This one’s for the people who love a little data on a Friday!
We’re almost to our goal. And while trying to raise this much money is new and frightening territory that we have never dared to gayly swagger through, we are in fact on track with where we thought we’d be and here’s why:
We know our readers, we know you. We know you’re not rich! We aren’t either! That’s one of the reasons we’re determined to keep Autostraddle 99% free. Only 12% of our contributions are more than $100, and of that, I could count the number of $1,000 gifts on my fingers (THANK YOU IF THIS IS YOU!!). We hold each and every person, all 3,045 of you, who gave $5, $10, $50 in our heart. We got to where we are now, to over $204,000 because of people, the members of this community, who gave $50 or less. We’re building this house brick by brick here.
It takes a while to do things this way and that is okay! We’re progressing at about the pace that we did during the August fundraiser. It takes time to get the word out! Not everyone can give all on the same day, not everyone hears about the fundraiser or has time on the same day. We are all humans here! We know you have lives!
We are also OVERJOYED to welcome the over 642 people who signed up for A+!! We’re so glad you’re here. Thank you, especially and also, to the 90 members who upgraded. A+ membership makes a huge difference and was a big part of the reason we were able to weather last year. AND it starts at $4 a month. Every member really does make a difference because you’re doing it together. Here’s how the new members break down across level:
I truly believe this queer community (as well as several aggressively supportive ally aunts) can make sure that this space survives. Thank you for doing this, for believing in the work Autostraddle does. We’re keeping your money 100% gay.
AND SPEAKING OF… HAPPY FRIGAY YOU ALL. I’m proud to know you. <3
Haven’t contributed yet? Want to become an A+ member? Every bit helps and an A+ member who commented on the latest S L I C K piece said they’d just joined A+ and it was totally worth it. 😉