The News Philanthropy Network

A community of practice for fundraisers and development professionals in journalism.

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. Our singular and deep focus is 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. 

Current News Philanthropy Network opportunities

Register or apply to attend a News Philanthropy Network workshop or training

Discussion on research on the state of journalism funding

Media Impact Funders and The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, earlier this year conducted the first comprehensive survey since 2015 of journalism funders and the field they support. Join The News Philanthropy Network on Thursday Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. EST for a conversation with the report’s authors about the report’s key findings, what it means for the future of journalism philanthropy, and how news fundraisers can leverage insights from the study.

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Year-end fundraising check-in

The last two months of the year can be exciting for those of us in fundraising. So many donations are coming in! But with our heads down in hard work, it can be isolating and difficult to see the bigger picture. Join the News Philanthropy Network on Thursday, December 7, at 1 p.m. EST for an open-ended discussion with our fellow development professionals over Zoom to check in and chat about the status of our year-end fundraising work.

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The Lenfest News Philanthropy Summit

This free, virtual, first-of-its-kind convening was launched in 2021 to cover topics that impact news organizations and their vital fundraising efforts.

The 2023 News Philanthropy Summit

The summit took place from Jan. 31-Feb. 1, and participants explored how we can transform the ways we sustain news organizations through philanthropic support, deeper relationship-building, and more.

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The 2021 News Philanthropy Summit

The inaugural summit took place virtually from Nov. 3-5, 2021 and covered a wide range of topics through keynote speakers, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities.

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