Network Philanthropy Center

INN provides a comprehensive approach to help nonprofit news organizations build and grow sustainable, diverse revenue from philanthropy. Our fundraising programs are designed to measurably increase the levels of philanthropic investment across the INN network by accelerating our members’ capacity to attract major gifts.

Through the Network Philanthropy Center, early-stage organizations that do not yet have development staff will benefit from individual consultations with INN’s experts and access to shared resources while professional fundraisers will learn how to take their efforts to a new level with high-impact donations, planned giving, and the creation of endowments.

Program Areas

INN offers hands-on assistance, coaching, peer groups, tools and technology to help INN members build and expand successful fundraising programs. Members can choose to embark on our signature News Giving Roadmap, join our News Fundraising Association or select the specific services that meet their immediate needs.

Our Team

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Jeffrey Woolverton, INN Network Philanthropy Director

Jeffrey leads INN’s Major Gifts Initiative to transform fundraising capacity and increase major gifts across the INN network. He creates shared resources, built on industry best practices, for INN members to increase their skills for major gift fundraising.


Emily Spranger, INN Network Philanthropy Prospect Researcher

Emily provides direct service for INN members by conducting research on potential philanthropic prospects and reporting research results to members. She also helps members access our philanthropic shared services including wealth screening.


Our Partners

Funding for the INN Network Philanthropy Center is provided by the generous support of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Looking for other ways to generate revenue for your nonprofit news organization? Check out the annual NewsMatch matching-gift program or the GNI-INN Sponsorship Lab.