Jennifer Hofmann is creating soulful inspiration
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Hi! I'm Jen. I have been writing the Americans of Conscience Checklist since November 20, 2016.

My checklist is a unique combination of well-researched actions and encouragement, free of partisan antagonism. 

Rave reviews from left, right, and center

Activists all over our country tell me this weekly checklist helps them channel their anxiety about the news into constructive action. With over 70,000 subscribers (and growing!), my checklist has become a rallying cry for action and civility among groups of friends, Indivisible groups, Women's March huddles, and even disenfranchised conservatives.

Many subscribers--including moderate Republicans--have complemented my thorough research, clear writing, and deliberate avoidance of polarization. Readers appreciate my Acts of Gratitude and lists of good news. My checklist has been a recommended resource on HuffPo, the Karen Hunter Show, Tumblr, Medium, in spiritual, progressive, and feminist blogs and on conservative forums.

This checklist doesn't magically appear. It takes work.

It takes a lot of time and energy to produce my weekly checklist. And because I'm naturally curious, I recently did the math.

Production time for the Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience

Monday: 1 hour
Tuesday: 2 hours
Wednesday: 3 hours
Thursday: 4 hours
Friday: 10-12 hours
Saturday: 5-6 hours
Sunday: 1 hour

I admit, I was shocked to discover I'm doing 29 hours of research, writing, and editing every Saturday since last November. If I were charging my current published hourly writing rate ($75/hr), creating a month of these checklists would cost $8700.

My buddy Jennifer B. volunteers 2-3 hours each week, sharing her keen-eyed skills as a professional editor. Her time is worth $600+ per month.

In addition to time: The other costs of producing my Action Checklist

Publications: Because I rely on high-quality, in-depth investigative journalism for research, I subscribe to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, and The Atlantic for $49/month. #worthit

Technology: I use Aweber ($65/mo) to send out emails and buy hosting ($10/mo) for my website. As the number of visitors and signups increase, so do those costs. Technology is $75 per month and growing with every new subscriber.

Heart: Is it hard to face the news squarely? Yes. Do I sometimes get weary and tired? Yes. But is it worth standing up for our fellow citizens' rights and our country's future? Absolutely. Every week, I put my whole self--smarts, heart, and soul--into fighting for our democracy and making it easy for others to do the same.

My reality check: Combined, the checklist costs $9400 a month to produce. When there's a week of intense news, or when I write an inspirational blog post to accompany the actions, it takes even more.

I want to do this full time.

I want to make the leap from this being a volunteer side-project to a full-time gig. With your help, it could be possible. In fact, I got inspired when I saw that my activist ally, Matt Kiser at WTFJHT (an awesome publication!), succeeded at going full time by generating that much financial support.

I'm in this for the long haul. We have a long road to impeachment (Nixon's process took two years!). Even after that, we need a lot of healing in our democracy. I'm 100% committed to this journey, sustainably.

Here's how you can help.

If you believe in our democracy's future, in being engaged in the political process, in bipartisan cooperation, and in supporting my writing of well-researched actions, please consider doing any of the following:

1. Use the actions in my weekly checklist. Seriously. This is the best support you can provide to this passionate writer.

2. Send your friends to AmericansofConscience.com (my website) to sign up for my weekly checklist.

3. Follow me on twitter and Facebook, and retweet/share my weekly checklist when it's published on Sundays.

4. Become an angel on Patreon at any monthly amount. I know that makes me sound like an NPR fundraiser, but my current patrons have already empowered me to quit my old job (THANK YOU, ANGELS!!). Most Angels contribute $3/month. Any amount helps me get to $3500/month--my goal--allowing me to give full energy to the weekly checklist and book-length projects.

Bottom line

These times call for clear-headed, heart-centered action. I strive to create calm sanity and forward motion every week. With your help, we can move through these times with grace, clarity, and commitment.

And. No matter how you engage, I want to thank you for all you're doing to help reason and fairness prevail during our country's tumult. Your voice makes a difference. I'm so glad to be on this journey with you.

Warmly,
Jen

P.S. Integrity matters, so I claim all donations and pay state and federal self-employment taxes on them--about 33 cents to the dollar. This means donations are non-deductible (for you) and counted as income (for me). 

Here's the link to become a patron. With gratitude.
Rewards
Gratitude Angel
$1 or more per month 71 patrons
Get a mention (by name of choice) in my next gratitude post/email.
Trail Angel
$3 or more per month 193 patrons
Get a mention (by name of choice) on my Trail Angel page at jenniferhofmann.com.
Thought Leader Angel
$10 or more per month 78 patrons
Ask a question and I'll write a blog post with my reply (plus the two previous rewards).
Inspiration Angel
$15 or more per month 8 patrons
Get a sneak peek at my upcoming book inspiring activists to persevere.  All Inspiration Angels receive the two sample chapter drafts included in my book proposal (via PDF).
Archangel
$20 or more per month 37 patrons
Receive a complimentary advance copy of my next book delivered to your home (plus the three previous rewards)
Goals
$2,728 of $3,900 per month
Support me three-quarter time
When we reach this goal, I'll do a Facebook Live session full of inspiration for you. I will solicit topics from you in advance to create a really special live call. 
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Hi! I'm Jen. I have been writing the Americans of Conscience Checklist since November 20, 2016.

My checklist is a unique combination of well-researched actions and encouragement, free of partisan antagonism. 

Rave reviews from left, right, and center

Activists all over our country tell me this weekly checklist helps them channel their anxiety about the news into constructive action. With over 70,000 subscribers (and growing!), my checklist has become a rallying cry for action and civility among groups of friends, Indivisible groups, Women's March huddles, and even disenfranchised conservatives.

Many subscribers--including moderate Republicans--have complemented my thorough research, clear writing, and deliberate avoidance of polarization. Readers appreciate my Acts of Gratitude and lists of good news. My checklist has been a recommended resource on HuffPo, the Karen Hunter Show, Tumblr, Medium, in spiritual, progressive, and feminist blogs and on conservative forums.

This checklist doesn't magically appear. It takes work.

It takes a lot of time and energy to produce my weekly checklist. And because I'm naturally curious, I recently did the math.

Production time for the Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience

Monday: 1 hour
Tuesday: 2 hours
Wednesday: 3 hours
Thursday: 4 hours
Friday: 10-12 hours
Saturday: 5-6 hours
Sunday: 1 hour

I admit, I was shocked to discover I'm doing 29 hours of research, writing, and editing every Saturday since last November. If I were charging my current published hourly writing rate ($75/hr), creating a month of these checklists would cost $8700.

My buddy Jennifer B. volunteers 2-3 hours each week, sharing her keen-eyed skills as a professional editor. Her time is worth $600+ per month.

In addition to time: The other costs of producing my Action Checklist

Publications: Because I rely on high-quality, in-depth investigative journalism for research, I subscribe to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, and The Atlantic for $49/month. #worthit

Technology: I use Aweber ($65/mo) to send out emails and buy hosting ($10/mo) for my website. As the number of visitors and signups increase, so do those costs. Technology is $75 per month and growing with every new subscriber.

Heart: Is it hard to face the news squarely? Yes. Do I sometimes get weary and tired? Yes. But is it worth standing up for our fellow citizens' rights and our country's future? Absolutely. Every week, I put my whole self--smarts, heart, and soul--into fighting for our democracy and making it easy for others to do the same.

My reality check: Combined, the checklist costs $9400 a month to produce. When there's a week of intense news, or when I write an inspirational blog post to accompany the actions, it takes even more.

I want to do this full time.

I want to make the leap from this being a volunteer side-project to a full-time gig. With your help, it could be possible. In fact, I got inspired when I saw that my activist ally, Matt Kiser at WTFJHT (an awesome publication!), succeeded at going full time by generating that much financial support.

I'm in this for the long haul. We have a long road to impeachment (Nixon's process took two years!). Even after that, we need a lot of healing in our democracy. I'm 100% committed to this journey, sustainably.

Here's how you can help.

If you believe in our democracy's future, in being engaged in the political process, in bipartisan cooperation, and in supporting my writing of well-researched actions, please consider doing any of the following:

1. Use the actions in my weekly checklist. Seriously. This is the best support you can provide to this passionate writer.

2. Send your friends to AmericansofConscience.com (my website) to sign up for my weekly checklist.

3. Follow me on twitter and Facebook, and retweet/share my weekly checklist when it's published on Sundays.

4. Become an angel on Patreon at any monthly amount. I know that makes me sound like an NPR fundraiser, but my current patrons have already empowered me to quit my old job (THANK YOU, ANGELS!!). Most Angels contribute $3/month. Any amount helps me get to $3500/month--my goal--allowing me to give full energy to the weekly checklist and book-length projects.

Bottom line

These times call for clear-headed, heart-centered action. I strive to create calm sanity and forward motion every week. With your help, we can move through these times with grace, clarity, and commitment.

And. No matter how you engage, I want to thank you for all you're doing to help reason and fairness prevail during our country's tumult. Your voice makes a difference. I'm so glad to be on this journey with you.

Warmly,
Jen

P.S. Integrity matters, so I claim all donations and pay state and federal self-employment taxes on them--about 33 cents to the dollar. This means donations are non-deductible (for you) and counted as income (for me). 

Here's the link to become a patron. With gratitude.

Recent posts by Jennifer Hofmann

Rewards
Gratitude Angel
$1 or more per month 71 patrons
Get a mention (by name of choice) in my next gratitude post/email.
Trail Angel
$3 or more per month 193 patrons
Get a mention (by name of choice) on my Trail Angel page at jenniferhofmann.com.
Thought Leader Angel
$10 or more per month 78 patrons
Ask a question and I'll write a blog post with my reply (plus the two previous rewards).
Inspiration Angel
$15 or more per month 8 patrons
Get a sneak peek at my upcoming book inspiring activists to persevere.  All Inspiration Angels receive the two sample chapter drafts included in my book proposal (via PDF).
Archangel
$20 or more per month 37 patrons
Receive a complimentary advance copy of my next book delivered to your home (plus the three previous rewards)