INN adds nonprofit news Startup Guide, updates “Learn” resource site

The Institute for Nonprofit News is launching an updated INN Learn site with new resources for people starting and running nonprofit sites.

The biggest addition is the Startup Guide, where INN has collected answers to thousands of questions INN fields from folks exploring how to start a news organization. INN will continue to build these resources and collect new questions from founders during free monthly startup info sessions. The guide walks news site planners through key steps in starting a nonprofit news outlet. From building a mission to creating a board of directors, the Startup Guide is a resource for those asking the questions: Should I start a news outlet? How would I do that?

Established news outlets will find new resources and links in INN Learn, a portal to  resources that span the nonprofit news field. The relaunched site is easier to navigate and adds fresh material to INN’s collection of guides, templates and tools for nonprofit news leaders.

Organized by category, resources range from links to external sites to case studies from INN members. Most important: this will be ever-evolving. INN will update and add to Learn and the Startup Guide monthly. We highly encourage members to contribute material and suggest links and additions. The more people who contribute, the richer the site will be. Users will find suggestion and contribution buttons throughout the site, which you can find directly at

Learn, the startup sessions and guide were launched with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and maintained with grants from INN’s general support funders.