Announcing the 2018 “Sarah Henry Double-Your-Donation Challenge”!

Reader Sarah Henry has issued a challenge for our fundraiser. Just like last year, she will match the next 40 donations of $100 and the next 20 of $50. Make her generous offer a speedy success by going to our donation page now!

And we hope you share the sentiments of readers who have supported our fundraiser. From Thomas K:

I recognize that what you are doing is more important than what I personally have time to read. I see your site as an investment or resource for everyone to validate their reservations with the status quo, help recognize competing narratives and how to address and dissect nonsense. To this end, my oldest daughter started taking debate this year and your site is something I will introduce her to once she inevitably starts asking me hard questions on why things are the way they are.

I can only imagine what would happen if the ideas on your site started to get distributed and adopted more broadly by the younger folks!

So much respect for you and your efforts.

From Mary H:

I wish I had a million dollars to give you. NC is the only blog I read daily, and I’ve always learned so much. Thank you for all that you do – words are not adequate to say “thank you.” Also, congratulations, Yves, on your new writing gig at NY Magazine! Your voice/work deserves to become worldwide!

The commentariat is the best of any blog – bar none. Be well, all of you.

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 “Sarah Henry Challenge” in the subject line.

Thank Sarah for her generosity, and I hope readers will respond in kind. And if $50 or $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 him up on this fundraiser challenge in whatever way you can!

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  1. JacobiteInTraining

    Ahhh, a force multiplier! Just what I have been waiting for….50 bucks now pitched over the transom, with many thanks to Sarah for coaxing me out of my hole… ;)

  2. Romancing The Loan

    Thanks Sarah! I give a little bit monthly but I threw in $50 for the matching. NC has been my primary news source for many years and my friends and relatives are all afraid to discuss politics with me now – thanks for everything you do.

    A little request for our wise commentariat:

    Does anyone have a link to a good article debunking the “but they paid it back and it was profitable” meme relative to the TARP bailouts? I know I read some good stuff on it back in the day and I have a friend who I am patiently pulling back from the dark side who needs to read it. Thanks!

  3. ChiGal in Carolina

    Just made one of each, a $50 donation and a $100 donation. (Full disclosure: I kind of owed Yves the $100 I said I’d kick in when her laptop got lost and then forgot about once I got back from Chicago.)

    Thanks so much Sarah for keeping me honest and the added value.

    As to how I feel about the site, it is absolutely my daily go-to even if lots of it is over my head and there’s always way more than I can get to. Add in the world’s best commentariat, and NC is an island of sanity (and sometimes the right kind of insanity too) in a crazy world.

    One thing: it boggles the mind that it’s head and shoulders above the rest and yet only 1000+ of us are donating?? Just curious whether there’s any way for you to know how many regular readers you have…

    1. Lambert Strether

      > yet only 1000+ of us are donating

      It is always possible for more people to donate! [side-eye to those who are able, but have not.]

      As to your question, last I looked into this, “unique visitors” is a metric that’s just fraught with difficulty. We’ve been churning along at over a million page views a month for as long as I can remember, but would be nice to “expand our reach,” as Yves puts it. Our readership numbers are boringly stable. The upside is that we are robust against algorithms. The downside is that we don’t grow; and once readers read us, they stick with us, so the numbers would ratchet upward…. But I don’t know how to do that.

      1. ChiGal in Carolina

        Hmm and on a given day if clicking on multiple links, water cooler, links there, back to links on a different device, a separate post or two, back to water cooler for an answer to a question are all discrete page views, I could easily rack up 10+ in a day. So page views don’t say much about regular readership…

        btw are you doing a WC fundraiser anytime soon? I know I can give anytime, it’s just nice to be part of a more substantial appreciation for all you do.

  4. taunger

    Thank you Sarah for your generous motivation. All week I’ve said, well, I’ll donate $50 eventually. Whether I am in the 20 donations doubled or not, you got me moving in the right direction.

    And thank you Yves and all the other editors, moderators, writers, and commentators for making NC a reliable source for thoughtful critique and hard-to-find information.

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