Ruinous economic times are rocking the world of non-profit organizations, and our own is not exempt. Recently we've had to slash the Center for Media and Democracy's budget for 2009, cutting back our staffing. So far we've avoided any outright layoffs. A recent article by Eyal Press examines the recession's harsh effect on the world of non-profit organizations; some speculate that 100,000 groups could go belly up.
Most non-profit organizations depend on some combination of corporate grants, government contracts and labor union funding. We've always eschewed such support to stay independent. We rely on you, our readership, and on grants from other non-profit organizations. Ours is not an easy path but we've always before managed to meet our budget.
Right now we need your support. Whether you've never contributed, or if you are one of our most generous supporters, please try to help now. We've slashed our spending for 2009, but we still need to raise $150,000 by year's end just to meet our austerity budget and avoid layoffs.
We intend to survive this great economic unraveling and bounce back stronger. CMD's mission of exposing and debunking government propaganda and corporate spin is more important than ever. Please help by donating now.