Lenfest News Philanthropy Network

The Lenfest News Philanthropy Network is a community of practice designed to support and build capacity for fundraising and development professionals in journalism. 

Participation in the Network is free, and open to publishers of all sizes and business models — nonprofit, for profit, legacy, start up, digital, broadcast and print — with a singular and deep focus on supporting and fostering a cohesive, collaborative, and growing cohort of development professionals who are serving a vital need for news organizations by creating contributed revenue streams. 

Applications are no longer open for the Lenfest News Philanthropy Network’s inaugural Training Courses, a series of in-depth training seminars for small cohorts of professionals. Initial Training Courses will focus on grant writing for news organizations, major donor development, and membership in news enterprises. Each course will be led by experienced fundraising professionals. The courses are free and anyone is invited to apply.

Learn more and apply for each Training Course:

The Lenfest News Philanthropy Network will round out the year with additional webinars and peer learning, including: 

Planning a year-end fundraising campaign

  • Thursday Nov. 19: Strategies for running year-end fundraising campaigns in advance of GivingTuesday (Dec. 1 this year) 

Goals for the year ahead

  • Thursday Dec. 17: A discussion on setting fundraising goals.

Sign up to receive emails from the Lenfest News Philanthropy Network for updates on the virtual gatherings.