The initial nonprofit vision for Newsfunders — to organize crowdfunding communities targeting specific news beats rather than particular stories or organizations — has not made progress in the philanthropic world and has been backburnered until that situation changes. We are grateful for the support we have received thus far and are committed to making good on it long-term.
Moving forward, Newsfunders is refocusing on building out and actualizing its conceptual base, with a focus on a simple giving-circle model linked to a community-organizing thesis.
Please stay tuned for updates — one great way to do that is to sign up for the Newsfunders TinyLetter. We’ll send out monthly updates on project progress as well as engagement opportunities for advocates of an independent, empowered Fourth Estate.