Support Our Work

As a non-profit newsroom, we take donations from anyone who wants to support reliable, nonpartisan, deeply reported journalism. Sometimes the people or companies we report on will have previously donated to The Indy. We think that’s information you have a right to know. That’s why we disclose all of our donors and members on this page, as well as in the news stories in which they are mentioned.

There are three ways to financially support our work:  mail a check, make a one-time credit card donation, or become a Sustaining Member through an automatic monthly or automatic yearly donation. (If any of the below links do not work for you, you can donate through PayPal by sending your donation to

Make a One-Time Donation

Founding Members

Any donation of $5,000 or more— whether cumulative or given all at once — received between November 2016 and December 31, 2017, established the giver as a Founding Member of The Nevada Independent. We are deeply grateful to our Founders.  

Monthly Sustaining Memberships 

Our membership levels are:

WiFi Club ($5/month)

Cafecito Club ($10/month)

Legal Eagle Club ($20/month)

Battle Born Club ($50/month)

Fourth Estate Club ($100/month)

Editor’s Circle ($200/month)

WiFi Club
$5.00 per month or an annual donation of $60

We operate virtually so we don’t pay rent for office space. We do, however, need a fast host server and reliable cell phone and data service for our team. Your donation will help support our online model. Once we’ve covered our phone and internet bill, your donation will help pay for team travel expenses. (We promise not to stay at the Four Seasons. Hello, Holiday Inn!)


  • Invitations to member-only events
  • A copy of our annual report

Become a WiFi Club Member



Cafecito Club
$10.00 per month or an annual donation of $120

We are the only government and political news site in Nevada with a full-time Spanish editor, a Spanish podcast, live Facebook coverage in Spanish, and daily English and Spanish content. Your donation will help support our Spanish team as well as our coffee budget (which all hard-working reporters and editors need).


  • Invitations to member-only events
  • A copy of our annual report

Become a Cafecito Club Member



Legal Eagle Club

$20.00 per month or an annual donation of $240

We need to legally protect our reporters and our Board, as well as file Freedom of Information Act requests so we can get to the bottom of things and produce investigative reports. Your donation will help pay for insurance, legal counsel, and per-page charges for needed information. And maybe some Rolaids.


  • Wi Fi Club benefits plus
  • Early registration for select events

Become a Legal Eagle Club Member



Battle Born Club
$50.00 per month or an annual donation of $600

Our biggest budget item by far is the salaries and health care benefits for our most valuable resource:  our reporters and editors. Your donation will help us compensate and provide benefits for our core team.


  • Legal Eagle benefits plus
  • A non-transferable invitation to an annual private briefing with our editors and reporters

Become a Battle Born Club Member



Fourth Estate Club

$100.00 per month or a one-time donation of $1,200

In 1841, Thomas Carlyle used the term “Fourth Estate” to describe the reporters’ gallery in the English Parliament. He said it was “more important” than the other three estates represented (the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the monarchy). The role of the press in a representative democracy is twofold:  it informs the citizenry and serves as a feedback loop between the government and voters.

The Fourth Estate Club is for those who want to support independent news for members of the Nevada community who read our site but cannot afford membership. (One Fourth Estate membership is equivalent to 20 readers at our $5.00 per month entry level membership.) Your generous donation will ensure that we can fulfill our mission of providing free content to everyone.


  • Battle Born Club benefits plus
  • A free subscription to Ralston’s Flash newsletter (valued at $350)

Become a Fourth Estate Member now



Editor’s Circle

$200.00 per month or an annual donation of $2,400 or more

A yearly commitment to this membership level will make a substantial difference to our operating account and support The Nevada Independent now and into the future.


  • Fourth Estate Club benefits plus
  • A free premium subscription to Ralston’s Flash newsletter and Sunday Premium content (valued at $600)

Become an Editor’s Circle Member Now



Mailing a Check

If you prefer to mail a check, send donations to:​

The Nevada Independent
7455 Arroyo Crossing Parkway
Suite 220
Las Vegas, NV 89113​

Tax deductibility

​We are a project of the Nevada News Bureau, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible. Per IRS guidelines, letters or emails of confirmation will be sent to all donors who give $250 or more during a tax year. If you require additional verification, please email our managing editor, Elizabeth Thompson at

Federal Tax ID 27-3192716

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