What does it cost to keep NCR open and running?

This article appears in the Webathon 2017 feature series. View the full series.

Once again, I come to you with heartfelt thanks. This is the eighth year that we've approached our online community to support the work of NCRonline.org. Every year I am astounded with gratitude at your generosity and support. This year is no different.

Your support means that we can continue with NCR's mission: putting the tools of journalism at the service of the church.

Please give now. Remember, this year we don't have a monetary goal. We've set a "people goal." We want 2,000 people to make a donation to NCR this week. Please give what you can afford.

Did you see me in the video on our website this morning discussing the cabling we had to put into our old building? We desperately needed that technology upgrade to keep our means of communication operating. That is just one of the hidden expenses we have to cover to bring you news and commentary every day.

I can assure you that the money you donate will be well spent. The accounting department tells me that we need $125 a day to keep the website running — that just keeps the gears and pistons of the internet churning; that doesn't pay for content.

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The accounting department tells me that we spend about $4,700 a week, or just over $670 a day, to produce the content that fills NCRonline.org. What is NCR worth to you?

Six readers making a monthly $120 sustaining gift would give us a full day of content.

Forty readers making that monthly sustaining gift would give us a full week of coverage.

Your gifts enable us to write the stories you come here to read. Today that includes:

Please make a gift today. Please consider making a sustaining gift (details below.) NCR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In the United States, you can claim an income tax charitable deduction for the full value of your gift as allowed by law.

And thank you in advance for your generosity.

How to become a sustaining donor

NCR has received a generous matching challenge grant. Help us meet the challenge by becoming a monthly sustaining donor. A sustaining gift of $5 or $10 a month keeps NCR vibrant and relevant for the next generation of readers. Sign up today.

Just $5 a month supports NCR's independent Catholic journalism.

We are committed to keeping our online journalism open and available to as many readers as possible. To do that, we need your help. Join NCR Forward, our new membership program.


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