The COVID-19 global pandemic hit the journalism industry hard. But the strength of journalists is unwavering. IRE’s more than 6,000 members continue to work in local, national and international newsrooms to do reporting that keeps communities safe and holds the powerful accountable. Your donations support the training of investigative journalists in your community and around the world.
Text: Text “4IRE” to 41444
Facebook Fundraiser: Visit IRE’s Facebook page and start your own Facebook fundraiser.
PayPal: IRE is registered with PayPal’s Giving Fund. As a result, PayPal covers all transaction costs for donations made on this site, ensuring that 100% of each gift goes to the charity.
Checks: Mail your donation to: IRE, Attn: Heather Feldmann Henry, 141 Neff Annex, UMC, Columbia, MO 65211
AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support IRE every time you shop, at no cost to you. Select Investigative Reporters & Editors as your charity of choice, and whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our organization. Learn more.
Matching gifts: Find out if you can double the impact of your donation. Many organizations will match employees’ contributions. Ask your employer about matching gifts.
Questions: Contact Chris Vachon, IRE’s director of partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-371-6780.
Additional highlights include:
Download our media kit, to help promote IRE’s Year End Giving Campaign, for read-to-use social media posts, infographics and more.
The kit includes:
Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to support IRE with a Facebook fundraiser.
Feel free to offer a matching gift on your Facebook fundraiser. For example, if you plan to donate $100, state that you will match the first $100 donated to your Facebook fundraiser. It will get people even more motivated to give. Don’t forget to add your donation to your fundraiser once it reaches that milestone.
Why are we asking you to set up a Facebook fundraiser for IRE’s year-end giving campaign?
When should I set up my Facebook fundraiser?
Ideally, you would set it up before you go to bed on Monday, Dec. 2, or first thing in the morning on Tuesday, Dec. 3 (Giving Tuesday).
Once you go through the steps and click the last button, your fundraiser goes live. Your fundraiser can’t be set up ahead of time and scheduled. If you need to set it up earlier than Dec. 3, that’s totally fine, we understand.
Does Facebook keep any of the money donated?
No, Facebook charges no fees for contributions made to nonprofits.
Can people donate privately?
Yes. To donate privately, the person should select “Only me” from the privacy menu in the donation form. Fundraiser creators can see all donations, and only they can see donation amounts.
How does IRE receive the money from a Facebook fundraiser?
Facebook sends the money directly to IRE every two weeks.
How do donors get a receipt for their contribution?
After making a donation, an email confirmation will be sent, from Facebook, to the donor’s email connected to his/her Facebook account.
The email receipt shows a donation was made to a charitable organization and that no goods or services were received in return.