I’d like to start by saying how absolutely amazed I am. Dumbfounded. In 48 hours, you came together and pushed us over the line, covering almost 80 percent of our July fundraising goal right as the clock ran out. We actually hit our numbers for July, even though we were at only 27% on July 29th!
Seriously, I’m blown away. Thank you! Mass was offered for all July donors and their intentions yesterday by the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem.
Bills are now in the process of getting paid, but mostly in arrears, since we have not consistently been able to meet our goal of $10,000/month, so we’re usually behind. I wanted to put up the reminder that our August fundraiser is underway early this month, so we can creep toward the goal rather than needing to sprint.
As you know, other Catholic publications have massive fundraising campaigns, looking to bring in $250,000 or even $500,000 in just one quarter. Our goals are more modest. For 2016, we are trying to bring in $10,000/month, for a total of $120,000 for the year. This pays for staff costs, hosting, technical fees (software, hardware, business services, and storage), advertising, accounting services, postage and mailing, and so on.
As always, I’ll remind you that we are a donor-funded 501(c)(3), which means that US Citizens (and some folks in Canada; check with your tax adviser) can deduct contributions to 1P5 from their taxes as applicable by law.
Please, if you like the work we do and want to see it continue to flourish and grow, prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible one-time or recurring donation today.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.