We need US$75,000 by 30 June 2020 to survive. We are appealing to you, our community, for support. Your financial contribution will make our unique, hard-hitting, independent, in-depth reporting on Southeast Asia possible, at a time when it is needed more than ever. A further US$5,000 will enable us to create a Freelancer Emergency Fund and an additional US$40,000 will allow invest in product development to help secure our future. Please see below for more information.
New Naratif is entirely funded by membership revenue, donations, and grants. We have no advertising, to ensure our focus is kept on our members. You learn more about how will use your funds below. We are fully transparent with how we spend your money (in the interests of transparency and accountability, financial statements are issued every six months).
Thank you for your support!
Investing in our Present
In the immediate term, we need to take care of those who matter most: our team and our content creators. The first US$75,000 raised will go towards salaries for our core team and payments for our content creators.
Freelancer Emergency Fund
New Naratif is entirely staffed by freelancers, and we are intimately familiar with the precarious nature of freelancers’ existence. Freelancers often do not have medical insurance, and also are vulnerable to legal difficulties that arise from the articles they write. Consequently, we are building up a small US$5,000 fund for our contracted freelancers who run into such financial issues while working for New Naratif. The fund will only be used for emergency healthcare for serious issues, or legal expenses related to the content they produce for New Naratif. This fund will only be used for freelancers currently contracted with New Naratif. Each expenditure will, in the first instance, be capped at US$500. There will be transparency and accountability to donors, who will receive an annual report on the current size of the fund and expenditures in the previous year; and donors may request further details at any time (to the extent that it does not compromise the privacy of recipients).
Investing in Our Future
In the long-run, New Naratif needs to be sustainable. We want to invest in product development, which will take about five months and cost a minimum of an additional US$40,000. We believe this process will allow us to find a sustainable business model, through a relentless focus on audience research and improvement.
This process includes building a prototype and developing internal audience research processes: developing KPIs for all content, tracking audience engagement across all channels, conducting user research, building a process to test engagement, and integrating it into the product.
With your help, this investment in our future will put us in a far better financial position and on the road to sustainability. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and if you wish to support this particular objective.
USD – USA (domestic transfers only): Account holder: TransferWise FBO Observatory Southeast Asia Limited Bank: TransferWise, 19 W 24th Street, New York 10010, USA Account number: 8310071729, Wire transfer number: 026073008, Bank code (SWIFT / BIC): CMFGUS33, Routing number (ACH or ABA): 026073150
Euro transfer details
EUR – European Union (global transfers accepted): Account holder: Observatory Southeast Asia Limited Bank: Handelsbank, Elsenheimer Str. 41, München 80687, Germany IBAN: DE88 7001 1110 6051 9913 44, Bank code (SWIFT / BIC): DEKTDE7GXXX
Australian Dollar transfer details
AUD – Australia (domestic transfers only) Account holder: Observatory Southeast Asia Limited Address: Transferwise, 36-38 Gipps Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia Account number: 418382061, BSB Code: 802-985
Malaysian Ringgit transfer details
MYR – Malaysia (domestic transfers only) Account holder: Observatory Southeast Asia Sdn Bhd Bank: HSBC Account: 001-768258-021
Indonesian Rupiah transfer details
IDR – Indonesia (global transfers accepted) Account Holder: Yayasan Narasi Baru Asia Tenggara Bank: Bank BRI Kanca Gatot Subroto Medan SWIFT Code: BRINIDJA Account: 0404-01-001165-56-4