Project Boosts are mini-fundraisers with time limits. They’re meant for newsrooms to fund specific projects and needs to help their journalistic ambitions. This can range from:
- Going to a location to provide on-the-ground reporting
- Pursue a FOIA request
- Buy a piece of equipment such as a microphone or a camera
- Complete a particular investigation
- Cover expenses for a featured story
Story Boosts allow readers to give your newsroom smaller amounts of money without ever leaving your newsroom’s website. You can embed a Story Boost in every single article on your newsroom’s site, and there is no time limit to cap when readers must stop contributing.
Boosts are meant to cover general newsroom, reporting and project costs. They’re not meant for crowdsourcing large projects or personal, non-journalism-related expenses.