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Why Sponsor Us

• The CJC is addressing the critical issues that residents face through rigorous and collaborative solutions journalism. Our stories go beyond the problem and our work amplifies information in every community of Charlotte.

• The CJC reflects the needs of diverse communities, creates space for leaders to navigate and discuss complex issues, and supports solutions that advance greater equity in the Charlotte region.

Annual Support

The CJC is supported by a combination of local and national grants and sponsorships.

Your contribution supports the work of the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, creating opportunities for
rigorous and collaborative solutions journalism in
Charlotte, North Carolina.

Headline Sponsors

$50,000 or more/year
  • Prominent recognition on all CJC materials, website and newsletters
  • Speaking opportunity at the Local News Impact Summit and the NC News & Philanthropy Forum
  • Promotional item (provided by sponsor) included in gift bag for attendees of the Local News Impact Summit and the NC News & Philanthropy Forum
  • Special invitation to visit CJC partner newsrooms and sit down with publishers

Impact Sponsors

$30,000-$50,000/year
  • Prominent recognition on all CJC materials, website and
    newsletters
  • Speaking opportunity at one CJC signature event per calendar year
  • Promotional item (provided by sponsor) included in gift bag for attendees of the Local News Impact Summit and the NC News & Philanthropy Forum

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Join the movement for

local media reimagined.

City Bureau’s Documenters program is transforming how people enact civic power and fostering greater accountability on multiple fronts as Documenters are connected at once to their own communities, the levers of government, and one another.

Help us bring this proven model of civic journalism to Charlotte! Your funding will support the launch of Charlotte Documenters through the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative.

Your investment

The City Bureau team has found that running a baseline Documenters program requires annual funding of at least $200,000 to pay start-up fees, Documenters, and the core staff required to manage each site. We also know that with deeper investment, so much more impact is possible — more Documenters, more coverage, and more special assignments.

When partners pay this fee to City Bureau, they get access to:

  • Award-winning custom civic technology to administer Documenters, tailored for their locale.
  • Resources to support program implementation and administration, training materials, communications tools and templates, and much more
  • Extensive fundraising support materials including sample language, pitch decks, and casemaking resources
  • Support services from a dedicated Documenters team at City Bureau to help your program succeed through one-on-one consultation and technical assistance
  • Access to a shared learning community that reflects regularly on new ideas, best practices, experiments and their outcomes, and successes with local and network-wide impact

Signature Events

Your contribution supports the work of the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, creating opportunities for rigorous and collaborative solutions journalism in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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$20,000
$15,000
$10,000
$5,000
$2,500