Support the Raleigh Convergence

The Raleigh Convergence started in April 2019 with a belief that we’re not just residents of the same place — we’re neighbors.

When more people feel connected to the place we call home, they are more likely to vote, support local business and take action to make Raleigh and Wake County a better place.

This modern media company, started by veteran journalist Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen, provides free content and newsletters for Raleigh and Wake County.

We don’t wall off our content to only those who can pay for it. It’s free for all to read as much as you want. However, it’s not free to produce or keep going.

If you believe in our mission, we’d appreciate your financial contribution to help keep us going.

There are a few ways you can support us now.


We are going through a generation-defining pandemic, and it’s happening during a crucial time for our community.

With the help of the Local Media Association, Raleigh Convergence is accepting donations for a COVID-19 local news fund

Contributions to this fund will go to commission and create local journalism that explains the impact of the coronavirus on Raleigh and Wake County — and what we can do as a community to shape the future. Contributions to the COVID-19 local news fund, because of our partnership with the Local Media Association, are tax-deductible.


Your voluntary contribution supports locally-owned Raleigh Convergence, part of Minerva Media Co. (Please note: This type of support is not tax deductible).


When you support the Raleigh Convergence, your money helps pay for:

  • Our website, which is purposely free of the type of obtrusive ads that would impede your reading.
  • Our overhead costs, which includes media insurance and other business subscriptions.
  • Paying our editor/publisher/founder, who is able to create a high quality product by pursuing the effort full-time.
  • An investment in future growth for community-centric projects from the Raleigh Convergence (more to come).


Raleigh is our home. We want to strengthen our collective community by celebrating its people and by thoughtfully discussing areas where we can do better. 

We believe y’all means all: We believe in celebrating the diversity of our community and examining ways we can make Raleigh safer and more welcoming to all.

We believe in truth-telling, accuracy, fairness and transparency. (And when you think we miss the mark, we welcome a conversation). 

We believe in the power of stories to connect people. 

We believe in supporting local and in Raleigh-made ideas, products and art.

We believe in kindness, civil conversation, voting, art and Raleigh.

We believe in taking action and seeking solutions. 

We believe we’re all in this together.