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Help journalists uncover inequities in their communities.

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I wouldn’t have been able to know the tricks of the trade had I not learned the stuff that I did at IRE. Because of that education and because of that community ... I’m now able to get records — able to negotiate records that I never could have before.
– Joseph Jaafari, The Arizona Republic

How You Can Donate to IRE


Via Mail

Checks: Mail your donation to:

Investigative Reporters & Editors
Attn: Heather Feldmann Henry
141 Neff Annex, UMC
Columbia, MO 65211

Donating to IRE: An investment with impact

An investment in IRE provides essential training and support to thousands of journalists in newsrooms large and small. Your donation may be tax deductible; IRE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your dollars help:
Members benefit from in-depth training, indispensable resources and a vibrant community
Journalists give and receive mentorship each year through the IRE and NICAR conferences
Or low-cost research and data services are provided for qualifying newsrooms and journalists
Investigative stories,
tipsheets and other
resources available for
IRE members

Download our media kit

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:

  • Social media graphics sized for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Suggested social media posts, hashtags and links
  • The State of IRE 2021 – Our annual report to the membership

Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to support IRE with a Facebook fundraiser.

Follow these easy step-by-step instructions:

  • Log in to your Facebook account and visit IRE’s fundraising page.
  • In the left navigation bar, follow the prompts.
  • “How much money do you want to raise?” This is a personal question; it’s up to you. We suggest anything from $50 to $1,000 (or more). You know your audience better than we do. Tip: If you have a certain amount you are planning on giving, we suggest offering to match what you raise. 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.
  • “Currency.” Select U.S. dollars.
  • “When should the fundraiser end?” We recommend ending on Jan 4.
  • “What is the title of your fundraiser?” A title will pre-populate. You can use it or change it. 
  • “Why are you raising money?” An answer will appear. Feel free to change this to your personal message.
  • Click “Create.” When you click “Create,” your fundraiser is LIVE!
  • You will have the option to post a photo; the IRE Facebook profile image will automatically populate. We’ve made a special annual giving image you can use, if you like.
  • Spread the word! Invite friends, family and colleagues to donate to your campaign. There's an option to "Invite Friends" to your fundraiser. When you do that, the people you select get a notification that they've been invited to contribute. Otherwise, they may not see your IRE fundraiser in their Facebook feed.

Questions? Contact Anna López, IRE’s director of partnerships, at or 301-852-9547.

Facebook Fundraiser FAQ

Why are we asking you to set up a Facebook fundraiser for IRE’s year-end giving campaign?
  • It’s a fun way to raise money and spark friendly competition among members.
  • It’s a way to reach people who are not IRE members. 
When should I set up my Facebook fundraiser?

Ideally, you would set it up before you go to bed on Monday, Nov. 29, or first thing in the morning on Tuesday, Nov. 30 (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 Nov. 29, 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.

Questions? Contact Anna López, IRE’s director of partnerships, at or 301-852-9547.

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