Spring Subscriber Drive Recap and Thank You

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Downtown Seattle skyscrapers seen from a ferry in Elliott Bay
Ferry passengers enjoy the Seattle Skyline. (Photo by author)

Thank you to everyone who chipped in during our Spring Subscriber Drive. Through your generosity we were able to have our largest fundraising drive ever. This is a big step on the way to turning The Urbanist into a permanent institution and growing our capacity.

We’re so grateful to the 94 readers who donated or subscribed this drive. I was touched by the kind words we heard from our supporters and friends. The outpouring of support recharges our batteries in multiple ways and means a lot to us.

From Michael Hobbes‘ succinct “I gave these goobers money and you should too!” to longer heartfelt messages, we loved them all.

Improving cities and the dialogue around them is what we’re all about, and the drive was nice confirmation that our mission is hitting home for folks. “[The Urbanist] has changed how Seattle talks about cities,” Robert Cruickshank said.

Our two-week subscriber drive has wrapped up, but it’s not too late to pitch in with a buzzer-beater donation. Give today if our reporting, endorsements, advocacy, events, and community-building is something you rely on.

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Spring 2021 Subscriber Drive Wrap

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Doug Trumm is The Urbanist's Executive Director. An Urbanist writer since 2015, he dreams of pedestrianizing streets, blanketing the city in bus lanes, and unleashing a mass timber building spree to end the affordable housing shortage and avert our coming climate catastrophe. He graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. He lives in East Fremont and loves to explore the city on his bike.