On Monday, February 5th, GGWash turned ten years old. By reading, commenting, writing, and promoting walkable urban development, you've helped build this community.
Will you help GGWash continue to grow and thrive for another ten years?
Give today to help raise $35,000 during this year's reader drive.
Your donations matter
Donations from readers are an important part of our budget. Your individual contributions help pay for:
- Our awesome editor, Julie! Without a full-time editor on staff, GGWash isn't sustainable. Even though volunteers write most of the articles you read on the site, all of them benefit from at least some light editing. She also makes sure you get fresh content every day. It takes a lot of work to keep the queue full. From helping contributors source stories to convincing contributors to write about the cool discussions floating around the contributor listserv, we need an editor to keep the train moving forward.
- Costs to keep the site up and running. You know, the boring stuff like domain names, server, hosting, and website tweaks. Reliable internet access is also non-negotiable when you run a media site. Your support helps us keep the lights on and the wifi flowing.
- Other important stuff...like political endorsements. Local elected officials make the decisions that affect your day-to-day lives, from where people live, what amenities neighborhoods get, and how transportation is built and maintained. Local races matter and GGWash is bringing you elections coverage and urbanism endorsements for 2018 primary and general elections. Can you get that anywhere else?
You rely on GGWash. Shouldn't you chip in?
You know that GGWash serves a unique niche in Washington's media landscape. If you turn to GGWash for wonky, policy, data-driven news about the housing, transportation, land use, and urban policy decisions happening across the region, please help pay for it.
Finally, some GGWash swag and perks for you!
Yeah, yeah, yeah. You know GGWash is valuable, and you're probably going to make a donation, but where's the cool stuff?
Given that we're celebrating 10 years, we wanted to give you, donors, some presents!
We've got specially designed stickers, buttons, and a photo book of transit maps (so cool!) You can be invited to a special lunch with David Alpert (on us). And there's even a chance for you to sponsor a corner of GGWash through our adopt-a-tag program!
Check out the details here and donate today!