Final Hours of Fundraiser, Blasted Through New Donor Goal

The Naked Capitalism community has spoken loudly and clearly. You’ve said you want this site to have more in-depth coverage and more impact. You’ve provided tangible backing for your desire to have us demystify finance, call out chicanery in high places, parse propaganda, to become more effective in our activism, and in our small way, help promote the creation of a more just society.

We set an initial target of 1100 donors for our fundraiser. You met that last week. We set a new target of 1250. You broke that over the weekend. This morning, you were just shy of our old target of 1350 donors. We asked if you could beat our total of last year, of 1457 donors.

We’re now 1506, the highest we’ve ever gotten, and this fundraiser still has nearly a half day to go, since you have till midnight PST.

And we even beat our target of $35,000 for original reporting! We are now $655 over it!

So let’s try one more stretch goal. Every donation now helps fund more original reporting. Can we get to 1550 donors and $42,000 in original reporting? Ever little bit will help, whether it’s $5 or $27, or $50, or $5,000.

Join us and participate via our fundraiser page, where you can give by credit or debit card of via a PayPal account (the charge will be in the name of Aurora Advisors).

You can also send a check (or multiple post dated checks) in the name of Aurora Advisors Incorporated to

Aurora Advisors Incorporated
903 Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10075

Please also send an e-mail to with the headline “Check is in the mail” (and just the $ en route in the message) to have your contribution included in our running tally.

We’ve gotten SO many messages that it will take me some time to read through them all and reply properly. I wanted to share a few:

Colleen O:

You are the best read every morning. Thank you.

Henry M:

Pleeease keep up the excellent work! More and more vital every day.

Rebecca R:

Wish I could send more! Naked Capitalism has played such a crucial role in how I understand the world, and is a beloved part of my daily routine no matter how wretched the news… Thank you so much for all the work you do, and please make sure you & Lambert take all the rest and diversion you need to make this a sustainable endeavor, because its truly terrifying thinking about the next four years without Naked Capitalism.

So, last chance. Be one of the 50 or so we need to push this effort over the top.

If you can give a little, give a little. If you can give more, give more. If you can give a lot, give a lot. You are investing in being part of the solution. And thanks again for your support!

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  1. Gabriel

    Come on, throw in some money for some actual journalism. What are you going to do, read some billionaire’s PR mouthpiece instead?

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      No we don’t. It causes tax hassles and none of the services we buy or use are denominated in bitcoin. To be honest, if you want to use an alternative currency, American Airlines frequent flier miles are something we’d use.

  2. habenicht

    An email and letter will follow tonight / later this week with a “check is in the mail” theme.

    Thanks for all your efforts.

  3. B1whois

    I am soooo happy this has been a success – that gives some much-needed hope!!!
    I’m so proud of myself for becoming a regular donor to a site that I regularly enjoy.

  4. cek

    NC has been a lifeline for me for years, and I’m happy to say my husband is now hooked as well. We are small-bore monthly subscribers but each had to contribute something extra to say special thanks to Yves and Lambert and also to the community of commenters who make it possible to to get through every day. Congrats on an excellent fundraiser.

  5. SoCal Rhino

    Contributed a couple of days ago via tip jar, hope it was included in your fundraiser totals.

  6. Skippy

    After a hiatus of 8 years from the “commodity” pool I’m diving back in, had to splash out a bit to update stuff and transport. As such I’m a bit weeish’ on the folding stuff at the moment until cash flow kicks in – about a fortnight.

    Disheveled Marsupial…. count me in for a few zeros…

  7. ex-PFC Chuck

    FWIW I am continuing my monthly donation via Pay Pal at the same rate as previously. Whether or not that qualifies me as one more contributor, so be it.

  8. grayslady

    I must say, this reminds me of PBS fundraisers–only without the coffee mugs and umbrellas. Sent you an email regarding donation.

  9. barefoot charley

    I realized during this fundraiser that NC has become my NYT. It’s how the day’s information begins, before I move on to the day’s misinformation over at you-know-where . . . I sent you money but you’re priceless!

  10. Linda I.

    I renewed my monthly PayPal donation and sent off a missive to Yves to that effect. Don’t know if that ups your contributor count for this year, but it is certainly money well spent.

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