Indiegogo campaign underway to fund New England First Amendment Institute
By Justin Silverman, director, New England First Amendment Coalition
BOSTON, Mass. – Crowdfunding is a creative way to connect with those who value – and who are willing to financially support – the work we do. NEFAC has launched its first crowdfunding effort on the Indiegogo website to advance our cause of offering high quality training to New England journalists.
Until December 27, we will be accepting donations on Indiegogo
to help grow our New England First Amendment Institute, an intensive training course on freedom of information laws and investigative techniques. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to help us better educate journalists throughout the region and improve the institute’s programming. With just about a month remaining in our campaign, we are nearly one-fifth of the way there.
But as those who value investigative journalism know, the perks are simply a way for us to say “thank you.” The real payoff for helping our campaign is the continued success of New England journalists and the opportunity to make their newsrooms stronger.