INN and RJI embarked upon this project with the goal to build a resource together to help newsrooms collaborate in sustainable, useful and serviceable ways. We heard from our members (INN) and partners (RJI) that collaborations are harder than they need to be, so we built this toolkit to help journalists break down some of those barriers and expand their impact and resources. 

The toolkit includes these resources:

  • A searchable database to help you find collaboration partners
  • Funding guidance and templates
  • Project management guidance and templates
  • And more!

Through in-depth interviews with 39 community-focused outlets and additional surveys, we collected key insights into the challenges and opportunities that arise when organizations collaborate across diverse topics, geographical locations, and service areas. 

Get started:

🧰 Utilize the Toolkit

💰 Apply for funding from RJI for a project utilizing this toolkit

📨 Email us feedback or suggestions!

Read more on the project:

Keeping the collaborative drive alive

Breaking down barriers to expand impact and resources