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We’re entering the season of celebration—but also a time of great concern. Threats to democratic values, human rights, and the rule of law continue to spread, as kleptocrats and autocrats take advantage of a world made weary by pandemic. Despite all this, investigative journalists are on the job around the world, working overtime to dig out the truth and report it accurately. But we can’t do this alone. Please consider donating to GIJN so that we can support the world’s watchdog reporters with training, tools, and resources.

Fundraising Sustainability Media

How a US Newspaper Raised $1 Million to Fund Investigations

In this excerpt, the executive editor of a regional US news outlet reveals the tactics that worked — and didn’t work — in their innovative campaign to raise $1 million to fund investigations. Among the key tips that emerged: one-on-one meetings, direct reach-outs, and published “what it cost” boxes are effective, and framing the pitch around benefits for the community, rather than the outlet, causes donors to dig deeper.

Making Investigative Journalism Sustainable: Bridget Gallagher

As part of GIJN’s new series, Making Investigative Journalism Sustainable: Best Business Practices, we are featuring a set of key tips from 10 leading journalists and experts from around the world who are either working to build viable organizations around investigative journalism or work as experts to support these enterprises. Here is Bridget Gallagher, Founder, Gallagher Group LLC (US)

See videos from all 10 experts here.