Dear Investigative Journalism Foundation Community,

The IJF launched one year ago. It was foggy and lightly drizzling in downtown Toronto. I remember a few things vividly. I hadn’t slept very much the night before. Mostly I was up until 4 am trying to get our website to accept credit cards. I eventually got it working, slept for a few hours while dreaming about PINs, and then headed into the office.