Finish Building VirtueOnline 2.0

We’re just getting started. Help build the next generation of faithful news and powerful reporting.

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In 2017 we embarked on something extraordinary — to begin a campaign of rebuilding VirtueOnline from the ground up, and bring it into the new era. More news. Better content. Amazing website. Unstoppable social media. To win the contest for faith and doctrine, we all have to do more than ever. Now is the time to complete the financing round, and commence on the VOL 2.0 rebuild.

 

What is VirtueOnline 2.0?

Simply put, it is the most ambitious endeavour in our twenty-five year history.

Our goals:

  1. Bold New Website
    – our current website feels extremely dated and tired
    – VOL needs to have the sharpest website in the world
    – the impact of a fresh new VOL website cannot be overstated!
  2. “Everywhere” on Social Media
    – social media makes today’s world go round
    – you may have noticed: we’ve become more visible than ever
    – this must be pushed further: more Facebook, more Instagram
  3. Email
    – with Round I crowdfunding we drastically upgraded our email
    – much left to be done: less spam, more of the best news you need
  4. Fresh Content Strategy
    – reexamine all content, find best issues & issues to focus on
    – restructure all sections which no longer serve a purpose
    – “As Eye See it”: review, reconsider, and restructure
    – “Viewpoints”: review, reconsider, and restructure
    – Weekly Digest: review, reconsider, and restructure
  5. New VOL Staff
    – to push VOL writing and journalism we need hands on deck
    – research partnering with universities to hire students & interns
    – VOL journalism staff in 2019 must be the biggest it’s ever been

Our multi-year campaign has the end goal of $40,000. We are well on our way:
2017- Phase I: $13,160.00
2018- GivingTuesday: $1,835.00

 

His Grace Bishop Julian Dobbs, CANA Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America:

 

My Donation Won’t Matter

“I have only a small amount. I cannot possibly make a difference.”  Do you say that the big donations are what matters? Not so! The era of big donors supporting strong Christian ministry is coming to an end. When was the last time you’ve heard of a young billionaire strongly supporting an evangelical and catholic Biblical Christianity? We have lost the rich, friends.

However we have, and always had, the people. How has the Early Church triumphed, persecuted and with hope of financial support from the Emperor, or anyone with wealth? It was you. Regular people, a world filled with them, and you. This is the magic of crowd-funding! We do not need $100; your $10 will make all the difference in the world.

 

I Can’t Change The System

This is your perfect opportunity to change the system. Your and my world is filled with fake news. The Episcopal Church has lavishly funded magazines; constant appearances on TV. Can you stop them? There is only one way: like for like. Magazine for magazine. News outlet for news outlet. You need someone to speak for you, when the misguided news agencies attempt to control the airwaves. This is our role. With VOL, you can make a difference.

 

Phil Ashey, canon theologian of ACNA, and chief executive of the American Anglican Council:

 

The Book

I’ve written my first book in years: The Episcotape Letters. It humorously pokes fun at the Episcopal Church of the last thirty years, in the vein of C.S. Lewis’ classic, The Screwtape Letters. If a perfect intelligence could direct the pathway for the ruin of a noble denomination with a rich heritage, it would happen precisely as in the case of the Episcopal Church. My book discusses how the otherworldly plans might have been hatched!

The book is on sale at Amazon; but if you support this campaign, I will send you an authorized copy, personally signed. There aren’t many books on this key topic, and this will be a valuable memorial for years to come. I’d much rather that instead of you buying the book, we could build VirtueOnline 2.0 together — and I’ll send you the book directly!

 

Make an Impact

Stand by VirtueOnline, as it has always, and will ever, stand by you. I have written for free, in support of orthodoxy during these last thirty five years, so that we all, our families and children, would have a future. Together we can make amazing impact in 2019!

David

 

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Rewards

$10

==Observer== Thank you! You will be put on a special email list where you can keep up-to-date with the VOL 2.0 crowdfund, and monitor the progress of the campaign.

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$25

==Supporter== Along with being on the select email list, you will be listed on a special commemorative VOL page (if you tell us your name!), thanking all those special people who’ve made VOL 2.0 possible. Additionally we will personally give you a shout-out on Facebook!

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$50

==Cheerleader== Along with all of the above, David Virtue will send you a personal email, thanking you for your backing. AND you will be invited to join in a conference call with David Virtue himself.

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$100

==Friend== ALL OF THE ABOVE + a 30-minute personal phone call with David Virtue, in which you may ask any questions you may have, no holding back!

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$500

==Family== ALL OF THE ABOVE + Any topic/organization of your choice will have an article written by David Virtue himself, AND promoted to all of VOL’s followers on social media (pending approval).

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$1000

==Patron== All OF THE ABOVE + You may have any article, written by you, published on the VirtueOnline website, AND promoted to all of VOL’s followers on social media (pending approval). I will also have dinner with you, whenever you are in Philadelphia!

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Name Donate Amount Date
Anonymous $10 December 23, 2018
GivingTuesday 2018 $1,835 December 15, 2018
Phase I 2017 $13,160 December 15, 2018