Editor’s Note: Sponsor The Alamedan!

Editor’s Note: Sponsor The Alamedan!

Michele Ellson

Today I’m proud to announce the initiation of our brand-new sponsorship program, which will give companies doing business here the opportunity to show Alameda that they support local news. From sponsored Facebook and Twitter messages to display boxes right here on the website, we’ve got something to fit a range of budgets and needs.

Like the generous Perforce grant that helped launch The Alamedan and the wonderful individual donations that have helped sustain the site through our first few years, the new sponsorship program will play a critical role in supporting the high-quality reporting we provide here, and to make the richest use of all of the storytelling tools at our disposal.

As a nonprofit, we depend on your support to provide what we believe is a critical element of a healthy community: Reliable, nonpartisan coverage that you can use to engage in the local issues that impact you. This year we’ve provided you exclusive coverage of local schools, a deeper examination of development issues at Alameda Point than you’ll get anywhere else and at-a-glance maps cataloging development all over the Island, sidewalk repairs and more.

If you’re interested in demonstrating your support for our work by sponsoring The Alamedan, please e-mail me at michele@thealamedan.org.

In the meantime, I want to thank the readers who have supported the site to date – and to ask you to keep those contributions coming. Individual contributions can be made online or by sending checks to our fiscal sponsor, Community Initiatives (with Alameda Community News Project in the register), 354 Pine Street Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Our sponsor is now working with Network for Good to collect donations, and as part of the change you can now make both one-time and monthly contributions. You can support us by clicking the link, filling in a contribution amount and selecting the Alameda Community News Project in the scroll-down menu at the bottom of the screen.

Thanks for reading, and for all of your support over these past two years. We also welcome your story ideas and suggestions, at michele@thealamedan.org.