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The Lenfest Institute is home to four communities of practice serving various types of journalism professionals and organizations.
The Lenfest Institute Communities of Practice are free to join, though membership in some communities are limited to particular types of organizations. Programming for each of community is designed to create space for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, mentorship, and coaching.
The News Philanthropy Network is designed to support and build capacity for fundraising and development professionals in journalism through workshops, coaching, and peer-to-peer learning.
Participation in the Network is free and open to publishers of all sizes and business models.
The Audience Community of Practice provides support for audience development news professionals who are at the forefront of deepening relationships and expanding the reach of their journalism.
In addition to providing tactical programming and connecting members, The Lenfest Institute helps members with strategic and operational questions of building teams and defining roles. The community is free to join and open to news professionals working in the world of audience engagement and development.
The Statewide News Collective supports the exchange of expertise and other collaborations among a growing group of independent statewide news organizations. Its membership currently includes 30 publishers representing 26 states.
Publishers interested in joining the Statewide News Collective are invited to fill out an interest form or to email [email protected] with questions.
Engaged Cities is a community of practice for news organizations with engagement-first approaches to serving U.S. cities.
The highly collaborative group works together to tackle common challenges, share innovative approaches, and serve as a sounding board for peers. Publishers interested in joining the Engaged Cities community are invited to fill out an interest form.