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Become a member

Become a member of Wisconsin Watch by making a donation of any size. If you have any questions about membership or wish to change your recurring donation, please contact our membership director, Emily Neinfeldt, at eneinfeldt@wisconsinwatch.org or 608-262-3642.

Join the Watchdog Club | $1,000/year

The Watchdog Club is a group of individuals, families and corporations committed to supporting the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and its mission — to increase the quality, quantity and understanding of investigative journalism to foster an informed citizenry and strengthen democracy.

By donating $1,000/year (or $83.33/month) you will receive “behind the story” insights, events and benefits, such as coffee conversations with NPR’s Eric Deggans and David Folkenflik, a reception with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter Walt Bogdanich and an evening with former New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Join the Watchdog Club Leadership Circle | $5,000/year

The Leadership Circle is a new network of people and businesses taking a leadership role in sustaining investigative reporting and the training of investigative journalists.

By donating $5,000/year (or $416.67/month) you will receive all the benefits of the Watchdog Club, plus an office tour and lunch with Executive Director Andy Hall and members of the staff and invitations to exclusive Leadership Circle events.


Recurring or one-time gift?

A recurring gift means your donation repeats automatically on a monthly or yearly basis via credit card. This provides the Center with the sort of predictable revenue that allows us to plan budgets a few years at a time and helps to reduce administrative costs. If you’re a Watchdog Club member, it prevents lapses in your membership.


Other ways to give

  • Donate by Phone: Call 608-262-3642
  • Donate by Mail: Send a check to our address: WCIJ, Fifth Floor, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
  • Interested in donating stock? WCIJ’s Vanguard brokerage account number is 89197468, our DTC Number is 0062 and our EIN is 26-2143608
  • Interested in planned giving? Contact the Center’s executive director, Andy Hall, at ahall@wisconsinwatch.org or 608-262-3642

More information

We welcome your support, whether it’s for our general operations or a targeted purpose. If you wish to direct your gift to a particular area, simply indicate that when you mail us a check, or in the “comment” box of the credit card form. The Center’s Policy on Financial Support offers additional details about these giving opportunities.

Contributions or gifts to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, an independent nonpartisan 501(c)(3) charitable organization, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Funders exercise no control over the Center’s editorial decisions. Our fundraising policy is to publicly acknowledge all donors to protect the integrity of our journalism.