One day left to reach’s $18,972 goal

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Photo posted when celebrated our one-year anniversary.

Dear supporter, was founded in 2015 to fill the pressing need for holding government accountable and giving voice to marginalized people, places and ideas at a time when many local newspapers are struggling financially.

Today our work matters like never before, but as a nonprofit news organization, we’re strapped for resources in a way that some larger publications aren’t. Our journalists provide a critical service, and your support makes it all possible. And there’s just one more day to help us reach our goal of $56,000.
We need to raise $18,972 in 36 hours to be eligible for matching donations that will bring us to $56,000.

Until midnight tomorrow, News Match, a national fundraising campaign for nonprofit news sources, will match every dollar from individuals we receive, up to $28,000 in total. We’re so close to our goal of $56,000, and we’re counting on you to make it through the final stretch. Donate now to help us get there. 
Every donation up to $1,000 will be doubled, thanks to a generous match from Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund, the MacArthur Foundation and our other partners.

Our most in-depth pieces, like our investigation into incarcerating people at the Secure Psychiatric Unit at state prison even though they haven’t committed a crime, are months in the making. Our small band of expert journalists (unpaid and underpaid) spend countless hours sourcing, editing, and going through the final story line by line to ensure it’s legally sound.

Much of our 2017 resources were also spent on stories about the proposed Northern Pass high-voltage transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield. It became evident early on that most news media in NH spent little time reporting on Northern Pass beyond news releases from people and organizations with a monetary interest in the outcome. We felt compelled to cover the long, complex hearings in Concord where regulators will decide whether it will get the green light and spend time on Northern Pass issues outside of the hearings.

Before I post a story, I ask, “Why does this story matter to New Hampshire? How does the public benefit by knowing this information?” I don’t select stories because they will get a lot of clicks on the Internet to please advertisers.

That’s only part of it, though. Everyone plays a role, even people whose names you don’t see on the stories, most of whom donate their time or are paid very little compared to their worth. By making a donation, you’re supporting everyone here allowing to remain a place where investigative journalism can thrive and grow, along with showcasing our talented columnists who are all based in New Hampshire.

We have been able to do so much in 2017 because of people like you. We also were awarded a $50,000 grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in 2017 that will run out tomorrow. We  will apply again in a few weeks for grants through the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and hope for donations now that will help us continue our work.

We apply for many grants and are always interested in new foundations and donors who care about the future of news in NH. Please email me if you know of other grants and foundations or would like to become a major donor or advertiser at Many thanks. I will send an update tomorrow and know you will do your best. Thanks to all of you have already donated. It may seem impossible to raise $18,972 in just over one day, but the stakes are high. As the Washington Post reminds us, Democracy Dies in Darkness. Thanks, Nancy West
(watch for updates on FB) Call me with questions 603-738-5635

We only have 36 hours to reach our goal. Have your tax-deductible donation matched now to invest in the news you need.

News Match is supported by Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News and the News Revenue Hub. For more information, visit

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