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A $500 Million Pledge to Support Local News

Non Profit Quarterly

Image credit: Jon Tyson on Unsplash The decades-long decimation of local news—and the dangers that the trend poses for public oversight, an informed citizenry, and democracy itself—remains very much underway. The MacArthur Foundation itself pledged $150 million to the new fund. Since 2005, some 2,200 local newspapers have closed.

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How to Use a News Story to Support Your Major Gift Ask

NonProfit PRO

Below is a perfect example from our colleague Diana Frazier on how she advised a major gift officer to use a news story to support a major gift ask. I am going to explain exactly how it happened so you can copy the idea for your situation.

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Foundations step up funding to bolster trust in local news 


news organizations, specifically local news outlets, have been rapidly dwindling. The COVID-19 pandemic brought more challenges for the industry, as demand for local news grew but revenue and outlets shrank. MacArthur, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundations have recognized the importance of a vibrant local news ecosystem.

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[Breaking News] An Extraordinary Funding Opportunity For Nonprofits To Preserve Local Journalism


Press Forward seeks to reverse the dramatic decline in local news that has coincided with an increasingly divided America and weakening trust in institutions. Around 2,200 local newspapers have closed since 2005, resulting in 20 percent of Americans living in “news deserts” with little to no reliable coverage of important local events.

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Top Do’s and Don’ts for Fundraising While Navigating the News Cycle

Media Cause

The nature of the news is frenetic and fluctuating. As year-end—the most critical time to gain support for your nonprofit’s mission—kicks into high gear, explore this guide to maximize your fundraising revenue as you navigate the news cycle with care and authenticity. 5 Do’s and Don’t of Navigating the News Cycle When Fundraising 1.

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Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

All the best, Jim Founder, Benetech P.S. If you are not already receiving Benetech’s news and updates, I encourage you to stay informed of the exciting progress by selecting Subscribe. And there is plenty of work to do—look for more from me in the coming months where I’ll share my plans.

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‘Cause of the Year’ Partnership Spreads Positive News About Nonprofit’s Mission

NonProfit PRO

While this partnership is still new, it has been inspiring to see the stories of our programs in more than 70 countries highlighted in a way that shows the profound impact our mission can have for individuals worldwide.

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