For journalism nonprofits

Institute for Nonprofit News (INN)

The Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) strengthens and supports 300 independent news organizations in a new kind of media network: nonprofit, nonpartisan, and dedicated to public service.

INN provides resources for established and emerging leaders to be more effective, confident, and creative.

Several guides: which provide actionable and practical guidance

  • how to start a nonprofit news organization from scratch,

  • how to convert a for-profit news organization to a nonprofit,

  • how to create and grow your organization's earned income operation.

Startup Guide: helps new nonprofit newsrooms take root and get set up for success covering the essentials for founders: the tech you need, how to define your ethics and more.

In addition, the NIN website offers many related resources and researches organized by topic that are intended to help take the next step :

Research section: captures the progress and setbacks across the nonprofit news field and highlights the best practices and success stories that emerge from our members.

Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

See our entry on GIJN's resource centre in the How-to-guides on fundraising section.

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The Lenfest Institute

See our entry on the Lenfest Institute in the MediaDev Funders section.

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Media Impact Funders

Media Impact Funders' mission is to advance and catalyze the work of a diverse range of funders committed to media that informs, engages and inspires.

The organisation is compiling a variety of funding initiatives aimed at sustaining critical public interest information needs and giving a list as more resources become available.

Media Impact Funders has curated a helpful collection of resources for assessing impact in the COVID19 context. (Source: Gallagher Group)

Media grants data map that compiles all the grants available in the world.


Poynter is one of the world's leading trainers, innovators, conveners, and resources for all those who aspire to engage and inform citizens.

A collaborative list of tips and resources from journalism industry leaders for nonprofit newsrooms. (Source: Gallagher Group)

From person-to-person coaching and intensive hands-on seminars to interactive online courses and media reporting, Poynter helps journalists sharpen skills and elevate storytelling throughout their careers.

  • Provide custom advice and training to professional newsrooms on stories and policies,

  • Advance the ethical standards that guide professional news organizations

  • Work with citizens and journalists to identify issues where journalism can better serve its audience.

  • Host gatherings where journalists and experts can exchange ideas.

  • Sponsor research into building trust in news and the democratic process.

Splice's Low-Res

Splice's Low-Res Splice's Low-Res celebrates Asia's media startups by supporting these bold, forward-thinking startups. In this perspective, they are reporting on these media startups as well as teaching, advising, transforming, and funding them.

This series examines media entrepreneurship around the world in the current climate with some practical strategies for business planning and financial management. (Source: Gallagher Group)

Big or small, Splice's Low-Res works with wonderful clients and partners to help strengthen this media.

  • Transforming newsrooms;

  • Building new media products;

  • Growing audiences;

  • Building communities;

  • Streamlining workflows and operations;

  • Mapping the media landscape;

  • Training modern news teams.

See our entry on Splice's Low-Res in the How to guides on fundraising section.

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UNESCO: Actions to Support Media, Enhance Access to Information, and Leverage Digital Technologies.

The UNESCO strives to foster freedom of expression, media development, and access to information and knowledge in line with UNESCO’s mandate to “promote the free flow of ideas by word and image”.

UNESCO advances freedom of expression and the safety of journalists online and off-line, notably in the framework of United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists. Moreover, the Sector combats :

  • disinformation and misinformation,

  • online hate speech

UNESCO also supports universal access to information and knowledge through :

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