The Better Government Association recently joined the Investigative News Network (INN), a nonprofit and nonpartisan investigative reporting organization with more than 80 members nationwide.
INN is a growing and influential resource for nonprofit news organizations, such as the BGA. Among its many member services is shared content, access to programs, original data bases and professional expertise designed to help advance each organization’s mission.
“The BGA is pleased to join INN’s ranks and looks forward to connecting with its impressive roster of influential investigative news organizations,” said Robert Reed, BGA’s director of programming and investigations.
INN membership includes organizations ranging from local news teams to national investigative news nonprofits, including New York City-based ProPublica and Washington D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity, which were among INN’s earliest members when the Encino, California-based organization was started in 2009.
Among INN’s funders are the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
To be a member of INN, a news organization must be organized as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) (such as INN). It also must be transparent about funding sources and produce investigative and/or public service reporting.