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Foundation and donor support

Nonprofit news organizations typically lean — at least partially — on the support of foundations and major individual donors to accomplish their work and achieve financial sustainability, and a growing number of for-profit institutions are taking donations for specific work. This application of nonprofit structures to media and a changing dynamic for for-profit news offers important philanthropic opportunities but also creates some tricky ethical and operational questions.

Big Picture A primer on philanthropic support for news

Financial support from philanthropic sources offers all sorts of new opportunities for funding journalism and sustainability. It also raises some ethical questions that can potentially challenge reader trust.

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Plan Strategic considerations around foundation and grant support

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Do Tips and tactics around philanthropic support for news