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“We feel like we really owe it to our readers to be honest about the stakes and to let them know that we truly cannot do this work without them.”
Frustration over a lack of transparency has been amplified by the newsroom’s status as “the gold standard of nonprofit journalism” and a role model other outlets have been encouraged to follow.
“Any national donor large enough to put out press releases that issues one about making a bunch of $25,000 grants is either trying to fool other people or themselves.”
“What felt appropriate two weeks ago may not be appropriate today.”
“These skills are in some ways very similar to doing journalism. As that was impressed upon the cohort, that helped make a shift: It helped give people a mindset where they felt more confident and realized, ‘Yes, I do have the skills to do this.'”
“It was really important to us to have the same kind of high-level conversation with somebody who gives $5 or $500,000.”
To choose its newest place of focus, the nonprofit education network asked supporters to nominate their own cities — and to help find local funders long before launch.
“The biggest takeaway for us is there is a pool of donors there that was untapped, and now we realize they do exist.”