Roger Wood and Nancy West swap stories about how they got together working on InDepthNH.org, New Hampshire’s nonprofit investigative news website, published online by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism. This is how we got here along with Bob Charest, Montana West, Chris Jensen, Mike Marland, Susan Dromey Heeter, Jen Hollidge, David Lovlien Jr., John Harrigan, Chris Schadler and every one of you who shares us on Facebook or just takes the time to read our stories.
We are people who believe in the nonprofit news mission of InDepthNH.org so much that we work mostly as volunteers hoping that once you, our readers, value our stories, cartoons and podcasts that we will be paid what we are worth. I know that day is coming soon because starting Sept. 1, our first anniversary, we are laser focusing on generating revenue. We give our news stories to all media in New Hampshire; we don’t compete. We want to increase investigative and enterprise stories to hold government accountable and give voice to often overlooked people, places and ideas.
So, watch out for our veritable fundraising machine seeking to raise $100,000 in the next four months. That’s $25,000 a month, more than we’ve ever raised before. You can do it, New Hampshire. We will work together to find new donors, corporate underwriters and grants. Join us, please, for a few hours each week to volunteer to help us because InDepthNH.org truly is YOUR news outlet. We plan to use the money to pay our staff and hire a fundraiser and a statehouse reporter. Money matters. And you will always know where your money is being spent.
Because you are worth it. We are, too. And New Hampshire – from Coos to Keene to Concord and the Coast – needs us. We hope you will help. The next four months are Big Money Months at the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism. Watch on Thursday, Sept. 1, as we unveil our future plans and pat ourselves on the back for the past year of excellent journalism, the way it should be done. Check us out and find the donate button by clicking here.