Civil newsrooms can launch a Project Boost and/or a Story Boost from your Newsroom Manager Dashboard.
Project Boosts allow you to host one-off, mini-fundraisers anywhere on your website. You can launch a Project Boost from the main Civil Boost page or from your Newsroom Manager in the My Dashboard > Newsroom tab. You’ll fill out a brief form describing your newsroom’s purpose and more details about the Boost, including a name, a description, the target goal and a list of items that the Boost is meant to fund and a timeline.
After you’ve completed this form, you’ll be able to share the Boost with your supporters, who can give you money using ETH or credit/debit card (make sure to connect a Stripe account so supporters can give money using major credit cards).
Story Boosts allow supporters to give you small, incremental funds using ETH or credit cards. To embed the Story Boost widget on your website, copy and paste the following code into your articles:
Once your Boost is completed, you’ll be able to exchange ETH for any local currency to fund your expenses. Any proceeds from Credit Cards will go directly into your connected Stripe account.
You’ll need to be an approved Civil newsroom listed on the Civil Registry to use tools like Boosts.