In the session, you'll learn about using detailed nonprofit disclosures to background people and businesses and crack open stories on this massive sector of the economy. Speakers will walk you through how to find stories in citizenaudit.org, a new resource that's made millions of nonprofit tax filings fully text-searchable. They'll show you some useful ways of crunching nonprofit data to identify red flags for fraud. And, they'll share places to find key documents beyond the basic 990. You'll obtain tangible story ideas and tools for using these resources on any beat.
This session is good for: Reporters looking for story ideas. Beginners and advanced data users welcome. Programmers will learn about an API for research or incorporation into their site.