Become a sponsor of Maven’s Notebook

Today, when it seems that every issue and publication is politicized,
Maven’s Notebook is refreshingly straightforward.

If you read Maven’s Notebook, you know you can count on getting the most comprehensive aggregation of California water news, reliably delivered to your email box around 9am, six days a week.

But Maven’s Notebook is much more than just a news aggregator …

Among the services Maven’s Notebook and associated websites provide:

    • Original reporting on regional, state and federal policy issues, including public meetings, workshops, agency announcements
    • Coverage of conferences and seminars not found elsewhere
    • Coverage of relevant scientific research underway in the Delta and beyond
    • The most comprehensive calendar of water-related events available on the internet
    • The Groundwater Exchange, a comprehensive basin-by-basin resource center dedicated to assisting Californians during implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
    • The California Water Library, a free and comprehensive online education resource center

… and all of this is presented in an unbiased straightforward manner—with no sales pitch and without advocating for any particular solution.  These resources are openly available and free of advertising to water managers, policy makers, agency folks, lawyers, consultants, NGOs, and other stakeholders who want to be better informed about our most precious resource.

But what you may not realize is that Maven’s Notebook is not funded by a large grant or endowment, or affiliated with any organization or institution; there are no other business activities other than publishing the website that support operations.  My singular purpose is to serve my readers with the most comprehensive and up-to-the-minute California water news and information every day, and with over 13 years of experience, I understand the landscape like no other.  Bottom line: if you’re not reading Maven’s Notebook, you’re not getting all the California water news and information you could be.

Maven’s Notebook is supported by donors and sponsors …

Continued operation of my websites is only possible thanks to the generosity of my organizational sponsors and individual donors who understand the importance of science-based decision-making and unbiased, timely water news.  I am reaching out to ask you to consider sponsoring Maven’s Notebook because reliable information has never been more important.

There are several levels of sponsorships, from $1000, $2500, or $5000+

With your sponsorship, your organization will be added to our prestigious list of funders.  In addition, your entire staff will receive Maven’s Weekly Water Blast. Sent directly to your inbox every Monday morning, it’s a benefit exclusively for donors and sponsors that looks at what’s coming in the week ahead, last week’s most popular content, and occasional previews of upcoming content or other content not published on the website.

Visit to learn more.

Please make your tax-deductible donation today and help contribute to creating a better-informed water community that is better able to tackle the tough decisions ahead.  You can donate securely online through the website, or send a check to the address at the bottom of this page.

Do you have questions?  Or need an invoice?  Feel free to reach out to me at

With the help of organizations like yours, we can keep delivering the best, most comprehensive and unbiased information on California water issues.

With warmest regards,


P.S.  Not ready to sponsor?  There are other options!  Visit where you can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor at any amount.  Any amount will help keep things going.  Whatever amount is right for you will make a difference!

P.S.S. Maven’s Notebook is a fiscally-sponsored 501c3, which means your donation or sponsorship is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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