Boosts are fundraising widgets that Civil newsrooms can embed in articles. They allow readers to easily support and discover journalism projects, capturing your reader’s attention at the moment of deepest engagement. There are two kinds of Boosts:
- Project Boosts are mini-fundraisers for one-off projects like sending a reporter to an important event, purchasing a critical piece of equipment, or hosting a community roundtable.
- Story Boosts allow readers to support newsrooms with small, incremental amounts of money.
The Civil Media Company doesn't collect any proceeds from a newsroom's Boost.
Newsrooms can embed Project Boost and/or Story Boost widgets in a general template or on individual stories. Readers can make payments using a credit card or ETH.
Links to all stories and Boosts from both Project and Story Boosts will also automatically be shown on the Civil homepage. Readers can then rest easy that their money is going to Civil newsrooms that the community has vetted as trustworthy.