You know the Feministing crew doesn’t like to beat around the bush. We haven’t done a lot of that in the almost ten years we’ve been around, and we won’t do it now. We’d rather be straightforward: we need your money.
For nearly a decade, we’ve been severely under-funded, earning a shoestring budget from ad revenue while mainly running the site as a labor of love. It’s no longer sustainable, and it’s time to change that. This month, we’re running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a huge relaunch of Feministing. And we hope you’ll be part of it!
What will you get out of it, you say? We’re so glad you asked!
In the long term: With the money we raise from this campaign, we’ll be redesigning the website, so we can bring you even more dynamic, insightful content and strengthen our community features. We’ll be expanding our roster of brilliant, diverse bloggers and–get this!–starting to fairly compensate our crew for their hard work. And we’ll be laying the groundwork for a sustainable, nonprofit Feministing that has dependable funding for years to come. Get more details about our plans on the Kickstarter campaign page.
In the short term: Perks perks perks! Feministing merchandise! Books by your favorite feminist authors! Personalized webinar trainings with media mavens! Custom pie charts! Subscriptions to awesome magazines like Mother Jones, Bitch, and The Nation! With the help of our truly all-star Fundraising Advisory Board–made up of Feministing’s editors emeriti and friends-of-the-blog like Ann Friedman, Anna Holmes, Rinku Sen, the sisters Valenti, Rebecca Traister, Audacia Ray, Baratunde Thurston, Rosario Dawson, and many more–we’ve got an impressive line-up of perks to offer donors. Seriously, you won’t be disappointed.
We’re so grateful to the community that’s helped this space grow over the years. Now, we need your support to keep Feministing on the cutting edge of feminist rabble rousing for another decade. Check out the campaign, give what you can, and tell your friends. Help us create Feministing Times Ten!
Thanks to June Baby Productions for creating our videos!