We promised we’d be transparent about our fundraising goals and progress, so we are here to report on the first fundraising goal we set.
On Tuesday, we set a goal to raise an additional $500,000 before March 31st.
We met that goal on Wednesday.
That wasn’t a gimmick. We didn’t think we’d hit it that quickly. We set the goal because it was what we needed to raise, and we thought it was doable based on some projections we made.
There are a lot of new supporters here in our Pete for America community, so we are doubling our goal and inviting you to help us meet it.
Here are specifics about what this additional money will allow us to do:
- Hire more staff: Yesterday, we sent around an updated job board. We’re bringing on talented staff, and we need to pay them. We also provide wellness benefits so that they don’t ignore their health; we need everyone operating at peak performance.
- Travel more: We want to come see you and learn about what is important to you and your community. We need to get to national media outlets in New York and DC, too. Unfortunately, as you know, traveling is expensive. (more…)