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GGWash influences regional conversations about how Washington can grow and progress in the future. Right now, we rely on a mix of funding sources to do that, but we need to develop a more sustainable business model. Will you take 10 minutes to share your ideas for sustaining GGWash’s work into the future?

GGWash helps make Washington a great(er) place to live, work, play and do business

Greater Greater Washington provides an important space to learn, share ideas, and push for changes that make Washington’s urban places work better.

In 2017 alone GGWash published 1,177 posts which were read over 6.7 million times by more than 1.5 million people! Last week we turned out more than 50 people to testify for a Comprehensive Plan in DC that prioritizes building the homes we need, including affordable homes, and protecting residents from displacement.

GGWash influences conversations about regional growth and development and making our urban places more accessible.

What it costs to keep GGWash going

This year, GGWash’s budget is about $491,000. That pays our small team of four full-time staff to keep the site going, to organize around important land use and transportation policies that make our urban places work better, and to manage the more than one hundred active volunteers who contribute posts, serve on our program committees or help out with events and social media. It also covers the less glamorous stuff like office space, insurance, and accounting expenses.

GGWash relied on several important funding sources in 2017. Foundations, earned income, individual giving, sponsorships, and donated services made up GGWash's funding portfolio in 2017.

We will continue to rely on these funding sources, but really need to develop a sustainable business model.

We want your input and ideas!

Would you take 10 minutes to complete this survey and share your ideas for how GGWash can generate sustainable revenue?

Maybe you think we should add a membership program. Maybe we should focus on advertisements. Maybe you have an awesome idea we haven’t thought of yet.

We truly value the ideas that come from our community. We hope you’ll help us come up with innovative, creative ideas for making sure GGWash can raise the funds we need to continue bringing you the wonky policy news and analysis you’ve come to expect from GGWash.

Sarah Guidi was Greater Greater Washington's Managing Director from 2015 to 2018. She now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her family.