As we are heading into the final months of 2020, we’re reflecting on what a difficult and unpredictable year it has been. From the pandemic, to a long-overdue reckoning on race, to this week’s chaotic presidential election in our swing state, 2020’s impacts have been far greater than any of us could have anticipated. These impacts have, of course, been felt locally and globally, at an individual level and also organizationally for us here at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
And yet, one thing is certain: The hunger for fact-checked, nonpartisan news is stronger than ever before.
That’s why we’re excited to share an opportunity to double your donation this year! For the fifth year, we’ve been selected to participate in NewsMatch, a national matching-gift campaign that drives donations to nonprofit newsrooms around the U.S.
Through your generosity, we are determined to reach our goal of raising $75,000 by the end of 2020.
In a more typical year, this funding opportunity would be crucial to fulfilling our mission. But in 2020, it’s absolutely critical for the public to receive reliable information. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization, with your donations, we fulfill our guiding principles: Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Explore solutions.
NewsMatch and generous members of our Watchdog Club have established a $75,000 fund to challenge you to match this amount by the end of the year! New monthly donations will be matched by NewsMatch 12x your monthly contribution.
We can’t do it without you. With your support we can continue producing the high-quality, independent journalism you’ve come to depend on — especially this year!
This has not been a normal year and now more than ever, nonpartisan, investigative journalism is needed going into 2021. To continue our important work, we need to reach our $75,000 goal by the end of the year.
Can we count on your support of a one-time donation of $50, $100, $250 or whatever you are able to give? Another great way to donate is by making monthly contributions of $5, $10, $20 or whatever you are able to give!
Donations may be mailed to WCIJ, Fifth Floor, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave., Madison WI 53706, or made securely via credit card by clicking here.
Because the Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a donation you make between now and Dec. 31, not only gets doubled by NewsMatch, but it’s also tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please make a gift today and have it matched!
We deeply appreciate your support and the support of our generous matching donors.
The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (wisconsinwatch.org) collaborates with Wisconsin Public Radio, PBS Wisconsin, other news media and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. All works created, published, posted or disseminated by the Center do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of UW-Madison or any of its affiliates.