We’re incredibly proud of what we have accomplished over the past year but even more grateful to everyone who has made it possible.
Every donor, partner, presenter, volunteer, participant and attendee has given more than we could ever return.
Now, the COVID-19 global pandemic has taken away expected funding and narrowed the opportunities to find more.
And we were barely breaking even before:
Our Community Conversations day was priceless but we put most of the funding back into the community and paid related expenses with every remaining cent.
Nearly 250 people attended our recent Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit but even those who paid full price for admission barely covered the cost of catering for one — never mind the expense of bringing top experts in from around the country.
There were also student discounts, partner passes, early bird deals and support for anyone who expressed that cost would be an impediment.
So far, we have modestly supported a remarkable and diverse group of nearly 80 journalists, community representatives and researchers.
We have more and more reason to believe our work will make a difference — that advancing best reporting practices will help prevent gun violence and save lives — but we need your help to keep up the good work.
Please consider supporting The Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting.
#GivingTuesdayNOW starts now.