Tag Archives: Not-For-Profit

Counting on Membership, Redrawing our Not-for-Profit Model

Posted on 23. Sep, 2009 by .


We’ve heard a fair bit of criticism in recent weeks that the revenue estimates (mostly in advertising) in some of our for-profit models were far too high. So, we are surprised to hear from Jim Barnett that the membership projections in our not-for-profit model are too low. By his lights, a not-for-profit like the one […]

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The Survey Results

Posted on 17. Sep, 2009 by .


The foundation of the business models we built this summer was data culled from an online survey we conducted of web entrepreneurs. We asked online startups from across the country to give us a confidential glimpse at the nuts and bolts of their businesses. We sent invitations to hundreds of online news organizations, from hyperlocal […]

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Chi-Town Daily News Aims to Profit

Posted on 11. Sep, 2009 by .


The Chi-Town Daily News, the not-for-profit out of Chicago that launched four years ago, announced today that it will become a for-profit venture. Editor Geoff Dougherty announced the move in a post on the site, which has received funding from the Knight Foundation and a host of other supporters. Dougherty explains the move: We’ve concluded […]

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The Models: Not-for-Profit News

Posted on 17. Aug, 2009 by .


A number of promising not-for-profit news organizations, providing both national and local coverage, have launched recently. We want to show the level of resources that might be available in a given market to augment local news gathering efforts. Researching the available charitable money in a market, we picked a hypothetical bottom line of $3 million […]

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Not-for-Profit News Deep in the Heart of Texas

Posted on 27. Jul, 2009 by .


The wave of not-for-profit start-ups looking to cover local and statewide news continued to grow last week with the announcement that the Texas Tribune acquired the Texas Weekly, a subscription newsletter devoted to Texas politics and government. As newspapers continue to struggle and advertising revenues fall, it seems like new news organizations are finding it […]

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