By Al Hargrave
Closing out the year for East Lansing Info (ELi) staff means hitting the rest of the year’s City meetings, getting ready for the holidays and pushing to hit our $200,000 fundraising goal before the end of our 2024 Sustainability Campaign on Dec. 31.
The end of the year always brings sentiments like nostalgia, optimism for a new year and gratitude. For the end of this year, it’s gratitude that keeps us at ELi going.
How could we not appreciate our community when supporters have, once again, shown up to shine a light on local journalism. We have raised $97,853, which means we are 50% of the way toward our $200,000 fundraising goal.
It is obvious ELi is supported in our mission, and that’s why I believe we can count on your help to hit our next goal milestones.
We just received an additional $2,000 from NewsMatch!
NewsMatch – the national philanthropic campaign to support nonprofit news – just received additional support from a national funder, offering us another $2,000 in matching funds for a total of a $15,000 match.
Many local donors have matching dollars left and we’re looking for 25 New Donors!
We also have about $8,000 of local matching dollars still available, as well as a $500 bonus if we receive 50 new donors. A new donor is someone who contributes to our Sustainability Campaign who has never donated to ELi before.
We have 25 new donors so far, so we need just 25 more! And, as always throughout our campaign, every dollar will be matched, dollar for dollar, until Dec. 31! That also includes money spent on becoming an East Lansing Insider member!
So, tell your friends, tell your family – spread the news to help us bring the news in 2024.
If you step up to help or even if you tell a friend or family member about ELi, please feel free to send us a note, too! It’s these little bits of gratitude that mean so much to all of us at ELi, especially as we bring 2023 to an end.
Here is how you can give:
- Click here to give now
- Visit eastlansinginfo.news/donate/ to find clickable links to give using your credit card
- Look out for ELi’s paper edition; it will include a return envelope
- Send a check to P.O. Box 115, East Lansing, MI, 48826-0115
- Reach out to us through email to find other ways to give: email@example.com
- Click here for more ways to give
THANK YOU! ELi is grateful for your support, and we hope you can continue to help ELi bring quality news in 2023!