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Fundraising for the Co-op as a whole

Fundraising for the Co-op takes time and energy, but it increases the total budget we have to discuss.

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It's crystal clear to me that

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It's crystal clear to me that lack of funds is the main barrier to the Media Co-op's growth.  We need more money in order to pay staff a living wage, hire more staff, and pay more writers.  If the project is going to be sustainable over the long run, we need to have a larger budget. 

Yes!  To achieve all of our

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Yes!  To achieve all of our growing aspirations we unfortunately need capital.  To better pay staff, editors, contributors, maintain the locals and start news ones we need a steady flow of financial support.  I do like the idea of mass event fund raisers which double to promote the co-op/ locals/ the dominion.  

Capacity

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Everyone hates talking about money. Everyone would rather be writing/editing/kicking corporate ass.

Still, next to paying contributors, building a base of sustainers/fundraising should be the top priority. I'd say harnessing some of the energy of each media co-op to have a huge indymedia fundraising event in their city (propaghandi show? N. Klein lectures? Doc-Festival?) would be a good focus. 

Key to paying more editors

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Key to paying more editors and contributors to produce quality content.

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