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July 14, 2015 16:33 EDT

For the next three months, we are crowdfunding to raise $250,000.

Dear Reader,

We have achieved a great deal on less than a shoestring. We set out to focus on key issues, provide context and bring together perspectives from around the world. Today, we have nearly 1,500 contributors, including a 68-year-old former prime minister in Ireland and a 16-year old student in Gaza.

Raised so far: $25,456

As you can see, we bring together fresh voices and narratives to make sense of the world. It is our belief that only by seeing the world through diverse prisms can we make sense of it. At a time when the destinies of over 7 billion human beings are increasingly intertwined, we inform and educate global citizens of today and tomorrow.

For an unfunded nonprofit media organization, we have done a lot—from publishing books to conducting workshops in schools. Now, we are reaching out to you for support.

For the next three months, our aim is to raise $250,000. The money will go into hiring editors, improving our web presence and reaching out to schools. We are a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the US, so you will get a tax break when you donate.

You can pledge via PayPal, check or bank transfer (contact our founder for the account details). Here are the various levels at which you can donate:

1) Member: $50

2) Advocate: $250

3) Patron: $500

4) Founding Circle: $1,000

5) Investing Circle: $2,000

6) Steering Committee: $5,000

7) Board of Advisers: $10,000

8) Board: $25,000

9) Naming rights to any section of the website: $30,000

10) Contact us for any other amount

Alternatively, you can sponsor us and receive a number of benefits:

a) Supporting Sponsor: $10,000

b) Sustaining Sponsor: $25,000

c) Leadership Sponsor: $100,000

In gratitude for your donation ($50+), we will send you our 2014 and 2015 e-book magazines, which you can share freely with your colleagues, friends and family, and we will add your name to our donor page.

For further details on how to donate, click here. If you would like to pledge via bank transfer, please contact our founder at:

Our warmest regards,


Atul Singh (Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief)

Abul-Hasanat Siddique (Managing Editor)

Anna Pivovarchuk (Deputy Managing Editor & Culture Editor)


For more than 10 years, Fair Observer has been free, fair and independent. No billionaire owns us, no advertisers control us. We are a reader-supported nonprofit. Unlike many other publications, we keep our content free for readers regardless of where they live or whether they can afford to pay. We have no paywalls and no ads.

In the post-truth era of fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles, we publish a plurality of perspectives from around the world. Anyone can publish with us, but everyone goes through a rigorous editorial process. So, you get fact-checked, well-reasoned content instead of noise.

We publish 2,500+ voices from 90+ countries. We also conduct education and training programs on subjects ranging from digital media and journalism to writing and critical thinking. This doesn’t come cheap. Servers, editors, trainers and web developers cost money.
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