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Startup Guide

Chapter One

So you want to create a nonprofit newsroom — here’s where to start

Chapter Two

How to establish the mission of your nonprofit news organization

Chapter Three

Building your audience strategy & development programs

Chapter Four

Explore the different revenue models for nonprofit news

Chapter Five

Establishing your organization’s fundraising & partnerships

Chapter Six

Putting it all together to create a business plan

Chapter Seven

It’s time to make the Go/No-Go decision

Chapter Eight

Creating a board of directors that acts as your strategic partner

Chapter Nine

You’ve planned — now it’s time to set up operations

Chapter Ten

Essential steps in building trust and ethics in your nonprofit news organization

What would make the Startup Guide better?

We welcome additions and suggestions to keep our guides up to date for news entrepreneurs. Please send us your suggested resources, sample policies, case studies or article suggestions.

Work on the Startup Guide began in 2016 under a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and has continued with support from funders including the Democracy Fund, the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Foundations.

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