Above the Bottom Line is a weekly newsletter that keeps track of how the world's most influential companies are taking a stance on the issues you care about.
In February 2017 I decided that I wanted to keep track of how corporations are taking a stance on important social, political and environmental issues. Within 48 hours, what started as a nagging thought became a full blown side project that now hits hundreds of email inboxes every Tuesday. I get a rush every time the newsletter goes out, and I get an even bigger thrill reading the responses that hit my own inbox.
I launched this Patreon page because it is the best way for supporters like you to contribute to Above the Bottom Line's sustainability.
I am passionate about the ABL newsletter, and I invest a considerable amount of my time, energy and financial resources:
- Each week I spend 10-15 hours working on Above the Bottom Line. This includes reading the news daily to stay on top of what's happening, researching specific topics I want to cover, writing the actual newsletter, finding just the right GIFs to include, and ultimately sharing content across social media.
- In addition to the quality time I spend on this outside of my day job, I have invested my own money. By the end of 2017 I personally spent over $4,000 on Above the Bottom Line.
My vision for Above the Bottom Line is to redefine "business as usual."
I am deeply passionate about building a world where companies don’t profit at the expense of people or the planet. I ultimately want ABL to become a platform that reflects consumer consciousness on social, political and environmental issues with the goal of influencing companies to operate more responsibly.
Join the ABL Patreon tribe, and let's achieve this vision together!
For as little as $1.00 or $2.50 per month, you can contribute to the creation of Above the Bottom Line's weekly newsletter, receive a shoutout on social media (with a GIF if you pledge $2.50!) and get access to a dope community of changemakers. For $7.25 per month, you'll receive an invitation to monthly group office hours to chat with me and other members of the community about Above the Bottom Line related topics. You'll also be able to participate in patron-only polls.
For the more generous among you, there are "Living Wage" and "CEO Pay" contribution levels that guarantee a big hug from me (the latter level guaranteeing a hug hundreds of times bigger in order to stay true to the average CEO Pay Ratio)!
To be more specific, at the Living Wage level you'll be recognized as a supporter on the newly redesigned ABL website, receive invitations to monthly 1:1 office hours (limited spots available), and have the ability to vote on future newsletter topics.
At the CEO Pay level I'll personally call you to express my gratitude and send you invitations to group office hours 48 hours in advance so you can secure a spot.
To be clear: newsletter subscribers are not required to contribute financially, however your financial support will go a long way as I continue making exceptional content for Above the Bottom Line.
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