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Every day, The 74 creates a first-rate news report for the benefit of you, our readers. But it costs money to pay salaries, to fund reporting trips, to produce high-quality videos. Other publications erect paywalls, or fill their sites with annoying pop-up ads. But we’re not interested in blocking anyone’s access. That’s why we need you to become a member of The 74 and to donate generously. Our future counts on it.

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Who Supports The 74?

As a nonprofit news organization, The 74 is supported by donations from foundations, corporate sponsors and individuals. Donors do not dictate editorial coverage and understand that The 74 may sometimes publish content that does not reflect their views or preferences. Our stories will include a disclosure when we write about organizations supported by our donors or by members of our board.

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What does it mean to be a member of The 74?

Being a member means you have decided to take a proactive step in support of the non-profit journalism that The 74 publishes every day. It means you recognize the need for an independent, nonpartisan publication about the most important topics affecting the education of America’s 74 million children. A donation to The 74 automatically makes you a member for the following 12 months.

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We prefer that donors use their credit cards to give recurring monthly or yearly contributions, as that allows us to more predictably plan our annual budgets. But we happily accept one-time gifts as well. And no matter what you are able to give, we are enormously grateful to all of our donors. Our Development Director, Dena Wilson, can answer further questions by email:

How do corporate sponsorships work?

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From Our Members:

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