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This is a fantastic time to give: Gifts to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism are being doubled, up to $1,000 per donor, from now through Dec. 31. If you set up recurring donations, they will be matched at a full-year value to encourage sustaining support of the Center. For example, a new $20-a-month donation now is eligible for an immediate $240 match.

These funds come from NewsMatch. For the third consecutive year, NewsMatch has selected the Center to participate in its national campaign to encourage grassroots support of the nonprofit news sector, which plays an increasingly important role in providing the public with essential information.

Every gift matters. Donate at least $1,000 a year to join our Watchdog Club and receive “behind the story” insights, events and benefits, such as coffee conversations with NPR’s Eric Deggans and David Folkenflik, a reception with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter Walt Bogdanich and an evening with former New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Recurring gifts of at least $83.33 a month qualify donors for the Watchdog Club.

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We welcome your support, whether it’s for our general operations or a targeted purpose. If you wish to direct your gift to a particular area, simply indicate that when you mail us a check, or in the “comment” box of the credit card form. The Center’s Policy on Financial Support offers additional details about these giving opportunities.

Contributions or gifts to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, an independent nonpartisan 501(c)(3) charitable organization, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Funders exercise no control over the Center’s editorial decisions. Our fundraising policy is to publicly acknowledge all donors to protect the integrity of our journalism.

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    1. Donate by phone by calling 608-262-3642.
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