Announcing the 2016 Double Your Donations Challenge!

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 810 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser, what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our fourth target, more original reporting.

A loyal donor has offered a challenge: to double the donations of the next 20 people who give $100. Make this generous offer a speedy success by going to our donation page now! Take this opportunity to turbo-charge your gift.

You can make your contribution here, via check, debit or credit card, or PayPal. If you give by check, be sure to let us know by e-mailing us at with “Double Your Donation Challenge” in the subject line.

Thanks to our anonymous donor for his generosity. I hope readers will respond in kind. And if $100 is a stretch for you, don’t let that stop you from making a donation if you’ve been planning to but haven’t had time yet. Every contribution helps us meet our goals. So I hope you’ll take up this fundraiser challenge in whatever way you can!

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  1. b1whois

    ok, I had been waiting to make my donation at a convenient time, and this finally pushed me into action. BUT, then I went to the page and saw the opportunity to make a monthly donation instead! I decided that was really more in line with how I feel about the site. Well played Yves et al!

    1. MDBill

      I just contributed too. There were two links, one for a one-time payment and another for a monthly contribution. My one-time payment seems to have worked as expected. Any chance you might have chosen the wrong link?

  2. laughingsong

    Made @ 12:26 PM PDT, received your email 20 minutes prior. Hope I made it into the doubling bucket.

  3. ChrisPacific

    I had been dragging my heels a bit on this and also tossing up between $50 and $100, so this was well timed for me. Happy to have weighed in on the burnout prevention goal which I think is very important. Thanks for your work.

  4. Collapsar

    I don’t know if I’m one of the first 20, but I was planning on kicking in a hundred dollars anyway. Here’s hoping I made the cutoff.

  5. ratefink

    Thank you to Yves, Lambert, Dave, Jerri Lynn, and anyone who pushes info their way. Thank you also for your robust moderation of these comments, and your renewed willingness to spend that extra effort on top of the insightful, unique, and actionable news you bring every single day. Creating and maintaining this commentariat at it’s high standards is one of the most valuable and unsung labors, and a rare fulfillment of the promise of the internet and blogging. Sadly rare, but beautiful and worthwhile, and, like so much, dependent on near invisible high quality labor.

    1. Clive

      Sorry (see my earlier piece about Naked Capitalism’s PayPal woes) — I know that some Asian banks’ card networks and issuers don’t always adhere precisely to PayPal’s authorisation messaging specifications (the fault can be on either “side”).

      My usual suggestion is to try another card from a different issuer, if you have one.

      More bank IT system flakiness and general crapffication, unfortunately.

  6. auntienene

    I’m in for $100; hope it gets matched.

    Thanks for all you and Lambert and your guest posters do. I followed Lambert over here from Corrente (if you’ve got no place else to go….) I don’t know how you do it; I can’t keep up!

  7. Andrew

    Late to the party but in for $150 (something for the match and a heartfelt extra for burnout prevention). Many thanks for all you guys do to keep me informed and engaged.

  8. EndOfTheWorld

    I promise I’ll donate some money if you take me off your “comment is awaiting moderation” list.

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      I just did so, but we generally put people in moderation because they’ve thrown around their weight in comments overmuch. So please be a wee more mindful of house rules! And thanks for the donation!

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