An urbanist version of the donation thermometer. Original photo by ekelly80.

Thanks to many of you, our beloved readers, we’ve raised $9,120.63 so far in our first-ever reader drive. There’s just one more week; can you help us close it out on a high note as you double your impact this week?

Your support, combined with contributions from the Coalition for Smarter Growth and some money of my own, helps cover core expenses of Greater Greater Washington, including our new associate editor, J. Shawn Durham. 

For this final week of our reader drive, we have a way to double the impact of reader support. Two generous individuals have agreed to match one for one any more contributions you make, up to $3,000. That means that we could potentially get to $15,000. How far can we go?

Your support will help us pay Shawn to keep the quality and pace of articles on Greater Greater Washington high. If we get more support, we can also have Shawn put time into reaching out to more communities that we don’t talk about as much; we’d really like to do more east of the Anacostia River, in Prince George’s, and in many parts of Virginia, for example.

Please support us today with $20, $100, $500, or whatever you can afford. If you can do a monthly or yearly contribution, that can go even further by giving us a more reliable funding stream (though of course you can stop contributing at any time).

If you don’t want to use PayPal, you can mail us a check (the address is on this page); drop us a note at to let us know so we can count it toward the goal!

Thank you for your support of Greater Greater Washington!

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.