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Become a Maine Monitor Member

By becoming a member of The Maine Monitor, you ensure our reporters keep digging, analyzing, and reporting for you. 

To bring you their investigative reports, our reporters work on stories for weeks, sometimes months. 

Member support helps us deliberately plan for this in-depth journalism and bring you the news you deserve throughout the year.

The Maine Monitor offers four levels of giving to the nonprofit newsroom, with perks for each tier. Those giving up to $249 per year are called "Monitor Members" and receive recognition on the newsroom's website, an official Maine Monitor member sticker and advanced invitations to Maine Monitor programs. Those giving $250 to $499 per year are called "public interest members" and receive everything in the previous tier plus access to the "Editor's Report" newsletter with the month's most important highlights. Those giving $500 to $1,000 per year are called "Fearless Members" and receive everything in the prior tiers plus a quarterly members-only event with the newsroom to learn about upcoming projects, and an official Maine Monitor t-shirt. Those giving more than $1,000 per year are called "truthseeker members" and receive everything from the prior tiers and access to exclusive events.

Monitor Giving Circles

Circle members provide sustainable support with three-year commitments to fund our newsroom. Members receive all of the Truthseeker benefits.

Advocate Circle: $1,000/year for three years
Defender Circle: $2,500/year for three years
Leader Circle: $5,000/year for three years
Publisher Circle: $10,000/year for three years

Planned Giving

Would you like to give the gift of independent news for Maine in a lasting way? To find out how you can include The Maine Monitor in your estate planning, please contact Development Officer, Amelia Metcalfe at

Ways to Give

By mail: You can mail a check to The Maine Monitor to P.O. Box 284 Hallowell, ME 04347.

Charitable Fund: To contribute through a charitable fund, please use Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting (EIN 27-2623867).

Gift of Stocks: Email Development Officer Amelia Metcalfe at to learn about how you can support The Maine Monitor with a gift of stocks or bonds.


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