Vanessa Chase Lockshin

Vanessa Chase is a fundraising strategist and copywriter, and runs the non-profit resource website, TheStorytellingNonprofit.com. Through her work, Vanessa’s goal is to help passionate non-profit folks learn techniques and tools to better articulate their non-profit’s impact in a way that raises more money.

She’s worked working with clients like Love... (continued)

Interested innon-profitcommunicationsfundraisingstorytelling

One Brand...Many Audiences: An Integrated Approach to Communications

Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

All too often, nonprofit communications are planned and executed in a silo. The membership team has one approach, the fundraising team another, and various program directors market their services independently as well. The result? A muddled brand presence and lots of wasted resources. Brand strategy... (continued)

Taggednonprofit webinarmarketing / brandingcommunicationsfundraising

State Your Case — Create Advocacy Messages That Get Results

Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

What will happen the next time you have the opportunity to connect with an elected official or other potential sponsor? Imagine that s/he is standing in front of you, curious and asks: "How can I help?" What will you say?

To create lasting and sustainable change, you need strong advocacy and... (continued)

Taggedadvocacycommunicationspublic relationsfundraisingmarketinglobbyingengagement / community organizingpolitical actionactivismsupporters

Benchmark Against Leading Practice: Fund Development Checklist

The Fund Development Best Practices Checklist is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofit organizations identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals in the area of fundraising. Results from the checklist can be used to guide the development of an annual work... (continued)

$10.00
Resource

Taggedcapacity buildingfundraisingchecklistadministrativephilanthropyvolunteerism & grantmaking foundationscharity & volunteerism promotionorganizational capacitycommunications

Designing and Delivering Nonprofit Trainings: Tips That Work

Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Effective trainings combine great content and learning design where participants are inspired and engaged throughout the session and above all actually remember and apply what they learn. Great content is important, but people learn very little from only listening. Getting them interacting with the... (continued)

Taggedmarketing and communicationsOrganizational and Professional DevelopmentcommunicationsleadershipnptechpresentationstrainingNonprofit Webinars

Journalism Techniques to Spice Up Your Grant Proposals

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Click here to register

It's no coincidence that many great grant proposal writers once worked as journalists. Like proposal writers, journalists have a knack for telling clear, compelling stories using quotes and objective evidence.

This webinar, led... (continued)

$19.99
Webinar

Tagged#grant#nonprofit4Goodwebinar#consultingstorytelling#story telling#communicationcommunicationsfundraising

Benchmark Against Leading Practice: Finance Checklist

The Finance Best Practices Checklist is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofit organizations identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals in the area of finance and accounting. Results from the checklist can be used to guide the development of an annual workplan and... (continued)

$10.00
Resource

Taggedcapacity buildingfinancefinancial managementaccountingbest practiceadministrativeorganizational capacitycommunications

Benchmark Against Leading Practice: Marketing Checklist

The Marketing Best Practices Checklist is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofit organizations identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals in the area of marketing and public relations. Results from the checklist can be used to guide the development of an annual... (continued)

$10.00
Resource

Taggedcapacity buildingbrand identitymarketingpublic relationscommunicationschecklistadministrativephilanthropyvolunteerism & grantmaking foundationscharity & volunteerism promotion

Nonprofit Blog Post Template

Want to create more content for your blog, but having trouble coming up with the time? A great way to share organizational info and share stories is by asking stakeholders to contribute to your blog. The Nonprofit Blog Post Template provides a platform for guest contributors to share their stories in a... (continued)

$5.00
Resource

Taggednon-profitmarketingfundraisingcommunicationsblogsocial mediaoutreachnot-for-profitnonprofitbranding

2008 Social Enterprise Field Study

Social Enterprise Alliance partnered with Community Wealth Ventures and Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship to assess the state of social enterprise in the nonprofit sector in North America. The survey, funded by REDF, was designed to advance the field by identifying trends and best practices... (continued)

Taggedsocial enterprisesocial enterprise alliancesocial enterprise statisticsadministrativealliances & advocacyserve all organization typesresearch / studies / opinioncommunicationssea

EXBROOK Editorial : Design : Strategy

EXBROOK is a San Francisco design studio that partners with entrepenurial, social, and cultural organizations to communicate ideas, build brands, and innovate services. For non-profits we advise on communication strategy, public identity, and the use of editorial design to shape public perception and mobilize people into action.

http://www.exbrook.com/

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsconsultantadvocacyconsulting supportorganizational managementmarketing / branding professional servicesprofessional servicesadvocacy consultants

Communications Consortium Media Center

CCMC is a public interest media center dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations use media and new telecommunications technologies as tools for public education and policy change. The firm offers communication and dissemination strategies, media training, message development, crisis management and skills development.... (continued)

Taggedprofessional servicesadvocacy consultantspublic relationscommunicationsconsultantadvocacyconsulting supportorganizational managementmarketing / branding professional services

Radiant Communications, Inc.

Radiant is a small, Washington-based public-interest communications firm. It serves nonprofits and foundations and specializes in audience research and message development, media relations, communications evaluation, and communications training programs and workshops.

http://www.hugedomains.com/domain_profile.cfm?d=radiantstrategies&e=com

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsconsultantadvocacyconsulting supportorganizational managementpublic relations professional servicesprofessional servicesadvocacy consultants

Stateline

Web site staffed entirely by professional journalists as a resource for those interested in state government. It provides timely tips and research material on state policy innovations and trends, providing more informative and useful information to consumers. Readership has grown far beyond our original target audience and now includes thousands of... (continued)

Taggedcommunicationsadvocacyetc.)assistance (sources of free info & materials)news (sources to read news/media)newsgroups (findingusingnewsletters (free)reference materials (dictionarieson-line search tips

Lipman Hearne

The firm provides comprehensive communications services with a focus on nonprofit clients. It offers services in advertising and direct mail, branding and consulting, fundraising communications, graphic identities, market research and planning, media and public relations, publications, Web sites and interactive media.

The firm provides... (continued)

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsconsultantadvocacyconsulting supportorganizational managementmarketing / branding professional servicesprofessional servicesadvocacy consultants

Organizers Database (ODB)

ODB was made available for public download in March 2002 to give grassroots organizations the ability to immediately start using a high-quality database product. It was created by Organizers' Collaborative (OC), a non-profit organization which pools funds and time of donors and volunteers to give back free software and technical... (continued)

Taggedaccountingcommunicationsadvocacycrmcontact managmenttechnologysoftwareassistance on topics related to software to help in facilitating communications and advocacy and media relations

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

NFIB influences public policy at the state and federal level, and to be the resource for small and independent business in America. The Tools and Tips section provides an abundance of articles relating to marketing and sales with specific topics that include Creative Ideas Don't Have to Be Costly, Take... (continued)

Taggedadvocacyetc.)assistance (sources of free info & materials)news (sources to read news/media)newsgroups (findingusingnewsletters (free)reference materials (dictionarieson-line search tipsreferences

Designing and Marketing Your Programs

Program services to clients are the primary reason that the nonprofit exists. It's critical to know how to plan and market programs. People often consider marketing to be the same as advertising. It's not. Advertising is only one part of marketing. Marketing is the wide range of activities involved in making sure that... (continued)

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsmedia relationsmanaging your public imagemanaging media relationsevaluating communications strategies

Green Media Toolshed

Building and strengthening the communications infrastructure for the environmental movement. Green Media Toolshed is committed to providing tools and managing the communities' media assets (assets can be a variety of intellectual property, artwork, or hardware) to improve the effectiveness of communications between environmental groups... (continued)

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsmedia relationsmanaging your public imagemanaging media relationsevaluating communications strategies

Planning and Facilitating Meetings

Article addressing a checklist to prepare and focus meetings for greater effectiveness. Some sections cover meeting roles, organization, evaluation, and good meeting participation.

Article addressing a checklist to prepare and focus meetings for greater effectiveness. Some sections cover meeting roles, organization,... (continued)

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsadvocacyexternalnull

Driving Performance Through Knowledge Management

This article discusses the two sides of knowledge management: capturing organizational knowledge; and the leveraging and re-use of that knowledge. A well-designed KM system must attend to both sides of this equation.

This article discusses the two sides of knowledge management: capturing organizational... (continued)

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsadvocacyexternalnull

How to Make Meetings Work

This book describes how to effectively design, facilitate, and manage meetings in order to increase productivity.

http://www.amazon.com/Make-Meetings-Work-Michael-Doyle/dp/0425138704

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsadvocacyexternalnull

Nonprofit Internet Strategies

Book providing guidelines and best practices for online marketing, communications, and fundraising strategies for nonprofits.

Book providing guidelines and best practices for online marketing, communications, and fundraising strategies for nonprofits.

http://www.amazon.com/Nonprofit-Internet-Strategies-Communications-Fundraising/dp/0471691887

Taggedevaluationpublic relationscommunicationsorganizational communicationscommunication

Crafting Effective Persuasive Arguments

Article defining the process of persuasion and the required elements to be successful. The article also provides links to examples high-stakes persuasion.

Article defining the process of persuasion and the required elements to be successful. The article also provides links to examples high-stakes persuasion.

http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/treatment/usepersn.htm

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsadvocacyexitorganizational communicationsfeedbackinterviewing (by mediafor jobscommunication

eNews

This newsletter focuses on the basics of knowledge management (KM) for nonprofits and foundations. While the field is still very much in its infancy, the philanthropic community increasingly recognizes that the creation of social capital depends not just on funding, but on effectively capturing and sharing knowledge.

http://www.iapps.com/News/News.htm

Taggedpublic relationscommunicationsadvocacyexternalnull

Load More