Dandelions Newsletter

Dandelions Newsletter

Creating emails for brave, empathetic, social justice-hearted families.




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About Dandelions Newsletter

This is a page for people who want to spread the seeds of Dandelions far and wide, and help families everywhere grow and thrive.

We (Julia and Joanna) really love bringing Dandelions to such a vibrant and engaged readership! However, all of the hours we spend pulling together themes, writing personal intros, curating the best resources, and finding relevant images are hours away from both our kids and our paying work. So in order to continue producing and sending Dandelions twice a month, we’re asking readers who can afford it to chip in any amount they feel comfortable with.

30% goes toward social justice initiatives
And because our entire reason for existing is to lift up ALL families, 30% of your generous offerings will go into our Family Justice Giving Fund—to support organizations who are already doing critical work relevant to the themes we cover in the newsletter (like keeping immigrant families together, protecting caregivers’ rights, and supporting LGBTQ youth).

Whether you commit to $1 a month or $10 a month, every single paying Dandelions subscriber gets to vote each quarter on which organizations receive our collective donations.

Where does the rest go?
First, to cover expenses, such as: 
  • Our website hosting on GreenGeeks (which we selected because the platform invests in renewable energy) 
  • Our Chicago P.O. Box—we legally need an actual mailing address to list at the bottom of our newsletter, and we weren’t comfortable blasting our home addresses out there 
  • Occasional images and graphics that we can’t get for free, to make the emails easier to digest
If we do have any “profits” beyond this, they’ll either go toward low-key promotion to help us reach more families (such as an ad in a more popular newsletter, or paying a designer to help us with a brand refresh) or they'll help us find precious hours for writing and production. 

How much should I give?
Here are some examples of how our patrons will make a difference: 
  • $6/month keeps our website up and running for a year
  • $4/month lets us keep our mailing address for 6 months
  • $1/month is an "every bit helps" contribution and we truly appreciate it!

We really appreciate your support. 
Thanks for reading!

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