INN Days 2017

Growing the Business of Nonprofit News

June 21-22, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

Join us for INN DAYS 2017 - two+ days of intensive business training for news organization who want to move to the next level. The two days include presentations,   hands-on workshops featuring:

  • Creating the one-page strategic action plan
  • Developing a pitch that differentiates you to potential funders
  • Tactical fundraising 
  • The ins and outs of corporate sponsorships and partnerships

INN Days will also feature a Shark Tank funding pitch role play session, funder speed dating rounds, a review of Knight Foundation’s 2016 year-end fundraising campaign as well as the annual INN board and membership meetings.

INN Days sessions are free for INN members in good standing, thanks to generous support from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Knight Foundation. You can register for one or both days.

Registration is required for lunch and to reserve your seat for the hands-on training workshops. Members must register by May 26. Any remaining seats after that date will be offered to non-members for $85/seat.

Hotel Accommodations

INN has secured a block of rooms at the:

Marriott Springhill Suites Scottsdale North
17020 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Rate: $81/night plus tax. Includes free wifi, breakfast, and use of the Marriott Courtyard shuttle service to the Conference hotel and other locations within a 5-mile radius. Deadline for this hotel group rate is Monday, May 15, 2017, or until the room block is full. Book the INN DAYS group rate.

There is also hotel room block at the INN DAYS and IRE Conference Hotel:

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Rate: $189/night (single/double) plus tax. Includes free internet

Reservations: IRE Conference Hotel Reservations and Travel Info

Deadline for reservations is May 30, 2017, or until the room block if full. We suggest you book early since the room block has sold out prior to the deadline in previous years.

Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference

This year’s IRE conference is June 22-25. Here are the IRE Conference and Registration Details.

INN members who want to attend the IRE Conference must register IRE Conference Registration ($285 early bird price until June 2). IRE registration is not required for members who want to attend only INN Days training sessions.