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.


Emerging Leaders, peer groups and specialized training: June 11
INN Days, June 12 and 13
Houston, TX (In conjunction with IRE, June 13-15)
Visit inn.org/inn-days/ to learn more and register.

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


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 Director of Programs & Services 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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