The PNF is the ONE place where the world’s best positive news is shared, where good news publishers can gather together, discuss common problems and find shared solutions.
Who we are
Every day, Positive News Foundation volunteers share the best positive news articles to people looking for positive news, from publishers in more than 70 countries.
ANBI certified nonprofit organization
Certified as a nonprofit in 2022 by the Dutch government, the PNF operates worldwide, boosting social progress in the world by promoting positive journalism, which informs and inspires the public and strengthening the position of positive news on a global scale.
Our virtual HQ is based in The Hague, Netherlands, International City of Peace, and we have shared hundreds of uplifting articles to over 20,000 people in more than 70 countries. The PNF is currently funded mainly by voluntary donations from readers.
Our vision and mission
The PNF is committed to a fair and sustainable society and believes that inspiring positive world news helps to accelerate social progress on a global scale. Professional positive journalism, research, campaigning, and knowledge exchange are crucial for a solution-oriented, inclusive, and green future for global citizens.
The foundation wants to enable initiatives that contribute to this and focuses entirely on the public interest, without a profit motive. The social-sustainable change that the foundation advocates is in line with the social mission and principles described below:
“Inspirational, uplifting news is the engine for positive social change worldwide.“Vision PNF
“To connect the public with the best positive news, and enable international positive news publishers to start and grow.Mission PNF
Positive News Foundation has a governance model in which the board is ultimately responsible for the policy and the realization of the objectives of the foundation.
The board ensures that the foundation’s activities remain true to its mission and values, provides direction and approval to the strategy, monitors progress and ensures that the ANBI requirements and other guidelines agreed with the board are met, applicable to the Charity sector.
The board meets 4 times a year and board members are appointed for a period of 3 years and can be reappointed once.
The composition of the current board is:
● Chair: K. den Dulk
● Secretary: A. Carvalhaes
● Treasurer: G. van Egmond
Finances and budget
The PNF is currently 100% funded by voluntary contributions from the readers, though we plan to organize funding by (supra)national organizations (such as the European Commission) and public and private donors within the next 5 years.
Positive News Foundation was founded on the initiative of G. van Egmond, initiator of the Positive World News Facebook page. As a former Google Ads Partner, Van Egmond saw an international spike in the demand for positive news during the covid crisis, which she then went on to investigate. After in-depth research, it turned out that the demand for good news was certainly there, but the supply of positive news was not in line with the demand. Together with other board members, the Positive News Foundation was subsequently established, registered in The Netherlands (Europe) under the Dutch name “Stichting Positive News”.
By establishing this non-profit foundation, the board wanted to realize a number of social ambitions and – in collaboration with other positive news organizations – be a driver of change, both at home and abroad. The foundation has an objective aimed at the public interest, is a certified nonprofit, and has a voluntary and independent board.
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