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If you find Greater Greater Washington a valuable resource and/or enjoy the community we have created here, please help it become sustainable by contributing whatever you can afford or think is a fair value for what Greater Greater Washington means to you.
Our articles come from many volunteer contributors who write about their areas of knowledge and interest and about their communities. That lets us post quality links and articles every day, but it is only possible with the labor of a paid staff to help coordinate our community of volunteers and keep the organization running.
Through our advocacy and organizing efforts, we create opportunities for our community of supporters to engage in the decisions that affect how our region grows and develops. Without our paid staff, we would not be able to continue hosting events, convening people, and sharing opportunities to participate with residents around the region.
You can help keep independent, thoughtful, policy-oriented reporting and analysis healthy by supporting us with a monthly, yearly, or one-time contribution. Thank you!
Why don't you just put ads on the site?
We really, really don't want to go down the route many sites have taken of cluttering everything up with annoying ads. We also don't want to be making article decisions based on what'll generate the most clicks rather than what is actually important. But, In the future, we may have to put up some ads or explore other ways to monetize the blog to raise enough funds to maintain the organization.
The more you can contribute, the less pressure there will be to pursue ads. Not only does that mean a cleaner site, but it also means less time worrying about ads and more time getting better posts!
Where will my money go?
Contributions from readers like you help keep the blog running. Your donations help pay our full-time staff, fund hosting costs for the blog, and support our operating expenses like paying rent on our office space. We want to be transparent about our finances - how we're spending the money entrusted to us and where that money is coming from. You can find our current supporters here and more in depth financial information here.
Why can't I make a tax-deductible donation instead?
The only nonprofits that can accept tax-deductible donations are those certified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) with a charitable, religious, educational, or other eligible purpose. We are a nonprofit but not a 501(c)(3).
Greater Greater Washington sometimes makes endorsements, as media organizations traditionally do, but 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofits absolutely cannot do this. There are also strict limits on saying other things besides endorsements which might praise or criticize one specific candidate close to an election. When the editors have spoken with readers and contributors, many of you said you value our political coverage and don't want to sacrifice it.
We are incorporated as a District of Columbia Not-For-Profit Corporation, and have been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. This means which can participate in political activity and accept donations, but they are not tax-deductible.
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