Maryland Matters to Take Part in Fundraising Campaign for Nonprofit Media

More news about Maryland Matters: The Institute for Nonprofit News is announcing Monday that we’ll be among 150 nonprofit newsrooms across the country participating in this year’s NewsMatch, the largest grass-roots fundraising campaign to support nonprofit news organizations. The national call-to-action will launch on Nov. 1.

 

“There is an incredible amount of excitement building around NewsMatch 2018 from news organizations across the country,” said Sue Cross, executive director and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News, which serves as one of NewsMatch’s nonprofit partners. “We are encouraged to see such strong growth in community support of news because NewsMatch makes it easy for communities and individuals to find and fund their local sources of trusted news.”

In 2018, some 150 organizations, including Maryland Matters, will be eligible to receive matching funds for individual donations up to $1,000. Donors will be able to contribute between Nov. 1, 2018, and Dec. 31, 2018 at NewsMatch.org—the first and only one-stop platform for donating to nonprofit news. Donations can also be made directly to us on our website.

NewsMatch’s national call to action rallies those who believe in freedom of the press and helps empower journalists to do their jobs by telling stories that spark change and hold leaders accountable.

The campaign is driven by a partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News and the News Revenue Hub, Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Miami Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor for the fund. The Facebook Journalism Project also made a $1 million donation to NewsMatch in 2018.

Maryland Matters participated in the 2017 NewsMatch; thanks to your generosity then, we raised $28,000, which was matched by the participating foundations. 

We rely completely on donations from individuals and foundations to do our work. Thanks to everyone for reading — and for your support!

— Josh Kurtz

Josh Kurtz
Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.

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