Thanks to the prompt responses of over 670 members of the Naked Capitalism community, we’ve met our first target, an increased budget for site improvements and IT support, and the second target, funding for meetups, travel and related site coverage, and our third, funding comments section support, with impressive speed.
You donations are a statement that you value this community and want a better debate and a better society and are willing to invest to have us do more to make Naked Capitalism be an even more effective voice for you. If you haven’t had time to give yet, please visit our Tip Jar to support our efforts. Whatever you can give, whether $10 or $1000, helps us provide you with your daily diet of incisive commentary, analysis, news, cute animal pictures and soothing plantidotes, as well as a place to hang out with the like-minded.
Due to the great response to the Sarah Henry challenge, including many by readers who anted up with small and very generous contributions, we already $5730 towards our goal of $19,000 for our guest bloggers.
As regular readers may know, over the years, we’ve been improving the caliber of writers who contribute to this site. We like to send writers who’ve contributed regularly like Lambert, Jerri-Lynn Scofield, and Outis, an honorarium out of the fundraiser. Even though we pay our contributors for helping fill this site’s regular schedule at a good level, writing isn’t a very well remunerated line of work. Our guest bloggers regularly turn out in-depth analysis quick, but the fact that they can do so is a result of their considerable experience and expertise. So we hope you’ll acknowledge their skills and dedication by chipping in at the Tip Jar.
This year, because some of our past regulars have had other commitments this year, the load has fallen on fewer people than before. This year, Lambert has done a backbreaking amount of work, between his considerable help in managing our ever-growing and some times overly contentious comments section, tech and admin, and bailing me out way too often. So I hope you’ll continue to be generous, since there is absolutely no way I could have kept the site going without their considerable help.
Please give them a really generous “thank you” for all their diligent and valuable efforts!
There are multiple ways to give. The first is here on the blog, the Tip Jar, which takes you to PayPal. There you can use a debit card, a credit card or a PayPal account (the charge will be in the name of Aurora Advisors).
You can also send a check (or multiple post dated checks, if you want to spread out payments) in the name of Aurora Advisors Incorporated to
Aurora Advisors Incorporated
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Please also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the headline “Check is in the mail” (and just the $ en route in the message) so we can count your contribution in the total number of donations.