Support us

Learn about all the ways you can help support our work.

Support us: Become a Berkeleyside investor

dpo-logoBerkeleyside is making a direct a public offering seeking investors from its community to raise capital to invest in the business and ensure the long-term future of independent journalism in Berkeley. We believe we are the first news organization in the the country to ask our readers to become shareholders. Learn more at or call Berkeleyside co-founder and president Lance Knobel at 510- 671 0380.

Support us: Become a Berkeleyside member

If you value Berkeleyside and the forum we provide for our community, please become a member. You’ll feel great for helping Berkeley’s leading independent, reader-supported news site.

Plus, as a proud Berkeleyside member, you’ll receive:

  • 2 tickets to attend our exclusive annual Members’ Party (featuring food, drinks, music, and your favorite Berkeleyside staffers)
  • Discounted tickets to Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, our fabulous annual event
  • Advance notice of (and discounts to) all special events
  • The love and admiration of our dedicated Berkeleyside team

Most importantly, you’ll join thousands of your neighbors in the wonderful Berkeleyside membership community!


The best way for you to become a member is to make a small automatic contribution every month. (It’s like subscribing to a newspaper in the old days!) It takes less than a minute to set up a monthly donation via PayPal or credit card:

GIVE MONTHLY (other amount)


We also appreciate one-time donations of any amount! Choose any amount – from five bucks to five figures. It takes just a moment to give via PayPal or credit card.

Electronic contributions are easiest for us! But if you’d prefer to give via mail, please write a check to Berkeleyside LLC, PO Box 5232, Berkeley, CA 94705. Please include your email address so we can email you free passes to our Members’ Party!

Questions about membership? Contact Lance at or 510-671-0380. Please note that contributions are not tax-deductible.