How do you define sustainability for your organization: We will reach basic sustainability when we find enough audience and income to support a core team of three or four people to address the most important issues in our region and support those who need it most. How you define sustainability for your organization: Sustainability means increasing our budget by at least $500,000 over the next six months and by at least $750,000 over the next three years so we can hire more staff, fund special projects, equip our staff with better equipment, and provide better salaries and benefits. How you define sustainability for your organization: Sustainability means being able to build a team and pay them fairly to cover local issues and tell stories for two Dallas neighborhoods without investment – South Dallas and West Dallas. How do you define sustainability for your organization: Sustainability for us means enough income to hire two or three people full-time. How they define the sustainability of their organization: As a local nonprofit research organization, our sustainability relies heavily on a strong base of small donors. How they define sustainability: Our primary measure of success is the journalistic impact we have on our community in Vallejo, California. These editors were selected by a panel of independent outside judges based on LION’s application process and sustainability audit, who analyzed their news organizations on key success criteria: journalistic impact, operational sustainability and financial sustainability. How they define the sustainability of their organizations: “We are sustainable as a journalism organization when we treat our staff with respect and prepare them for professional success in journalism and beyond. The program, open exclusively to LION Publishers members and funded by the Facebook Journalism Project, gives independent news organizations the resources they need to hire an employee focused on increasing revenue. How they define sustainability for their organization: For Green Philadelphia, sustainability is a driving force of our passion, an integral part of our business and a reflection of our values. Financially, our three-year plan calls for an annual revenue of $2 million for year three, which will allow us to maintain an editorial board of about 18 people and hire additional staff to manage membership and revenue. We believe that these staff members have the depth needed to create influential journalism that attracts readers, and that the funding and readership will provide our organization with the stability needed to retain talented journalists and revenue sources. Open Vallejo will be sustainable when we have a dedicated editorial team, with several full-time journalists and a full-time editor to support and mentor them. California Informed Foundations’ mission is to make this kind of change in communities across California. How do you define sustainability for your organization? We look at sustainability holistically. For us, success means being able to expand our reach and provide more information to immigrant communities in the Deep South.