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Intro to Grant Writing - Shared screen with speaker view
Becca Aaronson (she/her)
16:25
Hello! Thank you for putting together this workshop for all of us
Molly Penn (she/her)
17:07
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RL8_hnAs26Jb6woo9eiHQwF4IX0MCkekNZT2wx27mvY/edit?usp=sharing
Cassie Young (Matter News, Columbus Ohio)
24:36
Hi all! I joined a couple minutes late. Where is the doc? I see the one sent out on 3/31 but it only has 4 slides.
Zane Schwartz
24:53
Is this link better? https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RL8_hnAs26Jb6woo9eiHQwF4IX0MCkekNZT2wx27mvY/edit
Cassie Young (Matter News, Columbus Ohio)
25:11
Yes, thank you!
Zane Schwartz
25:21
We are on slides 5-6.
Jessica Dortch
38:28
That is awesome! Thank you
Mirna Kh
38:53
Is the database US specific?
Beth Francesco/NPCJI
39:35
Some public or university libraries have subscriptions they’ll let you access, too!
Kara Meyberg Guzman, Santa Cruz Local
46:39
how do you know if a grant maker accepts letters of inquiry?
Marissa Lewis
47:09
They will definitely let you know that in their written guidelines
Marissa Lewis
47:58
the guidelines would be found on their website or on a site like candid/foundation directory
Molly Penn (she/her)
48:04
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rvYYmJLy_QEV98eRWPby6HQGdsuM1CxvXbtJvyVMtss/copy
Cassie Young (Matter News, Columbus Ohio)
48:14
We track our grant opportunities in Airtable. If you’ve never used it, it’s like magic spreadsheets and makes it easy to track things like this. it’s free up to a certain storage amount https://airtable.com/
Kara Meyberg Guzman, Santa Cruz Local
48:53
Thank you Marissa!
Trinity Laurino, LkldNow
49:35
Does anyone else use Bloomerang for Donor management? I think they have grant management tools but I've not explored that.
Yossi Lichterman
50:34
We use Salesforce at the Lenfest Institute, which I believe you an use for free if you are a nonprofit
Cassie Young (Matter News, Columbus Ohio)
52:28
Yes, Salesforce is free for nonprofits! We do too. You can also get the nonprofit rate if you are fiscally sponsored.
Jos Duncan (Love Now Media)
55:10
That’s amazing news about Salesforce!
Jessica Strelitz
57:50
A note about Salesforce -- yes it is free for nonprofits (limited seats) but they don't offer support so if youre going to really set it up and understand it, you need to work with a consultant (they'll constantly promote this to you) or have someone in house who can really understand it AND teach staff on the best ways/right ways to use it. It's complex. Ive been using it for a decade and I am always learning.
Becca Aaronson (she/her)
58:27
+1 Salesforce isn’t “free” as every newsroom I’ve worked in that used it needed to hire someone to be able to use it effectively
Yossi Lichterman
58:49
Yes, that’s a great point, Jessica. (For context, we’ve worked with consultants at Lenfest to help set it up and make tweaks)
Yossi Lichterman
01:00:03
Also, if you’re interested in learning more about data management! Apply to our upcoming workshop on Data Analysis for Fundraising! More details here: https://www.lenfestinstitute.org/lenfest-news-philanthropy-network/data-analysis-for-fundraising/
Kara Meyberg Guzman, Santa Cruz Local
01:02:10
that's helpful Molly, thank you!
Jessica Strelitz
01:02:29
Another thing to note on the research stage -- and I know we are all likely aware of it as journalists -- make sure you do due diligence to make sure you really understand who they have also funded in the past and currently. This is a big part of the vetting stage for me.
Molly Penn (she/her)
01:03:01
https://www.lenfestinstitute.org/conflict-interest-gift-acceptance-policy/
Melanie Jongsma
01:04:08
That’s helpful, especially for people who are involved in fundraising as well as the journalism side of things. Thank you.
Jessica Strelitz
01:05:27
Here is ours: https://journalists.org/about/accountability/policies/sponsorship-donor-and-gift-policy/
Molly Penn (she/her)
01:05:33
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-UHd3b45Pd-TgWYgZm5iMQXSk2G1yMVUXw-HdO6mtiA/copy
Yossi Lichterman
01:05:48
Media Impact Funders is a group supporting funders in media, could be a good place to look for a funder perspective https://mediaimpactfunders.org
Caroline Olsen - City Bureau
01:05:52
American Journalism Project might have some writings on funding journalism more from the funder perspective
Carlos Virgen - The Day
01:06:13
Thank you Yossi and Caroline.
Yossi Lichterman
01:07:07
Good stuff here as well: https://localnewslab.org/2020/05/27/4-ways-funders-can-support-local-news-in-covid-19/
Melanie Jongsma
01:07:21
Great question, Beth.
Carolyn Lamberson
01:11:05
We had a similar situation with our local community foundation, which has funded positions in our newsroom. It's definitely a fine line.
Beth Francesco/NPCJI
01:12:18
Thank you! Looking forward to learning more!
Yossi Lichterman
01:12:18
Thanks, all!
Jessica Dortch
01:12:18
Thank you all! See you next week!
Zane Schwartz
01:12:19
Thank you!
Stephanie Rivera / Long Beach Post
01:12:21
THANK YOU!
Tena Tyler
01:12:22
thank you
Terry Williams - Keene Sentinel
01:12:23
Thanks so much for a great start!