A national fundraising platform for nonprofit newsrooms of all sizes, which provides resources to build successful gift-matching campaigns in support of quality journalism. (NewsMatch is supported by the Rita Allen Foundation.)
Online courses, archived webinars and training materials from the Institute for Nonprofit News. Anyone can take the courses, which include developing a 100-day plan, creating a media kit, identifying and developing revenue streams, budgeting skills, and more.
A step-by-step guide for newsrooms planning community engagement initiatives, with practical tips and exercises. (The Rita Allen Foundation sponsored Public Media NJ’s adoption of Hearken’s engagement platform.)
Guides to producing rigorous journalism on responses to social problems, including in-depth discussions of coverage on education and violence. (The Solutions Journalism Network has been supported by the Rita Allen Foundation.)
Research to help newsrooms improve website design, social media engagement, reporting on politics and government, and more (supported by the Rita Allen Foundation).
A collaboration that conducts user research and develops open-source software to help journalists engage with communities by asking questions and improving online comment sections. The Project’s Community Guides for Journalism offer further tools and case studies. (The Coral Project is supported by the Rita Allen Foundation.)