Champagne was popped (metaphorically) at MinnPost HQ around 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve when we officially reached our year-end goal, providing crucial funding for our in-depth reporting on Minnesota news. Woohoo!
Hearty and boisterous thanks to the 728 supporters who donated during the drive, as well the thousands of other members who provide ongoing support for our work as sustaining members through recurring donations. We’re entering 2019 with 3,724 members, an all-time record high for MinnPost.
As a nonprofit, MinnPost is driven by a mission to serve you, our readers, with high-quality, public-service journalism that deepens your understanding of the forces shaping your community. You’re at the center of everything we do, and added together, reader donations provide the single largest — and most important — source of funding for our newsroom. Your financial support is the key to our continued success and growth. Thank you for your commitment to good reporting and the essential role it plays in a democracy.
We’re also grateful for the many notes that accompany member donations. Hearing why you support our work boosts our spirits and underscores how important journalism is to people who care about Minnesota. Here are just a few comments we received in the closing days of the year-end drive.
“MinnPost has always done an amazing job with data visualization, and they’re my first stop on Election nights. I’ve really enjoyed the trend lately of doing explainers about local issues, as well.” — Matthew Lewis, Minneapolis
“Great political reporting.” — Karen Tingstad, Brooklyn Center
“I appreciate the articles, particularly enjoy the Sunday Review, and believe it is important to support local journalism.” — Lynne Bucher, North Oaks
“Great range of topics and always readable. The environmental and health articles are of particular interest and the included graphics and photos most helpful.” — Brian Berggren, Inver Grove Heights
Thank you to these supporters, and everyone who donated to our nonprofit newsroom during the drive and at any time in 2018. Your support is crucial. Here’s to more in-depth local news coverage in 2019!