Motif Magazine is creating Rhode Island's ongoing Independent Arts & Entertainment Magazine
12

patrons

$80
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Motif is Rhode Island's independent arts and entertainment magazine, published twice a month and distributed for free at 1,200 spots across the state and southeastern Massachusetts.

Let’s get to the point of this page – paying for a print magazine right now is tough. But It’s not impossible. The cost of paper and ink is rising rapidly, and the economy in RI is still deeply hurting. Our most dedicated advertisers come from the arts, entertainment and service industry worlds: they’re amazing and we wouldn’t exist without them, but most struggle with their own financial challenges. That leaves us in a tough spot.

About 20,000 individuals check us out online each month, while another 60,000 readers lead us to run out of copies most places, most issues. So we think you, our readers, like what we’re doing. Or there’s a serious shortage of colorful fireplace kindling.

We believe we add value to the community. Our mission includes celebrating the greatnesses of our state. Although we also call RI on bullsh*t and corruption, we celebrate the enlightening and entertaining elements, the art and social progress. The iconoclast and the little guy or gal, making art or music or beer in that corner of the old mill building. We write about deserving stuff that no one else would cover.

All of us have put in a lot of blood, tears and sweat to improve the paper over the last few years. All-nighters, late nighters, and explorations of the less-visited corners of our state are normal here. We’re happy to keep doing it – and we feel like it’s more relevant and needed than ever right now. But we need help.


If each reader were to donate 50 cents a year, Motif would be self-sustaining.

So, as an alt paper, we want to try an alternative approach. Since we got into this to celebrate the uniqueness of RI, the community and culture of our state, we’re turning to that same community, and going a step further toward making it your paper.

This is an experiment (a lively one) to see if we can make the paper a collective undertaking, supported by both advertisers and the readers who enjoy our content and appreciate having an arts and entertainment paper – and a publication that’s not corporately owned – in our state.

Check us out at motifri.com

Note: several wonderful people have asked about supporting Motif with a check or non-web-based payment. You can mail us a check for any amount to
Motif Magazine
65 Blackstone Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Please put something like "donation" or "support" in the memo line, so we know what it's for :-) and thank you very much for your patronage!
Rewards
Go team!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank You!
Supporter
$3 or more per month 7 patrons
Thank you for your support! We will recognize you as a supporter on our web site!
Supporter Level 2
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
All of the above, plus you will be thanked in the magazine in our annual list of supporters (a new thing)
Bumper Supporter
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus an exciting Motif bumper sticker! (once a year)
Flashlight Supporter
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above plus a motif mini LED flashlight (to go with the illumination gained from reading Motif) (once a year)
Stress Supporter
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus a Motif stress ball. (once a year)
Superhero!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus a Motif Man Tshirt specially made by 401 Studio and created and illustrated by Motif cover artist Frankie Washington. (once a year)
Email your size to [email protected]
Support Society
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus membership in the exclusive Motif Support Society - as a member, you'll get emails when we have extra "goodies" - offering tickets to events, plays, etc. (once a year)
Small, Square Supporter
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus a 3"x3" ad annually in an issue of your choosing (you can donate this to a worthy cause if you don't need an ad)
Quarter Supporter
$40 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above but with a 1/4 page ad instead of a 3" ad, in one issue you choose in 2017.
Stealth Illustration Supporter
$75 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
All of the above, plus we will arrange a caricature of you to appear in the background of one of our covers in 2017.
Pin-up Supporter
$100 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
All of the above, but instead of an illustration, you can choose someone to be one of our pin-ups. Makes a great gift, or way to get the word out about something interesting. The chosen person gets the full hair, makeup and pampering treatment.
Website Support
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, but your choice of an illustration, pin-up, or a custom WordPress website you can update and maintain, created by the designers and programmers at Motif (we've produced hundreds).
Goals
$80 of $3,000 per month
Our ultimate goal is to transition to a journalistic non-profit. That application process takes a bit of time, $$ and effort though. If we reach this level of public support, we'll go for it.
(see The Hummel Report, with which we partner)

Related info:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/newspapers-philadelphia-inquirer-daily-news-nonprofit-lol-taxes/423960/

http://mediaimpactfunders.org/its-time-for-newspapers-to-become-nonprofit-organizations/
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Motif is Rhode Island's independent arts and entertainment magazine, published twice a month and distributed for free at 1,200 spots across the state and southeastern Massachusetts.

Let’s get to the point of this page – paying for a print magazine right now is tough. But It’s not impossible. The cost of paper and ink is rising rapidly, and the economy in RI is still deeply hurting. Our most dedicated advertisers come from the arts, entertainment and service industry worlds: they’re amazing and we wouldn’t exist without them, but most struggle with their own financial challenges. That leaves us in a tough spot.

About 20,000 individuals check us out online each month, while another 60,000 readers lead us to run out of copies most places, most issues. So we think you, our readers, like what we’re doing. Or there’s a serious shortage of colorful fireplace kindling.

We believe we add value to the community. Our mission includes celebrating the greatnesses of our state. Although we also call RI on bullsh*t and corruption, we celebrate the enlightening and entertaining elements, the art and social progress. The iconoclast and the little guy or gal, making art or music or beer in that corner of the old mill building. We write about deserving stuff that no one else would cover.

All of us have put in a lot of blood, tears and sweat to improve the paper over the last few years. All-nighters, late nighters, and explorations of the less-visited corners of our state are normal here. We’re happy to keep doing it – and we feel like it’s more relevant and needed than ever right now. But we need help.


If each reader were to donate 50 cents a year, Motif would be self-sustaining.

So, as an alt paper, we want to try an alternative approach. Since we got into this to celebrate the uniqueness of RI, the community and culture of our state, we’re turning to that same community, and going a step further toward making it your paper.

This is an experiment (a lively one) to see if we can make the paper a collective undertaking, supported by both advertisers and the readers who enjoy our content and appreciate having an arts and entertainment paper – and a publication that’s not corporately owned – in our state.

Check us out at motifri.com

Note: several wonderful people have asked about supporting Motif with a check or non-web-based payment. You can mail us a check for any amount to
Motif Magazine
65 Blackstone Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Please put something like "donation" or "support" in the memo line, so we know what it's for :-) and thank you very much for your patronage!

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Rewards
Go team!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank You!
Supporter
$3 or more per month 7 patrons
Thank you for your support! We will recognize you as a supporter on our web site!
Supporter Level 2
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
All of the above, plus you will be thanked in the magazine in our annual list of supporters (a new thing)
Bumper Supporter
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus an exciting Motif bumper sticker! (once a year)
Flashlight Supporter
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above plus a motif mini LED flashlight (to go with the illumination gained from reading Motif) (once a year)
Stress Supporter
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus a Motif stress ball. (once a year)
Superhero!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus a Motif Man Tshirt specially made by 401 Studio and created and illustrated by Motif cover artist Frankie Washington. (once a year)
Email your size to [email protected]
Support Society
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus membership in the exclusive Motif Support Society - as a member, you'll get emails when we have extra "goodies" - offering tickets to events, plays, etc. (once a year)
Small, Square Supporter
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above plus a 3"x3" ad annually in an issue of your choosing (you can donate this to a worthy cause if you don't need an ad)
Quarter Supporter
$40 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above but with a 1/4 page ad instead of a 3" ad, in one issue you choose in 2017.
Stealth Illustration Supporter
$75 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
All of the above, plus we will arrange a caricature of you to appear in the background of one of our covers in 2017.
Pin-up Supporter
$100 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
All of the above, but instead of an illustration, you can choose someone to be one of our pin-ups. Makes a great gift, or way to get the word out about something interesting. The chosen person gets the full hair, makeup and pampering treatment.
Website Support
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, but your choice of an illustration, pin-up, or a custom WordPress website you can update and maintain, created by the designers and programmers at Motif (we've produced hundreds).