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Monday, December 10 , 2018, 7:53 pm | Fair 52º


Bill Macfadyen: We’re Asking for Your Help

Your generous contribution to Noozhawk will help keep high-quality journalism flourishing in Santa Barbara and Goleta

Many of our readers have asked me how they can help support Noozhawk. I always tell them to support our advertisers and to let our advertisers know they’re supporting them because of us. Still, a few of you have persistently made the case that those who were in a position to help grow Noozhawk might well be willing to do so.

Here’s your chance.

The Hawks Club is a way for those of you who care most about what we’re doing to help us continue to expand our pioneering experiment in community journalism. In just a year, we’ve made tremendous progress, providing first-rate professional reporting on issue after issue while involving more and more of the community in telling its stories. But our wings are itching to fly a little faster and a whole lot farther.

We realize this is a lot to ask and we appreciate your consideration. For those of you who are able and willing to contribute, please know that we will be eternally grateful. That’s not nearly enough, however, so we’ll also list your name on our Hawks Club page in appreciation for what you’ve done for us.

We’re also aware that not all of our devoted readers are able to contribute at these levels. We’re planning to offer Hawks Club annual memberships at a more modest contribution amount, so check back with us for those details.

It is a privilege for us to cover the community we love as much as you do, and we are humbled at the enthusiasm you’ve shown for our efforts to bring high-quality journalism to Santa Barbara and Goleta. We spend everything we have on getting news to you and, with your continued help, we can do even more.

The Hawks Club accepts checks, credit-card contributions and even cash. Personal contributions to Noozhawk are not deductible as charitable donations.

Thank you for your support and consideration.


» Thank-you letter and token of appreciation

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» Quarterly publisher’s update

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» Thank-you letter and token of appreciation

» Quarterly publisher’s update

» Invitation to private reception with Noozhawk publisher and staff

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P.O. Box 101
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If you’d like to do even more, have we got a deal for you! Noozhawk has in development a number of ideas for special-interest sections that will extend our coverage in exciting new ways. We’re looking for contributions of $20,000 or more to make these happen. If you’re interested in learning more, please call me at 805.879.1701.

Thank you again.

Noozhawk publisher Bill Macfadyen can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk. Become a fan of Noozhawk on Facebook.

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