How to support us

We occa­sion­al­ly get asked by friends and read­ers, “what can I do to help make WinCity News & Views a suc­cess?” We have been pleased and hum­bled by the many folks who read and sup­port our project. If you’d like to help, read on. 

We want to grow our read­er­ship because we are striv­ing to cre­ate an elec­tron­ic medi­um that speaks of and for Winchester and Clark County. To do that, we need to reach a crit­i­cal mass of read­ers. We do not hide any of our con­tent behind a pay­wall, nor do we sell ads that lit­ter up many sim­i­lar sites. Therefore, we rely on you — our read­ers — to help increase aware­ness of our dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tion and help fund our oper­a­tions through vol­un­tary finan­cial contributions. 

Below are some easy ways you can help us achieve our mission.

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (we hope to add more social media out­lets soon.)
  • Like, share, com­ment, and retweet our con­tent on social media. This is very impor­tant. The more peo­ple inter­act with our con­tent, the high­er it moves in the algo­rithms that deter­mine how far our reach is. More inter­ac­tion = more peo­ple see­ing our content.
  • Subscribe to our newslet­ter to get a week­ly reminder of new arti­cles — and for­ward the newslet­ter to friends who might be inter­est­ed in our site.
  • Review us on Facebook to show the world what you think of WCN&V.
  • Tell your friends about us! There’s noth­ing like word-of-mouth adver­tis­ing. Just ask them to vis­it wincitynews.org and check us out. 
  • Want to con­tribute mate­r­i­al? If you have a gift for writ­ing or pho­tog­ra­phy and are inter­est­ed in becom­ing a guest con­trib­u­tor to WCN&V, just go to our con­tact page and sub­mit a sam­ple of your writ­ing. We rely on vol­un­teers to sup­ply us with fresh, orig­i­nal con­tent that is of inter­est to folks in Clark County. 
  • Tell us how we’re doing. We val­ue your feed­back! Please let us know if we’re hit­ting the mark. Offer your com­ments and sug­ges­tions – tell us how we can bet­ter serve you. Use our con­tact form to offer your opinion.

Financial support

We are now able to accept vol­un­tary finan­cial sup­port from indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions who would like to see us thrive. Since we have no paid staff or offices to main­tain, our finan­cial needs are mod­est. But we do have to cov­er web­site host­ing fees and relat­ed expens­es, plus oth­er oper­at­ing expens­es. Once those needs are cov­ered, we hope to raise enough mon­ey for social media and local adver­tis­ing buys to grow our audience. 

There are cur­rent­ly two ways you can help with this effort.

If you’d like to send us a check for any amount, this is the most effi­cient way, as it helps us avoid pro­cess­ing fees. Please make your check out to WinCity Media and mail it to:

WinCity Media
1619 Bypass Road, PMB 114
Winchester, KY 40391

If you pre­fer to make your con­tri­bu­tion via a cred­it or deb­it card, we are work­ing on set­ting up a means to do that secure­ly and reliably. 

No mat­ter how you choose to sup­port us, from sim­ply vis­it­ing our site to help­ing us out finan­cial­ly, you are very much val­ued and appreciated!

Important note: We do oper­ate this enter­prise as a non-prof­it — none of us receives any remu­ner­a­tion for our work and all rev­enue gets spent on oper­at­ing and pro­mot­ing the site. However, we are not an offi­cial IRS-des­ig­nat­ed char­i­ty at this time. Therefore if you item­ize char­i­ta­ble deduc­tions on your income tax, dona­tions to WinCity Media do not qualify.