Saturday night, NonDoc hosted a growth party to celebrate and support independent journalism.
We were pleased to welcome so many readers, writers, advertisers and contributors for a celebration of our nearly two years in business.
By the end of the party we had increased the number of monthly Writers’ Fund contributors by 25 percent, had gained enough one-time support to cover our software hosting needs for a year and received many suggestions for development ideas you’d like to see on the site.
NonDoc sets its 12-month growth plan
At the party we laid out some goals we have for the coming year. First, NonDoc plans to improve its office-space situation in the next month, solidifying our presence in the community and providing a more effective location to host meetings and events.
Second, we look to ramp up operations by hiring a full-time client relations manager, which will allow our journalists to focus on journalism.
Third, we plan to grow our readership through increasing the amount of content generated on the site and the audience reach per article.
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What these three goals have in common is that they take capital. As you, the readers, have demonstrated, you appreciate the work we are doing and want it to continue. We are incredibly honored and grateful for the encouragement and support we’ve received from the community. From this feedback, we have a new goal that 40 percent of our operating revenue should come from crowdsourcing through our Writers’ Fund. The best way to support NonDoc is by becoming a monthly contributor, because a steady monthly revenue stream allows us to plan out our investments over the next six months.
We look forward to the growth in the next twelve months, and will always dedicate 100 percent of our efforts to pursuing ethical and transparent journalism in Oklahoma and beyond. We will always follow the five core journalistic principles of truth, independence, fairness, humanity, and accountability.
A big thank you from all of us at the NonDoc team.
Rosemary Meacham-Zittel, director of business development
William W. Savage III, editor in chief
Josh McBee, managing editor
Ashiq Zaman, health editor
Will McCollum, summer intern
Growth party photos