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BrauBlog micro-sponsorship off to a great start

In the first four days since their launch, BrauBlog micro-sponsorships have been going great. 

There were 79 Highbraus, who donated $25 each, and 38 LowBraus, who donated $10 each. These 117 donors have contributed $2,355, which will be matched by the Harnisch Foundation.

At David Brauer’s request, donors remain anonymous. A few tried to sneak in a comment saying that they had donated, but we foiled them.

People had fun punning on the giving categories; you can Brause the comments here.

You can also read tech blogger Ed Kohler’s take, which attracted a lively stream of comments about this way of raising money, here.

Haven’t yet joined the parade? We need to raise $7,645 more by June 8 to get the full $10,000 match that the foundation has offered. Individual donors are critical to the success of MinnPost, and the media community nationally is watching to see if we can make this a sustainable model for high-quality local journalism. So become a LowBrau for $10, or a HighBrau for $25. 

And if you like the way it feels after you hit the button, become a regular member for $50 or more as well.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Barbara Miller on 03/17/2009 - 10:20 am.

    Interesting idea. Erin go brau!

  2. Submitted by Steve Titterud on 03/17/2009 - 03:06 pm.

    Joel, I have a question:

    Let’s suppose for the sake of discussion that the Braublog financing is a complete success – all the money needed to acquire Ms. Harnisch’s match is acquired, and the full benefit is realized.

    What’s next?

    Shall I expect to see a similar appeal for each blog in turn? Or will MinnPost make a broad appeal for an individualized support of all its writers, singly?

    Don’t take this as throwing cold water on the experiment. I’m not Braun-nosing when I say I enjoy Braublog.

    It’s a reasonable question: what’s your plan? What’s next?

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