36 Hours Left: How the Chicago Independent Media Alliance Helps Us Support Our Writers

It’s a business story. Like many members of CIMA (the Chicago Independent Media Alliance), Third Coast Review is a very small company; other members are small non-profit organizations. This fundraising campaign, supported by several incredible Chicago foundations, is our main source of income. (We also bring in a small amount of advertising revenue.) After paying our business expenses each year, any remaining revenue is used to pay our volunteer writers and editors. We have no profit and no expectation of profitability until we can increase writer payments to an appropriate level.

There are two days left in our 2022 fundraiser to support the Chicago Independent Media Alliance. Some of you supported our fundraiser last year and some of you have already supported us this year. Please consider donating now; the campaign ends at midnight tomorrow, October 17.

Please donate here. You can give an amount to be distributed among the 39 members of CIMA in fundraising or choose one or a few media to donate to. We’ll suggest Third Coast Review, and you may also want to consider others, such as those listed above.

We would like to thank our foundation supporters: The MacArthur Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation, The Square One Foundation, and The Crossroads Fund, as well as our media partners, the Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ Chicago.

You can donate now here. And here is more information about our campaign.

Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is the editor and editor of Stages at Third Coast Review. She is a Fellow of the American Theater Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal pop culture writing at nancybishopsjournal.com and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about cinema, books, art, architecture and design.

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