Help Keep Moonshine Ink Viable!
We are appealing to you, our dear readers, to save and support Moonshine Ink with Memberships at five levels of support: Sustainer, Guardian, Warrior, Hero, and Angel, depending upon what you feel you can afford to keep the Ink benefiting our community. To understand the stakes, read our publisher’s open letter to the community from our November 2019 edition, Does Moonshine Ink have a future? Find the list of members here, and testimonials on membership here. With reader support, we will continue to cover the trials, triumphs, and tragedies of our region. That’s our promise to you.
Moonshine Ink Membership Application
I (We) want to keep the Moonshine Ink as a real newspaper for the benefit of our community.
PLEASE NOTE: Moonshine Ink is not an official “nonprofit organization.” (For practical reasons involving the likelihood of local factional efforts to dominate a nonprofit’s board so as to gain editorial control of the paper, it could not be.) Therefore, your Membership contributions are NOT tax deductible.
Members have no ownership or voting interest in Moonshine Ink. And we know our Members appreciate that we cannot allow the fact of their Memberships to influence or control the paper’s ongoing editorial policies and decisions.
- Subscription to print editions of Moonshine Ink
- Sweet-looking “Moonshine Ink Member” car-window decals, which we very much hope you will display so as to encourage others to join us.
- Recognition of your Membership in Moonshine Ink, unless you request anonymity.
- Occasional offers, special to our Members, from local businesses.
- Standing invitation to join our monthly editorial team meeting.
- Invitations to what we hope will be the annual Moonshine Ink Stellar People Ball.
- And most important and valuable of all: You will receive the satisfaction and pleasure of knowing that you are doing your part to support a real newspaper in this mountain hamlet for the benefit of our entire community.
All memberships can be paid monthly or annually. The below are recurring donation levels, which help us keep a steady course. If you prefer to do a one-time donation, which is also greatly appreciated, click here. Membership benefits will not apply, but we’ll still love you forever.
Sustainer: $10+ monthlysustainer
Guardian: $25+ monthly Guardian
Warrior: $50+ MonthlyWarrior
Hero: $100+ monthlyHero
Angel: $500+ monthlyAngel
The above are recurring donation levels, which help us keep a steady course. If you prefer to do a one-time donation, which is also greatly appreciated, see below. Membership benefits will not apply, but we’ll still love you forever.