Users’ Guide

Welcome to LEARN. This site has two sets of resources: A Startup Guide to help with planning and operational issues during the launch of news websites, and a collection of resources, case studies and advice for news nonprofits at any stage. The Startup Guide is a primer to walk nonprofit news site founders through, in rough order, everything they need to think about. The rest of LEARN clusters resources by topic.

INN has collected these resources created by ourselves and other organizations over the years. We hope you will make this site the first place you look for answers to the most frequent questions that occur among those founding and operating nonprofit news organizations.

While we have eliminated material that is too old to remain valid, be aware that we have retained some articles and videos that contain outdated data but still have valuable advice. We have curated and edited “how-to” material from the INN member community and partners but also included links and sample documents that INN has not edited. Use your judgment in assessing any of this material.

If you are an INN member or affiliate, we welcome your additions and suggestions to keep these guides up to date and as useful as possible for INN members. Each posting contains a “Give Us Feedback” link. We encourage members to use that method to suggest any resources we can use to update and add to this repository of information. It is intended to be a dynamic collection that will evolve as nonprofit news evolves.