Giving Tuesday is a worldwide event: a time for us to come together and celebrate the non-profits that bring joy and excitement into our lives.
This past year, VirtueOnline’s Giving Tuesday campaign will be stronger than ever thanks to new automation tools I am utilizing through email.
Our multi-year campaign has the end goal of $40,000. We are well on our way, thanks to your generous donations in past years:
2017- Phase I: $13,160.00
2018- Giving Tuesday: $14,835.00
2019- Giving Tuesday: $8,000.00
End of 2020- Final Push to $40k: ?
I’ve written The Episcopal lettersand this Giving Tuesday, I am going to send you a copy by pledging $100!
The Screwtape Letters written by the late C.S. Lewis has become a model for satire about the current state of the Anglican Communion, especially the Episcopal Church.In my own more modest attempts I have attempted to emulate the great Lewis with my own reflections on the state of The Episcopal Church through this literary device. I began writing them in 2004 and I continue to write them to this present day.I have chosen the names Teufel and Faust as the senior and junior devil in these letters. Teufel is a devil, a creature of hell, a demon, a fallen angel from German mythology. Faust is a charlatan who makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. I have also added a number of miscellaneous essays at the conclusion of these Episcotape letters for your reading enjoyment. More of my writings on the Anglican Communion can be read here: www.virtueonline.org and on Facebook: https://facebook.com/virtueonline/
Simply put, it is the most ambitious endeavor in our twenty-five year history.
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!
“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
Email – with Round I crowdfunding we drastically upgraded our email – much left to be done: less spam, more of the best news you need
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
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 2020 must be the biggest it’s ever been
Better Branding – the cohesiveness of the brand that is VirtueOnline needs to be on point – Better design and functionality will make VirtueOnline easier to read, use and share
Below are videos from advocates that appreciate Virtue Online!
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:
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 2020!
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By pledging $100 to Virtue Online, you will be rewarded with a copy of my latest book!