Learning & Training

A warm welcome from INN's Chief Knowledge Officer Fran Scarlett.

Greetings, INN members!

As events are added through the year, you will receive notice on the INN listserv and in the weekly INNovation newsletter. You also can find upcoming events on the INN.org events calendar.

Our 2019 training focuses on audience development, nonprofit management including legal needs, and sustainability/revenue generation.

The training schedule slows down during the summer months to accommodate the weekly trainings for NewsMatch year-end fundraising.

Have a need or suggestion not reflected here? Email suggestions, requests and proposals to lead training to Fran@INN.org.

I look forward to seeing each and every one of you online or in person in 2019.

Fran Scarlett
INN's Chief Knowledge Officer



Please check back for more training opportunities.


INN Business Intensive, Sept. 11, New Orleans, LA (leading into ONA)

The training is customizable for organizations who are in early-stage podcast development to those who have been producing podcasts for a while and wonder if they are on the right track. A pre-training assessment will surface attendees’ areas of concern and need for skills development. Additionally, PRX will work with participants to develop a mentorship model where more experienced organizations can share wisdom with and support earlier-stage podcasters.

Registration info: This workshop will be designed based on your needs.

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Travel Reimbursements: INN is offering a limited number of travel reimbursements for member organizations — up to $200 for one day of travel costs for one staff member to attend INN Business Intensive. Reimbursements will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to members in good standing who are actively publishing or can demonstrate need and how they would apply the training. To be considered for reimbursement, finalize your registration and complete the application for travel reimbursement.

Hotel and Accommodations: This year's conference is located at the Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans, 444 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130. INN has a block of rooms reserved at the InterContinental, which is less than a five minute walk from the ONA conference hotel. Please book early since rooms sell out quickly.



INN Sessions for Start-Ups>> Starting a nonprofit news organization may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be! INN Members can get their questions answered by INN’s CEO Sue Cross and INN's Chief Knowledge Officer Fran Scarlett during INN Sessions for Start-Ups each month by registering here.

Guide>> Coming Soon!


Get the 4-1-1 on the basics of nonprofit-news entrepreneurship. INN’s overview includes must-read management and infrastructure issues.

Go to Main Guide>> Key topics: Starting UpStaffing & ManagementTraining & Professional Development


Access how-to resources on a wide variety of revenue streams for news nonprofits, and advice on developing capacity and strategies for fund development.

Go to Main Guide>> Key topics: Foundations and GrantseekingMobile GivingIndividual GivingOther Revenue Sources


Need some legal guidance? Learn how to reduce legal liability by developing website and ethical policies, and contracts for freelancers and third parties. Our guide includes sample policies and contracts.

Go to Main Guide>> Key topics: Website and Ethical Policies ContractsTypes of Risk


The INN Outreach and Marketing Guide provides an overview and in-depth resources for developing the nonprofit news audience, and connecting with individuals and communities that value nonprofit news.

Go to Guide>> Key topics: Promotional Tools: Social Media, Advertising and Google NewsMetrics and AnalyticsCommunity and Audience Development

Virtual Events>> To help nonprofit news organizations make the most of News Match, INN and the News Revenue Hub created a series of training webinars. These trainings take you through building your email list, creating your campaign calendar, planning your engagement strategy and much more. Resources from all the trainings are available to review and download.
Social Media Training>> The Center for Cooperative Media, as part of its Knight-funded program focused on social media, is continuing to update collaborativejournalism.org/socialmedia with training offers and resources. Just enter password INNLION to access. INN Members can take advantage of these great resources.


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