InkLink: Connecting our Community
One Story at a Time
Manchester Ink Link exists to tell the whole story of our community, but we can’t do it without you.
Five years ago we created the Ink Link, a free online space for news, meeting coverage, happenings, events and more.
But at its heart and soul, the InkLink is about the people and possibilities that make Manchester tick. Not just the newsmakers, but also our growing number of community contributors who provide content about the things they know and love.
We believe that a news organization that listens to its audience can create real value and change through journalism. Delivering worthwhile local news and reporting is truly a community effort. It takes a dedicated team of reporters and loyal readers working together to make it happen.
We are ready to do even more, but we need your help.
We’re introducing something new, and we invite you to join us.
Our V.I.P. (Virtual Inklink Patron) membership program is a way for our loyal readers to support our work with a monthly commitment.
In return we will:
- Send you some cool stuff
- Invite you to fun and informative members-only events
- Send you a Membership Card which gives you discounts to local businesses
As a VIP you’ll be added to our exclusive Facebook Group, where you’ll receive invites to all our VIP events – from live office-party concerts and story brainstorming sessions, to investigative pub(lisher) crawls and roundtable discussions on topics in the news.
An Inklink VIP membership puts you at the top of the A-List, whether you are an Ally, Angel or Atlas member.
Feeling generous? You can spread the love and be a News Hero by sending a Gift Membership to that special someone who has everything else they need!
But the real return on your investment* will be that we can afford to train and hire more reporters and have the resources to go deeper with you as we continue to shine a light on all the good that is in our city, while seeking solutions for the issues that challenge us.
*Note: Memberships are not tax-deductible
At less than five bucks a month, you’re invited to all our VIP events and you’re saying “Look, I get it. Nothing good happens for nothing.” That says a lot. And our entire team appreciates it.Monthly Ally $4.99 Annual Ally $49.99
Members who choose to be VIP Angels receive all of the benefits of being an Ally, plus valuable discounts at local merchants like The Bookery, Restoration Cafe, Electric Avenue and more.Monthly Angel $9.99 Annual Angel $99
VIP Membership Benefits
- Incredible savings at more than a dozen VIP business partners.
- Exclusive invites to member meetups, panels, parties and other events.
- Monthly members-only raffles for tickets to performances/shows and gift cards (Angel and Atlast members.)
- Access to our members-only Facebook group.
- Face-to-face time with journalists and newsmakers to talk about critical community issues.
- Opportunity to meet and network with other V.I.P. Members.
- Listed on our membership wall.
- #InkLinkVIP SWAG.