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Fundraising: Essential Reading

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Raising money to build and scale up a nonprofit investigative journalism organization is challenging. Grants and donations from philanthropic organizations and individuals are one source of funding. Here are tips and ideas from fundraising experts:

NEW: MediaDev Fundraising Guide (2021)

Tipsheet: Fundraising Research Resources, by Bridget Gallagher, from a presentation at GIJC19.

Inside Philanthropy: Who’s Funding What

Media Impact Funders

Prospecting and Cultivation: A Fundraising Primer

Prospecting: Resources

Proposal Writing: Tutorials and Tips

Information for Donors

Creative Ideas For Funding Independent Journalism

Seven Ways Small and Medium Nonprofits Limit Their Fundraising

Secrets to Fundraising: A Great Cause and Plenty of Courage

8 Ways to Increase Donations with Gift Ladders

Fundraising Tips from GIJC 2013 Conference


You can find more reading on fundraising for journalism nonprofits here.

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