The Tufts Daily Needs Your Help!

$7,330
122%
Raised toward our $6,000 Goal
90 Donors
15
days left
Project ends on December 30, at 11:59 PM EST
Project Owners

We made it, but we're not done yet!

December 04, 2019

We are overwhelmed by the generosity and sense of urgency that our supporters have shown. Thanks to all of you, we surpassed our initial goal of $6,000 in just one day! We want to harness this enthusiasm to build an even stronger paper. For that reason, we have decided to stretch our overall fundraising goal to $10,000. The additional donations will allow us to fund even more stipends for our staff, purchase new multimedia equipment and secure a more stable financial future for the Daily. A sincere thank you to everyone who has donated, forwarded our emails, shared our posts on social media or lent their support to this effort in other ways. We couldn't have done it without you! 

Halfway There!

December 03, 2019

Within just a few hours, we have raised $3,000! Thank you to all who have donated so far! Thanks to your overwhelming support, we've unlocked a matching gift from one of our generous donors. We are over halfway to our fundraising goal, but we still need your help. Any amount will go a long way to securing a stable future for the Daily. Our journalists and staff members are immensely grateful.

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$10

One Delivery

The Daily is distributed free-of-charge to more than 40 locations in and around three of Tufts' campuses. Your donation pays for an average delivery location's printing and delivery costs for a single day.

$25

Games

Many readers tell us they enjoy the Daily's print edition in part because of its crossword puzzle. This donation underwrites a month of royalties to our crossword puzzle syndicate.

$50

Online Hosting

The Daily's website reaches thousands of people every day with its mix of regular articles, breaking news, and multimedia and digital-exclusive content. This donation pays for about one month of web hosting.

$100

Colors

The Daily is fortunate to have a large staff of talented photographers and graphic artists. It costs about $100 to print part of a single paper in color, allowing readers to see our visual staff's amazing work as vividly as possible.

$175

Daily Distribution

The Daily's early-morning journey starts at some time before sunrise, when our paper is trucked from our printing contractor in Palmer, MA to Tufts. All told, it costs us $175 per day to take the paper from the printing press to dozens of campus delivery spots.

$500

Sponsor an Issue

After we submit the paper every night by 12 am, our hard-working printing and delivery contractors spring into action: they convert our paper design into metal plates, run the plates on a press, cut and fold the paper, and drive it from Western Mass. to Tufts. This donation level pays for the printing and delivery costs of one of the Daily's 100+ annual issues.

$1,000

Paying for Inclusivity

The Daily is proud to sponsor two inclusivity initiatives: an application-based support fund offering stipends to staff, and a work-study program for upper-level editors who frequently dedicate 20-40 hours to the paper every week. These initiatives broaden the paper's membership by removing financial barriers, which ultimately improves our reporting by making our organization more representative of Tufts at large. A donation of $1,000 pays for one semester of need-based work-study expenses for three executive-level editors.

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