WYPR’s Community Advisory Board established an initiative – dubbed Ascertainment – to bring community organizations into the station to teach station staff about their work. Each month 2-4 organizations, usually non-profits, present to the station’s producers and reporters, helping build a contact base the reporters and producers can use when working on stories or ideas for future stories based on what is happening in the surrounding communities. The program recently expanded to include Outreach back to the organizations.