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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$20,895 Raised
$40,000 Goal
Raised Percent :
52.24%

39 Days to go
52.24% Funded

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 endeavor 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
    6. 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

Our multi-year campaign has the end goal of $40,000. We are well on our way:
2017- Phase I: $13,160.00
2018- Giving Tuesday: $1,835.00
2019- Final Push to $40k: ?

 

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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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.

26 Backers

$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!

13 Backers

$150

Endorser: ALL OF THE ABOVE + a signed copy of my latest book!

5 Backers

$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).

1 Backers

$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).

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Name Donate Amount Date
Pat Fitzgerald $100 November 12, 2019
John L Crowe $150 November 11, 2019
Tad de Bordenave $100 November 07, 2019
Anonymous $250 November 07, 2019
Anonymous $25 November 06, 2019
Anonymous $70 October 31, 2019
Caro Ballard $25 October 28, 2019
Tom Klug $50 October 28, 2019
Charlotte Wiggers $25 October 10, 2019
Katherine Loveland $150 October 10, 2019
Anonymous $25 October 10, 2019
Gene Chism $10 October 10, 2019
David Jones $25 October 10, 2019
Anonymous $25 September 21, 2019
Gerald McDermott $100 September 21, 2019
Glenn S MacNaught $25 September 19, 2019
Greg Scarff $25 September 05, 2019
David Sweeney $25 September 03, 2019
Don Seabrooke $50 September 03, 2019
Theodore Lewis $25 September 02, 2019
Charles Lundelius $50 September 01, 2019
Lorene Delaney $15 September 01, 2019
Roger Grist $50 August 31, 2019
David Moshier $100 August 31, 2019
Kenneth Emery $25 August 31, 2019
Fokey Beach $100 August 30, 2019
Allan SAUER $25 August 30, 2019
Anonymous $25 August 29, 2019
Bronwyn Loring $150 August 29, 2019
Anonymous $100 August 29, 2019
Alicia Lee Spence $50 August 29, 2019
Joseph E Gardner $50 August 29, 2019
Marianne Aiken $10 August 29, 2019
james McAndrew $25 August 29, 2019
vern harman $25 August 29, 2019
Barry Yingling $25 August 29, 2019
Gordon Jones $50 August 29, 2019
Duncan Moffett $50 August 29, 2019
Pat Fitzgerald $25 August 29, 2019
Roy Quick $50 August 29, 2019
Geoffrey Boland $15 August 28, 2019
Anonymous $25 August 28, 2019
John Shelton Reed $15 August 28, 2019
Alison Ruoff $0 August 28, 2019
Anonymous $50 August 28, 2019
Anonymous $50 August 28, 2019
Anonymous $0 August 28, 2019
Stephen Arpee $25 August 28, 2019
Anonymous $50 August 28, 2019
Anonymous $100 August 28, 2019
Anonymous $25 August 28, 2019
william lynch $25 August 28, 2019
Joyce Higa-Rideau $25 August 28, 2019
Robert McLeod $25 August 28, 2019
Robert Sisk $50 August 28, 2019
Sally Durfey $50 August 28, 2019
James Basinger $25 August 28, 2019
Anthony Miscimarra $100 August 28, 2019
Christine Yarbrough $25 August 28, 2019
Brenda and Julian Dobbs $15 August 28, 2019
The Rev. Stan Gerber $50 August 28, 2019
Anonymous $25 August 28, 2019
Ian Montgomery $25 August 28, 2019
Michael Trebing $10 August 28, 2019
Herman J Smith Jr $1,000 August 26, 2019
George Egerton $500 August 23, 2019
Candy Jacques $10 August 08, 2019
Myrna Swyers $50 August 07, 2019
Loren Harris $100 August 07, 2019
Rudy Schenken $50 August 06, 2019
Anonymous $50 August 06, 2019
William Zolner $100 August 06, 2019
Rev Michael Sheedy $25 August 06, 2019
Fred Manget $50 August 06, 2019
MICHAEL ZUMPF $100 August 06, 2019
John S Reed $50 August 06, 2019
Elizabeth Fisher $50 August 05, 2019
William Stoops $50 August 05, 2019
Joe Francis $25 August 05, 2019
Joyce Higa-Rideau $100 August 05, 2019
A O McGill $25 August 05, 2019
Katherine Loveland $150 August 05, 2019
John Munson $25 August 05, 2019
Anonymous $10 August 01, 2019
James Basinger $10 January 13, 2019
Theodore Lewis $50 December 29, 2018
Anonymous $100 December 28, 2018
Anonymous $0 December 28, 2018
Anonymous $50 December 28, 2018
Fred Manget $25 December 28, 2018
Elizabeth Bakoss $50 December 27, 2018
Anonymous $10 December 23, 2018
GivingTuesday 2018 $1,835 December 15, 2018
Phase I 2017 $13,160 December 15, 2018