Thanks to the generous support from readers, contributors, and donors, RankandFile.ca experienced an amazing year.
Since October of 2013, the number of monthly views has increased from 12,500 to almost 57,000! During that period, the number of unique monthly viewers has more than doubled, from about 5,500 to 13,500.
We now have more than 3,000 followers on Twitter and close to 1,200 followers on Facebook, in addition to the 453 e-mail subscribers. The number of monthly posts has grown from just 13 in late 2013 to a peak of 28 in May of 2014. (Check out our November 2014 report for more information.)
Most importantly, R&F.ca has been fuelled by the $2,600 we’ve raised through donations and other fundraising over the last eight months. These funds have been used to boost readership through Facebook ads, attend and provide live coverage of the 2014 CLC Convention, offer workshops at the People’s Social Forum, conduct website maintenance, fund audio transcription, and cover printing costs and other expenses. But before the end of 2014 we need your help to reach our fundraising goal of $3,000. Your contribution will help RankandFile.ca meet its objectives for 2015, which include:
- Introduce an honorarium for contributors
- Attend and provide coverage of the 2015 Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS) conference in Ottawa
- Boost email subscriptions to 1,300
- Increase the number of readers and contributors from Western Canada, Northern Canada, and Quebec
- Increase the total number of contributors to 50 from the current 35
- Add two individuals to RankandFile.ca’s volunteer editorial board (with consideration for gender equity)
- Build institutional relationships with other independent and progressive media
- Purchase and release a line of RankandFile.ca swag
- Develop a monthly donor/sustainer base
- Draw more contributors and donors from unions and labour councils
- Increase the number of articles focused on ecological sustainability and environmentalism
- Increase monthly views to over 60,000 (15,000 unique viewers per month)
- Publish 20 original articles per month
Please help RankandFile.ca meet these goals by donating, writing, or building support in your own union. Donations can be made through PayPal (see the sidebar link) or by contacting us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RankandFile.ca’s Editorial Board
Gerard Di Trolio