It’s official: RPR gets non-profit status

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Raleigh Public Record staff recently received word from the Internal Revenue Service that we have qualified as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. This means we will now be able to take donations directly and apply for grants under our own name.

This new status has been in the works for almost a year, so this is a big step forward for us and for independent journalism in Raleigh.

Pardon my shameless plea, but I’d like to direct your attention to the new “Donate” button to the right of this story. Every dollar you donate goes directly to helping fund our work.

There’s been a lot of exciting progress going on here at RPR. Aside from getting our very own non-profit status, we’ve actually started paying our freelancers. We’re getting ready to apply for grants, our development volunteers are working on a summer fundraiser, and we continue trying to live up to our goals of covering this city, your city, and bring you stories you can’t find anywhere else.

Raleigh Public Record has come a long way in the short 20 months since we started working on it, but we have a long way to go. To make this new news source a success, we need you. I’m not just talking about your donations, though that is important, we need your input. What do you want to see in the only news source dedicated to covering Raleigh? What are we missing? What’s the big story in your neighborhood that just hasn’t gotten attention?

If you have any thoughts, suggestions, criticisms and, yes, story ideas, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly by clicking on the Contact page.

Thank you for making Raleigh Public Record part of your news diet and thank you for supporting independent media.

Charles C. Duncan Pardo, Editor

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