GOLD2024

Fredericksburg Free Press Inc

The Truth is Free. And Local.

Fredericksburg, VA   |  https://www.fredericksburgfreepress.com

Mission

The mission of Fredericksburg Free Press is to provide local, nonpartisan, and independent journalism that fosters social cohesion, encourages community participation, informs the public about local government decisions, promotes economic development, advances the arts, and ensures the social welfare of all residents in the Region.

Notes from the nonprofit

Founded in February 2023, our first year was focused on establishing infrastructure, policies, and a sustainable plan. During this period, the organization built its Board of Directors, Journalism Advisory Council, and legal infrastructure, set policies, obtained our 501(c)3 status, conducted fundraising activities, established our operating budget, strategic plan, and set up our newsroom. In January 2024, we hired the initial staff for the newsroom which includes Joey LoMonaco, Taft Coghill, and Kathy Knotts as our inaugural team of reporters. Our fundraising efforts have increased tremendously, as we outraged all of 2023 by March of 2024. Our financials during 2023 are not indicative of our financials in 2024, because we launched in February 2024. This is our first year with an operational budget.

Ruling year info

2024

Senior Editor/Senior Reporter

Joey LoMonaco

Main address

401 Princess Anne Street, Suite 100

Fredericksburg, VA 22401 USA

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EIN

92-2461450

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Local News Done Well!

FREDERICKSBURG FREE PRESS is a digital news source that provides local journalism that fosters social cohesion and community participation. Our nonprofit newsroom model is designed to ensure that journalists at the Free Press have the freedom and resources they need to conduct thorough investigations and provide timely, accurate and unbiased reporting. We will prioritize earning the trust of the community by delivering reliable information and insights that are not found anywhere else.

The Free Press publishes daily local news through its website, electronic newsletters, regular focused newsletters, podcasts, video stories, and a strong social media presence in order to inform, connect, engage, and educate the community while upholding journalistic integrity. Provided with reliable information, citizens are empowered to make intelligent decisions, and hold institutions, government, and leaders accountable.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Artists and performers
Veterans
Families

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Fredericksburg Free Press Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Seth Silber

Fredericksburg Free Press

Term: 2024 - 2027


Board co-chair

Mitzi Brown

Fredericksburg Free Press

Term: 2027 - 2024

Chris Muldrow

Fredericksburg Free Press

Irene Roberts

Fredericksburg Free Press

Andre Pineda

Fredericksburg Free Press

Lani Weiss

Fredericksburg Free Press

Linda Alsop

Fredericksburg Free Press

Cori Blanch

Fredericksburg Free Press

Lisa Durham

Fredericksburg Free Press

Joel Griffin

Fredericksburg Free Press

Howard Owen

Fredericksburg Free Press

Xavier Richardson

Fredericksburg Free Press

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/2/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data