Registration is now open for the 2023 Lenfest News Philanthropy Summit

Registration is now open for the 2023 Lenfest News Philanthropy Summit, a free virtual gathering focused on the transformative work of fundraising in sustaining essential journalism.  

The News Philanthropy Summit will be held over two days on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1, 2023. It is fully virtual and open to all.  

The theme of the Summit is Transformation. Through hands-on workshops, inspiring keynotes, and peer sharing, we’ll explore how we can transform the ways we sustain news organizations through philanthropic support, how to deepen relationships between development professionals and donors, how to re-imagine the role of institutional funders within the journalism space, and much more.  

We’ll announce the full schedule and speaker line-up in the coming weeks, but we are planning for each day of the conference to run from 11 am EST to 5pm EST. We’ll be sure to include breaks and time for networking as well. 

We’re hosting the Summit on the Zoom Events platform. If you already have a Zoom account, you can use it to register. Otherwise, please feel free to register as a guest. 

Over the two days, we’ll evaluate the current state of news philanthropy, review our successes and challenges from the recently completed year, and lay the groundwork for how we can grow the field. We’ll share strategies for how to leverage data and insights, optimize fundraising for the year ahead in 2023, how to reach and engage new and more diverse funders, and how to utilize philanthropic funding to build a better future for journalism that is in service of our communities.  

The News Philanthropy Summit is free and open to all, so please feel free to pass along this information to friends and colleagues who may be interested in joining the Network and attending. 

The Summit is a program of the Lenfest News Philanthropy Network, a global community of more than 1,500 journalism and development professionals who raise funds to support independent, public-service news in service of democracy.  

We can’t wait to gather together this winter for the Lenfest News Philanthropy Summit. Please email [email protected] with any questions or feedback.  

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