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Office Hours with INN Staff & Field Experts

Have a question or an idea you want to discuss? INN is here to help. Sign up for a meeting with a staff member or send a note to one of the staffers listed below.

Public Sessions

Q&A for Prospective Members

Want to know more about bringing your news organization into the INN Network? Whether you are in the pre-startup stage, have been publishing for years, or support journalism in other ways, come with your questions and the membership team will be happy to help. Sign up.

News Startup Sessions

So you want to start a nonprofit, independent news organization? This session with INN Executive Director & CEO Sue Cross will help you set up your news organization for success. Sign up.

Collaborations Office Hours

Whether you’re new to collaborative journalism or looking to take your existing partnerships to the next level, we’ll discuss the best approaches for your collaborative work. Sign up.

Members Only

Membership Office Hours

Got questions about your INN member benefits? Need help with an INN deadline? ? Want to share ideas for improving INN or connecting with other members? Book 1:1 time with Bia Medious, director of member network engagement.

Audience Strategy Office Hours

INN’s audience team helps nonprofit news organizations craft winning audience strategies, make sense of audience data and add capacity at decisive moments. Get insight into understanding your audience and build towards your audience goals. Sign up for a 30-minute spot with INN’s audience staff.

Growth & Strategy Office Hours

Schedule office hours with INN’s Chief of Growth Programs Courtney Lewis to talk through growth strategy, trends and activities shaping the field, and INN resources that you can take advantage of. Book a time.

Network Philanthropy Office Hours

Use this 30-minute block to chat with Network Philanthropy Director Stephanie Schenkel about fundraising and philanthropy strategies. Book a time.

You can also learn more about individual giving and overall fundraising strategy during our coaching office hours with Jill Kunishima. Jill heads JMK Consulting with more than 15 years of professional fundraising experience under her belt. Book a time.

Technology Office Hours

Bring your questions about digital publishing and technology. Sign up for a 20 minute spot.

Business + Ethics Coaching 

Bring your questions about the business of nonprofit journalism, including strategy, ethics, governance, and nonprofit conversions. These are confidential 1:1 coaching and problem-solving sessions. Click here to book your 30-minute spot.


Learn more about program eligibility, how to run your campaign, and what support you can get from NewsMatch by booking a time to speak with the NewsMatch team. Have questions about donor platforms or fundraising strategy? Book a time with INN’s Tech Consultant or INN’s Network Philanthropy Director Stephanie Schenkel.

Leadership & Talent Development Office Hours

Find out how INN’s leadership development programs and internship opportunities can benefit you and your newsroom. Schedule time with Director of Leadership and Talent Development Sara Shahriari.

If you’re looking for resources like our Startup Guide, internships and fellowships, fundraising shared services and much more, visit our Resources database.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Please contact a member of our staff who can answer questions about the topics below:

Business Services & Fiscal Sponsorship
Chip Potts

Sharene Azimi

Distribution & Collaboration
Jonathan Kealing

Leadership & Talent Development
Sara Shahriari

Devon Dunkle

Meta Stange

Philanthropic Giving
Stephanie Schenkel

Revenue Sustainability
Courtney Lewis

News Trends & Ethics
Sue Cross

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