Three weeks ago, our yearly fundraising campaign got off to its most promising start ever, raising about $1,000 on the first day. Perhaps this great start, complete with a nice new promotional video, led people to believe that the response would be enough to meet the journal’s needs, but unfortunately the incoming stream of support has dried up at only $1,305, which only gets us 13% of the way towards our goal and puts our future in serious jeopardy.
Like most other magazines, Dappled Things cannot meet its expenses simply from subscriptions revenue, and given our small size, ad money is not enough to make up the difference. To meet our fundraising goal ($10,000), we usually count both on many small donations, as well as on 20 or so individuals who can donate at a levels of $250, $500, $1,000, or more. We have waited in hope that these donations are on the way, but after three weeks we have only received a single one at this level. We are therefore sounding the alarm, asking all those who value our work to give as they are able.
Please don’t think that all we need is large donors. If only half our Facebook followers donated $10, we’d be home safe.
Don’t let this be a stillborn renaissance. Support Dappled Things today.
Sincerely in Christ,
Bernardo Aparicio García
President, Dappled Things
Dappled Things Magazine, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
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Give $10: Thank you on social media and our website.
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Saint Francis De Sales Society
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Give $500 (Chaucer Level): All of the above, with a free 2 year subscription, and a signed copy of our first printed edition, featuring Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Peter Kreeft, Michael O’Brien, and many others.
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Remember: without Catholic patrons of the arts, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Rafael, and Donatello would only be mutant turtles.