What is fundjournalism.org?
fundjournalism.org is the official website of the News Revenue Hub, an initiative that helps news organizations build comprehensive membership programs, increase audience engagement, and implement custom software solutions.
What is checkout.fundjournalism.org?
checkout.fundjournalism.org is the Hub’s secure payment processor. We developed this app so Hub participants have an inexpensive, convenient way to take donations.
This app uses Stripe to securely process contributions.
Does checkout.fundjournalism.org charge a transaction fee?
No. The Hub does not charge a fee to use our payment processor.
Stripe charges 2.2% + 30¢ per successful charge for nonprofit organizations (2.9% + 30¢ for for-profit organizations) but you can choose to cover this fee at checkout. If you do this, 100% of your donation will go to the organization you’re giving to.
Does checkout.fundjournalism.org collect my personal information?
No. The information you submit during the checkout process is sent only to the organization you’re giving to. The Hub is committed to your privacy and does not collect donor personal information.
The Hub uses Google Analytics to track website traffic on fundjournalism.org.
Who’s involved in this project?
Numerous award-winning news organizations are participating in this project: Billy Penn, CalMatters, The Center for Public Integrity, Denverite, Honolulu Civil Beat, The Incline, Inside Climate News, The Intercept, The Lens, The Marshall Project, NJ Spotlight, PolitiFact, Reveal, Rivard Report, Voice of San Diego, and Youth Radio.
How is this project funded?
The Hub is fiscally sponsored by the Institute for Nonprofit News, and is supported by the Democracy Fund, Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the John & Florence Newman Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Lenfest Institute, and the Rita Allen Foundation.