Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, December 2, 2017
As many of you know, my time at American Renaissance came to a close in October. Leaving proved harder than I had thought. Not only was the work fulfilling and the boss wonderful, but I am feeling a little guilty about stepping back from the movement to see if I can make a healthier income in the private sector. The leftist term for this is “selling out.”
And while I’ll certainly still in touch with the AR staff and quite a few readers and supporters, this is still a far cry from full-time employment. So in addition to emailing Mr. Taylor about my brilliant ideas and demanding he act on them, I am going to become a monthly donor.
I worked at American Renaissance for over a year, so trust me when I say that automatic monthly donations are a huge help. It isn’t just the money, it is the knowledge that the money is coming. A guaranteed sum of money every month allows AmRen to plan and budget effectively. It also means employees can spend less time fundraising (or fretting) and more time working.
Moreover, recurring donations add up quickly. If seven people give $10 a month, another five give $15 a month, another three give $20 a month, and one gives $100 a month, American Renaissance receives $305 that month — $3,660 a year. That’s a substantial amount of money, and since it’s spread out over many people and over the entire year, none of our supporters is breaking the bank in making it happen.
For now, since I’m just starting out in the private sector, I have set up my monthly giving at a modest figure. As I make more I give more.