised about 25% of the funds needed to keep this site operating in 2014. We need to do more – here’s how you can help:
1 – Head over to the fundraising site right now and make a contribution or pass along the fundraising link. We’re counting on each other to keep this going. The fundraising website is located at https://rally.org/
2 – 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 – Help 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 us 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.