We're pleased to announce that Cafe Utne, the groundbreaking online discussion community we founded in 1995, has become part of the new non-profit Utne Institute. The most visible change is that the Cafe's domain has switched from cafe.utne.com to cafeutne.org. The Cafe will be inaccessible for a short time during the day on Monday, May 3, while we make the switch. Please get ready to update any links to the Cafe in your browser favorites.
Apart from the domain change, you won't notice much else different. The Cafe will continue to host discussions of articles in Utne Magazine, and literally thousands of other conversations started by our members [see 'In the Cafe' below]. But the Cafe, as well as Utne Communities, our online community-building program, will now belong to the Institute. We are also looking at creative ideas to make the Cafe more of a resource to the larger progressive community.
One of the best things about this change is that your financial contributions to Cafe Utne will now be tax-deductible. This does not apply, unfortunately, to your past donations. But any new donations you make to support this vibrant community will count as charitable contributions. For more information about the Utne Institute and how to support the Cafe, see http://www.utneinstitute.org/
Please keep participating in the Cafe, and if you haven't been there in awhile, we welcome you to stop by again.