Elements of Nonprofit News Management

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is proud to publish “Elements of Nonprofit News Management” by Richard J. Tofel, the former president and founding general manager of ProPublica.

Browse by chapter

Chapter 1: Getting started
Read more Read more
Chapter 2: Money: Where to get it
Read more Read more
Chapter 3: The Board
Read more Read more
Chapter 4: People
Read more Read more
Chapter 5: Law and the newsroom
Read more Read more
Chapter 6: Sustainability
Read more Read more

Added Resources

On Oct. 24, 2022, The Lenfest Institute celebrated the official publication of “Elements of Nonprofit News Management” with a virtual launch event. Tofel was in conversation with Lenfest Institute CEO Jim Friedlich to discuss key recommendations from the book and answer questions.

The recording of the launch event can be found below for those who missed it:

In addition to publishing “Elements of Nonprofit News Management,” The Lenfest Institute has compiled added resources and templates to help illustrate many of the key concepts highlighted in the book. These are a compilation of publicly available assets and resources shared by members of our community. We’ll continue to update these folders. Have something you’d like to share? Email [email protected] — and we’ll send you a free copy of the book.

Local News Solutions

The Lenfest Institute provides free tools and resources for local journalism leaders to develop sustainable strategies to serve their communities.

Find Your News Solution
news solution pattern