Save the date for the 2023 Lenfest News Philanthropy Summit

Update: Registration is now open for the News Philanthropy Summit. Register here.

Save the date 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 free 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.  

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.  

And we need your help to make the Summit a success. We hope you’ll share your unique insights and experiences with the incredible NPN community at the Summit. Here’s how you can get involved:  

  • Pitch a session:  What does transformation in news fundraising mean to you? Is there a topic you’d like to present on or learn about? Do you have a particular experience you want to share? Are there any speakers that we must include? Use this form to pitch your own sessions or nominate others that you’re interested in learning from. The deadline to submit session proposals is Sunday Nov. 13 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  
  • Save the Date:  We’ll open registration for the Summit in a few weeks. Sign up here to get notified as soon as registration opens. We’ll be sure to share updates on programming, networking events, and other details.   
  • Share the news: 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.  

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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