Hello, and thank you for considering our GoFundMe. The reason we am reaching out is because after 12 years covering news events, interviewing candidates and elected officials, giving speeches, and following Federal, State, and local legislation, our equipment (almost all bought used from Ebay) is now out of date and some of it is breaking. (You can see our work at here which is free) We are a small business, not a media conglomerate. We don't have ads. We don't get Government funding. It costs us money every year to keep this going - which is ok because it's important. But we just don't have the cash to repair and replace all the equipment, while keeping politicians honest, and maintaining the coverage the public deserves.
So we am asking for your help. Together we can hit a target that alone isn't possible.
Help us: Replace our video camera to allow for better interviews and event coverage; Upgrade the computer for better storage of video and audio; Buy additional programs to improve the quality of the podcast/videos/article we publish; Buy a new mic and mixer - to improve podcast quality and listener enjoyment; Replace our digital recorder, for mobile recording.
There is way more equipment we can mention, but you can see what we want to do. If we could exceed the target, well then there is a ton more that can be done.
Like hire employees to cover more stories and do more interviews. Travel farther to speak to politicians like the Governor. Definitely make some commercials to expand the public knowledge. But that's way down the line.
We hope that you will consider donating even a little. It makes a massive difference. We all appreciate your time, no matter what you choose.