MEMBERSHIP LEVEL DETERMINATION
Your membership level is defined based on the greater of A) your total household contributions in the previous 365 days, or B) the total value of pledges and recurring donations due in the next 12 months.
For example, someone who gave $60 at the end of last year is currently a MinnPost Silver member. If that same person were to today commit to giving $10 per month ($120 per year), however, they would immediately become a MinnPost Gold member.
MINNPOST BRONZE BENEFITS
Recognition in MinnPost annual report
All MinnPost donors are recognized in our annual report unless they request anonymity. (We do not accept anonymous gifts of $1,000 or more.)
Quarterly report from MinnPost leadership
MinnPost Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum members will receive a quarterly email with behind-the-scenes commentary from MinnPost executives on both the editorial and business sides.
MINNPOST SILVER BENEFITS
This content complements our regular reports with items that give readers a glimpse into what our editorial and business staff is reading and thinking. “What we’re reading” pieces will have MinnPost journalists direct readers to work recently published elsewhere that has influenced their thinking of that of the communities they cover. “By the numbers” pieces will feature MinnPost managers offering insights on some of our most-watched internal operating metrics, from traffic to reader preferences to revenue. This exclusive content will be published on MinnPost.com, but may only be read by logged-in Silver, Gold, and Platinum members.
Early registration to MinnPost events: MinnPost Silver, Gold, and Platinum members will be able to buy/claim tickets to MinnPost events prior to the general public. The way in which pre-sales are conducted will vary from event to event; instructions on how to participate in pre-sales will be emailed to qualifying members in advance.
Invitation to members-only events: There will be 5-8 qualifying events per year, including a series of paid events – themed discussions with MinnPost journalists and special guests in intimate settings – and at least one free, casual event that gives members a chance to meet MinnPost staff and/or provide face-to-face feedback.
Free admission to MinnPost Social events: MinnPost Silver, Gold, and Platinum members receive free admission for themselves and a guest to MinnPost Social events, which occur about once every two months. (Normally, MinnPost Social tickets cost $10.)
Choice of MinnPost mug or water bottle
MinnPost Silver, Gold, and Platinum members may choose to receive their choice of a MinnPost mug or water bottle, to be delivered by mail within 5 weeks of request. Members may receive no more than one complimentary item every 12 months.
MINNPOST GOLD BENEFITS
One-year subscription to The Atlantic
Gold and Platinum members will receive a one-year subscription to The Atlantic magazine, a $10 value, with delivery starting within 10 weeks of their qualifying contribution. If you are already an Atlantic subscriber, your subscription will be extended by a year. Click here for further details.
Chances to get free tickets to MinnPost partner events and attractions
Each month, qualifying members will receive an e-mail inviting them to claim available tickets/discounts on a first-come, first-served basis. Offers will vary from month to month. The program currently includes 14 partner organizations. A list of partners and additional program information is available here.
MinnRoast ticket discount
MinnPost Gold and Platinum members are eligible to receive a 25% discount on show-only tickets to our annual MinnRoast event. Qualifying members will receive an email with a discount code that must be entered on the TicketMaster site at the time of purchase. To buy tickets or learn more about the event, visit our MinnRoast page.
MinnPost Anniversary event ticket discount
Discount details will be announced along with other event information closer to the event, which will be held in the fall.
MINNPOST PLATINUM BENEFITS
Invitation to free, annual “Inside MinnPost” event
This new, free event will invite Platinum members and other key MinnPost supporters to join us in late January to get a first look at our annual results, ask questions of MinnPost leadership or make suggestions, and socialize with other people who are critical to our success.
Opportunities to meet or talk with MinnPost staff
Several times throughout the year, you'll have the chance to meet or hear from MinnPost staff about our coverage and stories of particular interest, as well as receive invitations to conference calls with reporters and editors from our newsroom.