NoN joins national NewsMatch campaign

Keep Nancy asking questions on your behalf. Donate today!

Noticed our new ads about a free press and strong democracy? NancyOnNorwalk has joined with 154 other independent news organizations around the country to participate in a two-month campaign called NewsMatch.

Funded by national foundations including the Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Gates Family Foundation, this campaign is a special funding opportunity for a select group of local non-profit news organizations.

When NoN was accepted into the Institute for Non-Profit News in August, we grabbed a chance to grow and serve you even better. INN membership has led to a host of valuable benefits, including access to advisers, local news experts, and the opportunity to share relevant stories from other news sites such as the CT Mirror.

NewsMatch presents us with another amazing opportunity: from now until the end of the year, NewsMatch will double every dollar you donate. Individual donations of up to $1,000 are matched 1:1.  NewsMatch will also double all annual subscriptions. That is, if you start a new subscription at $10 per month, NoN receives a bonus of $120.  Donations via businesses, donor-advised funds, and family foundations are doubled too – contact [email protected] for details.

All of this means we have the opportunity to raise $50,000 to keep NancyOnNorwalk going.

Yes, I said ‘keep it going.’ Since Nancy’s husband (and co-founder) Mark died, she has been doing the work of two people to continue bringing you Norwalk’s story.  That’s why NancyOnNorwalk needs every reader’s support today.  It is not possible to continue producing the detailed coverage you’ve enjoyed here without your support.

Nancy works tirelessly, chasing down the tough stories.  She is fearless and dedicated on your behalf.  She has built NoN into a news site that is now getting attention from national organizations.  Because of NoN’s amazing growth, we stand ready to add staff: reporters, a copy editor, an ad salesperson… all to serve you better. But first we need you.

Please take a moment to visit our NewsMatch page and make a tax-deductible donation in support of your valuable community news site. Then email or call a friend or two and ask them to help.

The future of NancyOnNorwalk depends on it.


Claire Schoen and the Nancy on Norwalk Board of Directors:

  • Bob Welsh, Chair
  • John Levin
  • Steve Mann
  • Gerry Werner
  • Nancy Chapman
  • Eric Chapman


Mike Mushak November 17, 2018 at 9:37 am

Congratulations! You will always have my ongoing support, as you have made a huge contribution to Norwalk and continue to.

For the record, my comments are regularly edited despite my best efforts to refrain from expressing my true feelings. I will try to be a better person in the future.

Also, I will always advocate for a requirement for commenters to use real verifiable names, as many news sites have done. Please think about it.

Susan Wallerstein November 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm

Giving thanks to Nancy on Norwalk by taking advantage of this terrific matching donation opportunity.

Diane Lauricella November 18, 2018 at 9:34 am

“The price of Democracy is eternal vigilance”. Jefferson
Just gave to this match drive to ensure more thorough coverage of Norwalk matters.

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