Help fund another year of independent journalism at The Wild Hunt.
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From Managing Editor Heather Greene:
The Wild Hunt is now in its twelfth year. What began as an experiment in 2004 by an enthusiastic novice, has slowly developed into one of the most widely-read news journals serving the modern Pagan, Heathen and polytheist communities worldwide.Thousands of people visit our site to read the work of a talented and diverse group of writers, all of whom are dedicated to The Wild Hunt’s vision. As editor and as a member of this collective community experience, I am compelled to do this work. For me, it is both an education and an adventure. And even after all this time, I am humbled to read the daily positive feedback, and to learn of the place that this news service has in people’s lives.
Your support and enthusiasm has made our incredible growth possible. In 2012, you helped us to shepherd a small blog into a bigger project with an editorial structure, a group of regular writers, and a selection of monthly columnists, who continually challenge and enlighten us. In 2014, we made another big transition as we said goodbye to founding editor Jason Pitzl, and set off to create the next chapter of our story.
This past two years of been an exciting time of change and growth. We are now a fully independent, incorporated news agency with nonprofit status through Independent Arts and Media, based in San Francisco. We have added more talented columnists and news writers. This expansion has helped us to cover and discuss a greater diversity of topics, and also to better reflect the communities that we serve. Part of that expansion was the addition of Canadian and U.K. news correspondents to help with weekly stories in those countries.
On Monday we began the new 2016 Fall Funding Drive. We are asking for a base budget of $18,000 to run the site for another year. We hope that you will help us, once again, not only meet this goal, but surpass it. The more we raise, the more we can do. Want to see more monthly columnists? More posts per day? Want to see more weekly writers? Then we must push well past that base goal in the coming month.
There are thousands of readers out there. It would only take a small donation from each one of us to go well beyond the funding goal and to allow us to better serve you with a robust and expanding news service.
I have always believed very strongly in the power and magical presence of the written word. When I joined the Wild Hunt writing team, I believed not only in its mission at the time, but I also saw its future. That future was linked to a growing vibrant, colorful, and inspiring religious movement – one that I treasure personally.
My belief in our mission has not wavered. As editor, my goal is to continue nurturing our growth, serving our collective communities, supporting the writers, and building a solid infrastructure that will allow The Wild Hunt to exist far into the future – well past my own time here. When I took over, I invited you to join us on our journey and I extend that invitation once again.
Our $18,000 funding goal will allow us to pay our writers, including our guests, and to cover technology and business expenses. Our partnership with Independent Arts and Media makes it possible for all donations to be tax-deductible. Every single dollar spent goes back into making The Wild Hunt a strong, relevant resource that is always available to you.
For this year’s funding drive, we have included new exciting perks, including the brand new Wild Hunt T-shirt containing our slogan: “We don’t stir the cauldron; we cover it.”
And, yes,The Viking Panda is back!
Thank you to all of those who have already contributed to the 2016 Wild Hunt Fall Funding Drive and to those many people who have donated over the past years. This is your news agency, and we are happy to keep serving you each and every day.
If you can’t contribute now, you can still help! Just share this campaign on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, on your favorite email list, and let them know why The Wild Hunt is important to you. The more people speak out, the better we can do!
See what people have said over social media:
“Incredible article. Well written and makes me so proud of my fellow Pagans and Witches.” – E. Shaw
“TWH doing its usual good digging.” – J. Hurd
“I’m happy to have found you (I had never seen a pagan news journal before). I’m a fellow pagan from Brazil. – Marina L.F.
“Crikey, but I wish more people would read The Wild Hunt!” – J. Sobchack