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Important Update on My Fundraiser to Cover the RNC and DNC

UPDATE: As of Thursday, July 14th, I’ve made my fundraising goal. Thanks to everyone who donated. If you still want to help me out, you’re welcome to do so.

For the past month, I’ve been raising money so I can attend and report on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, respectively. The original deadline for my fundraiser was July 8 (this Friday), and as of this writing, I’m halfway to my goal. (See my original post on the fundraiser here and an update I made here for more information.)

However, in order to better report on the conventions, I will be announcing a major change to my plans later in the week.

I can’t reveal what it is yet, only to say that I have partnered with a major site in the alternative right and will be co-hosting a series of live events on YouTube from both the RNC and DNC. This is in addition to my existing plans (such as the daily articles I’ll be writing for Right On). This is a first for both my election coverage and a massive leap forward for alternative media in general, allowing me to bring you high-quality live video of the conventions as they happen.

But I need your help to make it happen.

Because of this change, I’m extending my fundraiser to Thursday, July 14 (next week). My target goal of $2,500 remains the same. If you’ve enjoyed my previous work on the election and want to help this project come to fruition, please consider donating.

All public donation links are currently suspended. Please email me here if you are interested in donating.

Thanks for your support, and stay tuned for more updates later in the week.

  • enriquegp

    Hey Matt. Here I sit WISHING with all my heart that I could just give you every last bit of cash that you need in order to Cover the RNC and DMC. Hell, if I could I would fund you with a comfortable salary on your Patreon or Paypal for the rest of the year. But I since I can’t, I’m urging you to promote the hell out of this every way you can. Here are some ideas:
    – do another “30 videos in 30 days” challenge.
    – Write guest posts all over the place at an exhausting rate (like posting 2x a day)
    – Go on social media – I’ve been experimenting with reddit and have raised my karma to 3000, maybe that can help.
    – Get in contact with bigger bloggers – I believe Mike Cernovich is going to the RNC, you have direct contact with him since I’ve seen him retweet you.
    – A politically-oriented “Camera Game” like what Goldmund does.
    – A Patreon campaign with ads and updates not unlike what Davis and Jordan did with the Sarkeesian Effect(yes, I understand the project was an enormous disaster, but the initial campaign videos and promises were quite strong imho)

    – IRL street promotion – Gordon Ramsay did this all the time on “Kitchen Nightmares” with struggling restaurants.

    – I can do illustrations for you, for free, if you think it will help you.

    Those are all the ideas I can think of. I really liked what you have covered so far. I repeat, if I had the cash, you’d be doing journalism with a private jet and 5-star hotels, but this is the only thing i can offer right now.

    Good luck

  • Appreciate the tips. As I said in the post, I already have partnered with a major alt-right site. The main reason I haven’t revealed who it is yet is because we just did a joint interview/podcast about it today and we need to finalize some of the details. We’ll be unveiling our plans over the weekend. I just wanted to give notice to my readers beforehand.