When we started What’s Your Grief in 2012, we had no money (still don’t) and very little know how, but we had a hunch that we could fill the online grief-support void with a unique style and perspective. We hoped people would respond, but we had no idea if they would. Many days we thought – I dunno – probably not – we’re kind of weird – maybe a few people will read – that’s enough.
We never dreamed we’d receive the amount of support we have. Our reader’s comments and words of encouragement mean everything to us. We revel in every acknowledgment we receive; not because we are hungry for praise, but because it means maybe we’ve made someone’s burden an ounce lighter. Since the very beginning, not a day has gone by that we haven’t been grateful for every page view, every comment, and every ‘like’ because behind them is the hope that grieving people are finding their way out of the darkness.
We want to keep WYG going for as long as possible, but to do so we have to get creative. We’re not funded by an organization and we don’t receive grant funding. It’s just the two of us, piecing things together, trying to make it work. We sell print grief resources in our store, we speak at conferences, we conduct training for organizations and professionals, we charge tuition for a limited number of e-courses, we run a few ads on the site, and we occasionally ask our readers for a contribution.
So here is our official ask: If WYG has helped you in your grief at all, please consider donating whatever that help has been worth to you.
What’s Your Grief is a Program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — donations to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request.
You choose the amount you want to donate. You can also set your donation as a one-time donation or a monthly donation.
You can give in memory of someone you love, you can give anonymously, or you can just give from yourself because you’re awesome. To donate in memory of a loved one type ‘In memory of…’ and your loved one’s name written exactly as you would like it to appear on our website where it says ‘Write a Note (Optional)’