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News Startup Resources

News Startup Resources

Whether you are at the idea stage for a new organization, are considering converting a for-profit news outlet to nonprofit status, or are about to launch your website, INN has a resource to help you take the next step.

Or explore below for more resources to help build your nonprofit news organization.


Outsource your bookkeeping and accounting needs with INN

Business & Strategic Planning

Scan our curated list of articles, tools and providers to support your news business’ strategy

Fiscal Sponsorship

Let INN be your news organization’s fiscal sponsor while you start up or convert to 501(c)3 nonprofit status

Health Insurance & Benefits

Explore options for offering employee health insurance and other benefits

INN Peer Communities

Talk with members who have similar jobs, interests or work at organizations similar to yours.

INN’s Network Philanthropy Center

Build and grow sustainable, diverse revenue from philanthropy

Journalism Resources

Data, tools and more to help you produce the best service-oriented news reporting

Legal Referrals

Get advice and support for your newsroom’s legal needs

Marketing & Social Media Support

Find innovative, cost-effective ways to engage with audiences across digital platforms

Media Insurance Assistance

Protect your newsroom from lawsuits – and keep reporting


Leverage matching gifts to attract individual donations to your news outlet

Office Hours with INN Staff & Field Experts

Have a question or an idea you want to discuss? INN is here to help. Sign up for a meeting with a staff member.

Payroll Services & HR

Outsource HR and payroll functions to keep your nonprofit business running smoothly

Quick Guide to Converting a For-profit to Nonprofit News Outlet

What does it mean — and what does it take — to convert a for-profit news outlet to a nonprofit organization?

Startup Resources

Browse our curated list of resources to help you launch, fund and grow a nonprofit news organization

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