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6. We had grant funding … now we don’t. Dakotafire had total financial support for the first three years (thanks, Knight Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation and others!), and partial financial support for another year and a half (thanks, Bush Foundation!). As of January, that grant funding has ended. We still may seek grant dollars in the future, but at the moment, we aim to be self-supporting. Advertising is going to make up a big chunk of our revenue (we love our advertisers!), and newspaper and community sponsors cover some costs (thanks so much, sponsors!). But we also want to get support from you, our readers. We have a few subscribers (thanks, subscribers!)—but most of you reading this do not pay to receive it. This is the new world of journalism, where no one source of revenue is going to pay all the bills. We have to look for funding from many directions. We want one of those directions to be coming from you, our readers, so we’re also partly accountable to you. Our plan is to ask in a big way, once a year, for your financial support.

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6. We had grant funding … now we don’t. Dakotafire had total financial support for the first three years (thanks, Knight Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation and others!), and partial financial support for another year and a half (thanks, Bush Foundation!). As of January, that grant funding has ended. We still may seek grant dollars in the future, but at the moment, we aim to be self-supporting. Advertising is going to make up a big chunk of our revenue (we love our advertisers!), and newspaper and community sponsors cover some costs (thanks so much, sponsors!). But we also want to get support from you, our readers. We have a few subscribers (thanks, subscribers!)—but most of you reading this do not pay to receive it. This is the new world of journalism, where no one source of revenue is going to pay all the bills. We have to look for funding from many directions. We want one of those directions to be coming from you, our readers, so we’re also partly accountable to you. Our plan is to ask in a big way, once a year, for your financial support.

6. We had grant funding … now we don’t. Dakotafire had total financial support for the first three years (thanks, Knight Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation and others!), and partial financial support for another year and a half (thanks, Bush Foundation!). As of January, that grant funding has ended. We still may seek grant dollars in the future, but at the moment, we aim to be self-supporting. Advertising is going to make up a big chunk of our revenue (we love our advertisers!), and newspaper and community sponsors cover some costs (thanks so much, sponsors!). But we also want to get support from you, our readers. We have a few subscribers (thanks, subscribers!)—but most of you reading this do not pay to receive it. This is the new world of journalism, where no one source of revenue is going to pay all the bills. We have to look for funding from many directions. We want one of those directions to be coming from you, our readers, so we’re also partly accountable to you. Our plan is to ask in a big way, once a year, for your financial support.

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