Philanthropy & the Newsroom

Two Report for America local newsrooms new to fundraising share the ins and outs of how they brought philanthropy into their newsroom for the first time.

In 2019, Report for America supported 52 local newsrooms across America to unlock $1M+ in local support for their work. Many were first-time fundraisers. And many worked with first-time donors to journalism. In 2020, we expect the program will raise nearly triple this much.

Hear from two local newsrooms who brought philanthropy into the newsroom. They’ll share “how they did it” from crowdfunding to cultivating major donors and local foundations, and how they dealt with challenges along the way.

Suggested Speaker(s)

  • Todd Franko
    Director of Local Sustainability, Report for America
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