It couldn’t be more humbling to be among all the amazing people who have joined this site. Together, we form a community that I think is pretty singular and remarkable. The depth of thought, the compassion, respect, genuine concern for others in the world around us and a better future, all are reflected at The Planet every day.
We are dedicated to constantly developing and growing The Planet and its features and 2010 will be no exception. Thanks to Nellie’s invaluable leadership, we kick off 2010 with ProjectPOV, the first of our projects as a citizen’s think tank. Also on our agenda is working together to create, sign, circulate and send letters and petitions to politicians, media outlets, etc. and merchandising to pool a portion of proceeds into a Donation Fund that can be voted by members to go to a specific candidate(s) or race(s).
We’re now coming to you, our membership, to help us keep The Planet spinning and growing via our first Fundraising and Membership drive. We know these times are difficult for many, we don’t expect any contributions from those who can’t afford it right now. If you can though, we’d really appreciate any amount you can offer to help us reach our goal.
Our Fundraising Drive:
Our fundraising goal is $500, this will cover the expense of our web hosting for the year. You’ll find the Fundraising Widget at the bottom of this page and also in the right column on each page. It is set up through PayPal so whether you have an account there or not, it’s quick and easy.
How You Can Help With Our Membership Drive:
a. Post invitations to The Planet at other sites:
If you blog at another site and know members you could invite to PlanetPOV, please do. Brief invites are best, followed by the link to our site. At Huffington Post only, our URL is in their word filter so to avoid your invite going into moderation, you can use any of the following URLs (at all other sites you can use our regular URL – http://planetpov.com )
URLs for use at Huffington Post:
Please let us know if any of these URLs appear to be added to the word filter (your comment will go to moderation on open threads) and we’ll just create new ones to add here.
b. Cross-Post your articles on other sites
When you have an article you feel is strong, please feel free to post a portion of it (a teaser) at Huffington Post, DailyKos, Wonkette, etc and provide a link to the full article here. To do so at HuffPo, you will need to adjust the URL so it won’t go to moderation, just put a space between “planet” and “pov” and mention in your comment to remove the space.
c. Social Networking
If you’re a member at Facebook, you can join our page ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/PlanetPOV/152219465752 ) and/or pass along our page to friends, family or acquaintances if you think they may be interested. We are also at Twitter: http://twitter.com/PlanetPOVand at Digg (as PlanetPOV).
Also, and this is very easy, at the bottom of each article is a string of icons for Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. If you join or are already a member of these, by clicking on the icon you can add the article to your page or to the service. There is also an “Email This Post” link at the bottom of each article so if you want to email an article of yours or someone else’s, this is a quick and easy way to share with others.
A big thanks to all our members for all that you’ve already contributed, we appreciate whatever support you can offer to help us reach our goals with PlanetPOV’s Fundraising and Membership Drive. For your convenience, donations can be made below: