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A letter from Kay Campbell, RNA Secretary & Board Member

 

Dear fellow reporters of things seen and unseen:

Please take a couple minutes right now to go to RNA.org and hit the “Make a Contribution” button. Here are some reasons why I give some money to Religion Newswriters Foundation, the charitable arm of RNA, and why I hope you will, too.

1.  Every donation, even if small, increases the total number of donors—and the more donors RNA can show, the stronger impression we can make on grant applications.

2.  If your donation is large, it helps even more, of course.

3.  Those donations strengthen the network that makes it easy for those of us on this odd beat to find sources to talk to (through ReligionLink), find experts to answer questions (through the Religion Stylebook and Religion Primer), and find colleagues who can encourage and inspire us to do even better work.

4.  The annual conference helps those who come or who follow online to develop a big-picture overview of one of the most fascinating, multifaceted beats in the universe. Kinda like Moses’ seat on Mount Nebo without the unmarked grave afterwards.

5.  The RNA contests focus on our beat, so if you manage to win an RNA prize, it can make your bosses treat both you and the beat with a bit more respect. Maybe not? Well, for sure, you’ll feel awfully good, because you’ll know you’ve held your own with the best on the God beat.

Nine years on this beat, and I’ve got a long ways to go to be good at it—but I’m much further along than I would have been without what I’ve learned because of RNA connections, training and friends. And with the evolution that’s mutating news reporting at a record pace and the increasing isolation of reporters anywhere—whether full-time or freelance—the RNA network will become even more important in the days ahead.

Please join me in sending a wad of calculable change to the organization that will help us all with the host of changes ahead. Click the "Donate Now" button below, and you can check the “General Fund” button for your donation to be used in the area of greatest need, or pick a favorite specified fund.

On behalf of all of us—you included—thanks.


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DONATE BY CHECK: Please fill out the online donation form by clicking the "Donate Now" button below, and select "Check" for the payment method. Checks can be made payable to Religion Newswriters Foundation and mailed to: Religion Newswriters, 30 Neff Annex, Columbia, MO 65211.

 

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