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Philipstown.Info, Inc., joins national Institute for Nonprofit News

Philipstown.Info, Inc., is pleased to announce its membership in the national Institute for Nonprofit News. This professional affiliation will offer our publications, Philipstown.info and The Paper, a wealth of services in collaboration with a major news organization as we continue to enhance our reporting pursuant to the highest standards of integrity and fairness.

Our INN membership will also bolster our ability to raise funds through tax-deductible contributions while our re-application for tax-exempt status is pending before the Internal Revenue Service.

As a 501(c)(3) federally recognized nonprofit, INN will assist Philipstown.Info, Inc., by acting as our fiscal sponsor in collecting and accounting for donations on our behalf. Under this process, individuals willing to support the future of Philipstown.info and The Paper will make checks payable to INN with the notation that the contribution is intended for Philipstown.Info, Inc.

INN was started in 2009 by a collective of journalists from 27 nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations “to provide education and business support services to our nonprofit member organizations and promote the value and benefit of public-service and investigative journalism.” Today its more than 100 nonprofit members range from the Texas Tribune in Austin to the Center for Public Integrity in Washington to St. Louis Public Radio. For more information on INN, you may go to inn.org.

In the weeks ahead, as our Philipstown.info website approaches its fifth anniversary on July 4, we will be asking the communities we serve to support our print and digital operations, which are dedicated to publishing news, information and commentary in the public interest. Please consider giving whatever you can to help keep yourself and your community well informed.


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