Long Beach v Santa Monica Fundraising Challenge…With Two Days Left, It’s a Rout

On June 7, Streetsblog’s annual Spring/Summer fundraising drive will be over. To spice things up in Greater Los Angeles, we announced our plans to expand with independent websites in Santa Monica and Long Beach and challenged the residents in these cities.

Whichever city can raise more funds during the drive, both actually raised and pledged through our “recurring donation” program will get their own website first. Of course, we have other funding sources for each of these sites, but we’re just counting reader donations for this contest.

So far, it’s kind of a wipeout.

Santa Monica, in  large part because of strong turnout at our Streetsie/birthday party fundraiser, has out paced Long Beach by over $700 at this point. However, there is still a couple of days left, and a couple of large donations or sign-ups for monthly donations can make a big difference in a couple of days.

So here’s your chance. Do you want your own Streetsblog,  Long Beach? Do you want a news website that gives a progressive take on transportaiton, planning and public health issues, Santa Monica?

Well here’s your chance, donate today and let us know where our expansion priorities lie.

There’s a lot of ways you can contribute:

  • Make a donation to Streetsblog Los Angeles by clicking here. Make sure to designate the funds to go towards “Los Angeles” and indicate the city you’re supporting in “why you support this work” section.
  • Make a monthly donation. If fifty people make a $5 monthly donation, that creates a $3,000 funding stream for your local website.
  • If you’re a major donor or potential advertiser for either site, email me at damien@streetsblog.org. Your commitment will count towards picking the Livable Streets Fundraising Champion.
  • Write a check to Streetsblog Los Angeles, 11539 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90064.

Note: Anyone who donates $50 or makes a $5 recurring monthly pledge in the next few days also qualifies to win some great prizes. Click here for details.


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