Here at It’s Going Down, we really want to take a moment and thank everyone that stepped up, bought items from our store, donated money, and also signed up to become a monthly supporter. Your backing and words of support and encouragement means the world to us, and it is because of this support and solidarity that we are certain we will be able to meet our goal of reaching up to 200 monthly supporters.
For IGD to continue past 2019, we're going to have to increase the amount of people who donate and support us monthly. To do that, we need your help. https://t.co/DfQRz24LBZ
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) April 8, 2019
If you didn’t read our initial call for support, in short, It’s Going Down needs to increase our amount of monthly supporters to at least 200, which will bring in enough monthly donations to help sustain the project and allow us to focus more on building the platform and less on constant fundraising.
As of right now, we have more than doubled the amount of people that have signed up to donate monthly to IGD. We went from 70 to 146, that’s an increase of 76 people. That means that we will still need to sign up 54 more supporters – but we know with your help we can do it!
“Could This Really Be the End?”
One thing that people have asked us over the past several weeks is if it is true that IGD would have to close its doors if it can’t reach its goal, and the answer is: yes. If we physically can’t make this project work, and moreover, make it grow sustainably, then we cannot continue to put money and time into it as we will have none.
Help keep It's Going Down around for the long haul. Sign up to become a monthly supporter and score some awesome swag from our store! We have brand new shirts, stickers, and zines. https://t.co/0Hks1B7lta pic.twitter.com/njI4lzVIlz
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) March 27, 2019
We don’t say this in an attempt to scare people into supporting us, but simply to speak to a reality of where we are at. As we have stated many times, if this project and others like it are going to grow to be as big as something like Democracy Now, then we will have to be supported 100% by the movements, struggles, and forms of life that we represent, are a part of, and report on.
For the Price of a Taco Or a Tall Can
We want to remind people that they can sign up for as low as $2 to support us every month. If the amount of people that read, contribute to, share, and listen to our podcast did this, we would have met our goal a long time ago. For those that can give more; monthly donations of $5, 10, 20 and beyond, this helps us even more. So, if we don’t want to see IGD go away anytime soon, and moreover, only get bigger with more content, more podcasts, more columns, and more original material – then please, sign up to support us monthly.
In terms of the near future, we also have the following on the near horizon:
- More zine titles in our store.
- More This Is America and IGDcast podcasts.
- More interviews and original writing.
- Re-design of the website.
Three Ways to Help
SIGN UP TO DONATE MONTHLY: Help us reach our goal of 200 monthly supporters by the end of the year. Monthly donations can be as low as just $2 and the average monthly donation is $10-20. Click here to sign up to donate monthly.