WFNY is creating the best independent Cleveland sports website
59

patrons

$408
per month
Waiting For Next Year started as an independent site and for the past ten years it's remained independent. We've had numerous writers and contributors come in and out over the years, but what has prevailed is a distinct voice in the Cleveland sports media landscape. Across multiple platforms including podcasting, video, and of course the written word, WFNY has maintained a consistent standard in a noisy sports opinion world.

The site is basically a volunteer operation. Nobody has ever had WFNY as their full-time job. Nobody has ever been able to count on WFNY to be as beneficial to their financial world as they would a pizza delivery job. That's not us complaining as much as it is explaining the reality.

Like NPR or PBS, WFNY is pretty much a non-profit that relies on readers, listeners, and watchers for support. This Patreon page has become a really great way for WFNY to keep the lights on and continue to pay for hosting, a little bit of technical support, some occasional graphic design, and have a little bit left over to give some money back to the people who create the content.

If you appreciate an independent voice in the Cleveland sports scene that gives away its content for free, please consider supporting our mission to keep doing that.

Thanks!
Tiers
WFNY Writers / Contributors
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
This is a tier ONLY FOR WFNY writers, podcast hosts, etc. We created this tier so that WFNY contributors could join up, get involved with the Patreon community and then we're going to give our people their money back. If you aren't a WFNY site contributor / writer / podcaster, please don't choose this! Thanks!
Participants
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
FIRST! Oh, hey, you're here! Thanks for standing and being counted. Unlike other people, we believe in participation trophies!
Fans
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
THREE and you won't be anonymous any more. If you contribute $3 per month you will have your name listed on a page on the website indicating how awesome you are. (This will be especially awkward if our enemies contribute, but we're willing to risk it.)
Big Fans
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
You will have your name listed on the site and you will be shipped a to-be-created WFNY sticker.
Superfans
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
You really appreciate us and we appreciate you. All previous benefits.
Superfriends
$25 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
Your commitment is getting serious. All previous benefits and you'll have access to a WFNY email list for subscribers who are willing to pay $10 or more. 
Unicorns
$50 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
We don't even know what to do with you yet. We're going to give you everything we're giving to everyone else. You can almost definitely be a guest on the podcast. You'll probably become our personal friend if you're not already.
Podcast Sponsor
$75 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You can be a sponsor of the podcast.*** For this tier, you'll get at least a 30-second read / commercial for you or your product. 


This will include a link in the podcast description and a one-line linkable message in the post on WFNY.


(*** Assuming we don't object to the message as a website.)

WFNY Sponsor
$300 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You are now a website and podcast sponsor. As long as it conforms to the standards of the site, its ownership, and staff, and doesn't otherwise create a conflict of interest, we'll give you sponsorship rights to both the website and the podcast. We'll shout you out on social. Trust me, we'll make this worth your while.
Goals
$408 of $1,000 per month
We have no idea what an editor will cost exactly, but we think we can get someone to do it part-time and figure out the legal issues of having a part-time employee if we have $1000 per month as an initial budget. That will pay dividends to all the content creators we have at WFNY who get pulled into helping edit posts before they hit the main page. 
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Waiting For Next Year started as an independent site and for the past ten years it's remained independent. We've had numerous writers and contributors come in and out over the years, but what has prevailed is a distinct voice in the Cleveland sports media landscape. Across multiple platforms including podcasting, video, and of course the written word, WFNY has maintained a consistent standard in a noisy sports opinion world.

The site is basically a volunteer operation. Nobody has ever had WFNY as their full-time job. Nobody has ever been able to count on WFNY to be as beneficial to their financial world as they would a pizza delivery job. That's not us complaining as much as it is explaining the reality.

Like NPR or PBS, WFNY is pretty much a non-profit that relies on readers, listeners, and watchers for support. This Patreon page has become a really great way for WFNY to keep the lights on and continue to pay for hosting, a little bit of technical support, some occasional graphic design, and have a little bit left over to give some money back to the people who create the content.

If you appreciate an independent voice in the Cleveland sports scene that gives away its content for free, please consider supporting our mission to keep doing that.

Thanks!

Recent posts by WFNY

Tiers
WFNY Writers / Contributors
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
This is a tier ONLY FOR WFNY writers, podcast hosts, etc. We created this tier so that WFNY contributors could join up, get involved with the Patreon community and then we're going to give our people their money back. If you aren't a WFNY site contributor / writer / podcaster, please don't choose this! Thanks!
Participants
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
FIRST! Oh, hey, you're here! Thanks for standing and being counted. Unlike other people, we believe in participation trophies!
Fans
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
THREE and you won't be anonymous any more. If you contribute $3 per month you will have your name listed on a page on the website indicating how awesome you are. (This will be especially awkward if our enemies contribute, but we're willing to risk it.)
Big Fans
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
You will have your name listed on the site and you will be shipped a to-be-created WFNY sticker.
Superfans
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
You really appreciate us and we appreciate you. All previous benefits.
Superfriends
$25 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
Your commitment is getting serious. All previous benefits and you'll have access to a WFNY email list for subscribers who are willing to pay $10 or more. 
Unicorns
$50 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
We don't even know what to do with you yet. We're going to give you everything we're giving to everyone else. You can almost definitely be a guest on the podcast. You'll probably become our personal friend if you're not already.
Podcast Sponsor
$75 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You can be a sponsor of the podcast.*** For this tier, you'll get at least a 30-second read / commercial for you or your product. 


This will include a link in the podcast description and a one-line linkable message in the post on WFNY.


(*** Assuming we don't object to the message as a website.)

WFNY Sponsor
$300 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You are now a website and podcast sponsor. As long as it conforms to the standards of the site, its ownership, and staff, and doesn't otherwise create a conflict of interest, we'll give you sponsorship rights to both the website and the podcast. We'll shout you out on social. Trust me, we'll make this worth your while.