From Editor Robert Parry: At the suggestion of a donor, we have registered with PayPal/eBay’s Giving Works program, which allows you to make contributions to our non-profit journalism site through PayPal more easily and without paying a processing fee.
So, for those of you with an eBay or PayPal account, you can support our mission by visiting the Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ)’s Giving Works page by clicking here or go to the dedicated PayPal donations website and type in Consortium for Independent Journalism.
You can also sell items on behalf of CIJ by designating our organization to receive a percentage of your final sale price the next time you list something on eBay. Charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings. Plus, eBay gives back to you with a credit on your basic selling fees. Find out more here.
At the suggestion of another donor, we also have registered with Amazon’s AmazonSmile giving program, which lets you direct a fraction of each of your purchases to CIJ at no extra cost to you. Simply select Consortium for Independent Journalism as your preferred charity.
Another donor urged us to establish an account that lets us accept donations of stock and other equities, which can offer a tax advantage to you if the stock has appreciated in value. If this stock-donation option appeals to you, I suggest you discuss it with your broker and then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific instructions on how to transfer the stock.
Again, thanks for your support and for making our 19-plus years of honest journalism possible.
Robert Parry is a longtime investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 to create an outlet for well-reported journalism that was being squeezed out of an increasingly trivialized U.S. news media.