ONA Weekly #471: Tracie Powell On Philanthropy And Equity

By on July 26, 2023

Tracie Powell on philanthropy and equity
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Listen to a new podcast interview with Tracie Powell, CEO of The Pivot Fund, longtime ONA member and alum of the Women’s Leadership Accelerator. In a wide-ranging conversation on today’s media landscape, Tracie offers sharp, actionable insights on what it really means to be community-centered, the unique challenges faced by journalists of color and the importance of participatory grantmaking. She also shares about her career journey from journalism student to journalism funder.

Since 2021, ONA has invested capacity support to kickstart The Pivot Fund’s mission, as part of a pilot program for a new model of fiscal sponsorship. The program aims to support entrepreneurial ONA members and grow the ecosystem of journalism grant-making, professional development and trade organizations.

Your ONA23 task list

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1. Time is running out to reserve a room in our discounted block at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Book by Aug. 2.

2. Register for ONA23: Philadelphia! ONA members can grab passes based on organization size. 

3. In case you missed it, we’ve got a seriously impressive lineup of featured sessions! Check out what to expect:

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Thanks, NYC!

A crowd listens to two speakers at an ONA NYC event.Thank you to everyone who attended our recent meetup for newsletter professionals in New York City, which was generously sponsored by WordPress VIP and Parse.ly. We loved hearing lightning talks on audience engagement and want to give a special shout out to the amazing speakers:

  • Alexandra March, Deputy Director of Audience, Opinion, The New York Times 
  • Ellie Miller, Director of Newsletters, Hearst Newspapers
  • Tracy Ziemer, VP, Audience Development, Hearst Newspapers
  • Alex Hazlett, Director of Platforms, MSNBC
  • Leigh Kamping-Carder, Head of Newsletters, The Wall Street Journal
  • Kaila Dwinell, Audience Engagement Manager, Email Marketing and Operations, NBC News Group 

What’s next: Look for plenty more discussion of emails and audience engagement at ONA23: Philadelphia

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