Thanks to a scorching finish, we finished our Summer Member Drive by setting a new record for MinnPost membership: as of today, we have 2,418 member households!
We thank all those who gave during the campaign, and all of our members – your contributions make our work possible.
The Summer Member Drive brought in 169 donations collectively worth $11,733, including 84 gifts from first-time members and 55 gifts from returning members. That gave us 139 new or returning members, well above the goal of 100 we set at the start of the campaign.
As you might have noticed, we launched a couple of new site features in conjunction with the Summer Member Drive that we used to give qualifying members access to bonus MinnPost+ content while reducing the number of on-site membership solicitations they saw. Member feedback was positive and our drive was successful, so we plan to continue both practices in the future.
And now that we have the capability to deliver enhanced experiences to logged-in MinnPost users, you can expect to see us launch additional features for registered users – for both members and non-members – in coming months.
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to tell us why they decided to support MinnPost during this drive. The comments below are published with permission.
It is good reporting on important issues. Well-written articles. – Hope Esparolini, Minneapolis
An interesting, thought provoking take on news and issues. – Patricia Henning Strother, Mound
In honor of professional journalism of integrity, not heavily burdened by advertising–and promotes a progressive responsible viewpoint. – Thue Rasmussen, Falcon Heights
Excellent writing and sharp commenting. – Larry Struck, Green Cove Springs, FL
Intense interest in Minnesota politics. – Barbara Gibson Gens, Appleton
Wlliam was a long-time Tribune employee and we believe in what MinnPost does. – Judith and William Schuster, Golden Valley
Consistently strong reporting on issues I care about and a great way to stay in touch with what’s going on in our community. Especially love Artscape! – Carol Bauer, St. Paul
Excellent current events coverage. – Luci and Gary Botzek, Roseville
I look forward to reading MinnPost every day. Always a lot of good stuff! – Carol Johansen, Roseville
I turn to MinnPost for perspective, and reporting. – Jeff Strate, Eden Prairie