No money, no mission: Nine lessons from the 2023 News Philanthropy Summit


Local news is central to our democracy. Journalists elevate community voices and hold power to account. We know that our news organizations are filling a most vital role. 

But we can’t do it without resources. No money, no mission.

That’s why we hosted the second News Philanthropy Summit, a two-day, free virtual gathering focused on fundraising for local news. The Summit is part of the News Philanthropy Network, a global community working together to make philanthropy part of a sustainable business model for news organizations. 

Here are nine key takeaways from the Summit.