Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart

Volume One Launches New Reader Membership Program

If you’ve found value from Volume One’s community efforts these last 18 years, here’s your chance to help keep it going strong.

About the Program

We know things are hard for thousands of people and business across the Chippewa Valley right now as we all battle this pandemic. That’s why at Volume One we're doing our best to use the resources available to us – VolumeOne.org, our large email lists, social media feeds, and our print pages – to help affected non-profits, businesses, and individuals. We’re sharing the community's stories of need and support, we’re offering organizations free posting on our new online bulletin board, and we’ve created listings of resources for food, finances, jobs, and more. Beyond those efforts, we’ve also donated to and promoted local causes like the Together Chippewa Valley coalition of local non-profits and the Chippewa Valley Artist Relief Fund, and we launched the Save Your Faves initiative in support of local restaurants and retailers. To name a few.

But along with so many others, Volume One has been hit hard by the community’s countless cancellations and closures. That’s because the vast majority of our advertising, ticketing, and other income is directly tied to this community getting together in groups. So that usual income has suddenly nearly disappeared, and since nearly everything we produce is free to the public, we’re now grappling with how to move forward with our community-focused staff of nearly 20 creative and hard-working folks.

Free community weekly papers like ours across the country are suddenly in very dire circumstances. Even the Isthmus in Madison – one of the longest running alternative weekly papers in the country – indicated they were being forced to “go dark.” And it’s unclear if they will return. A national emergency like this could be a death blow to an already struggling industry. But we’re dedicated to making sure that doesn’t happen here in our community.

There are so many worthwhile ways to support our community right now, with certainly more on the way. We will continue to share as many of those with you as we can through our various channels. But today, we’re asking you to support us. To support our free publications in print and online. To support our hundreds of free community events. And to support everything we’ve tried to do to inspire and promote this incredible community for 18 years.

So if you’re in a position to help right now, we ask you to consider selecting a fun package of local goods, and become a member. It starts at just $25 and can include all sorts of worthwhile perks. It would mean a lot to us, and to the future of our organization.

Thank you for reading, and please stay healthy and safe!

- The Staff of Volume One

Choose a Membership Level

Orders will be sent within 30 days depending on product availability and production lead times during Safer-at-Home.

Email us at membership@volumeone.org(membership (at) volumeone [d0t] org,) if you have notes or instructions about your order.

Buying a Gift? If you'd like to order a membership as a gift for someone else, you can enter the giftee's name and shipping address, then un-check the "Billing address is same as shipping" checkbox and enter your CC info. Please email us if you have notes or questions.

The PayPal option is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks for being one of the gang!

View the ongoing list of Volume One Members »

$25 SUPPORTER LEVEL

  • Wisco/Chippewa Valley Water Bottle
  • Local Love pencil (various colors and phrases)
  • Volume One sticker
  • Membership recognition on VolumeOne.org

(one-time payment)

$50 FAMILY LEVEL

  • Limited-edition Eau Claire Wisco Heart V1 totebag

plus

  • Wisco/Chippewa Valley Water Bottle
  • Local Love pencil (various colors and phrases)
  • Volume One sticker
  • Membership recognition on VolumeOne.org

(one-time payment)

$100 COMMUNITY LEVEL

plus

  • Limited-edition Eau Claire Wisco Heart V1 totebag
  • Wisco/Chippewa Valley Water Bottle
  • Local Love pencil (various colors and phrases)
  • Volume One sticker
  • Membership recognition on VolumeOne.org

(one-time payment)

$250 PARTNER LEVEL

  • $50 gift card to The Local Store
  • Complimentary pair of tickets to First Taste 2020 ($60 value)

plus

  • 10% discount on all purchases at The Local Store in person and online through 2020.
  • Discounts and early access to VIP and General Admission tickets to all ticketed Volume One events.
  • Limited-edition Eau Claire Wisco Heart V1 totebag
  • Wisco/Chippewa Valley Water Bottle
  • Local Love pencil (various colors and phrases)
  • Volume One sticker
  • Membership recognition on VolumeOne.org

(one-time payment)

$500 LEADER LEVEL

  • $100 gift card to The Local Store
  • Complimentary pair of VIP tickets to Best Night 2021 ($130 value)

plus

  • 10% discount on all purchases at The Local Store in person and online through 2020.
  • Discounts and early access to VIP and General Admission tickets to all ticketed Volume One events.
  • Limited-edition Eau Claire Wisco Heart V1 totebag
  • Wisco/Chippewa Valley Water Bottle
  • Local Love pencil (various colors and phrases)
  • Volume One sticker
  • Membership recognition on VolumeOne.org

(one-time payment)

Do you use PayPal? Checkout with Paypal here:

Level

Membership purchases are not tax-deductible donations. They are exchanges of goods and services in the form of membership.