March 14 Program: The State of Social Media for Nonprofits — How to Create Your Own Newsroom with Social Media

Special March Program: We are happy to once again partner with the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) for our annual social media trends and best practices workshop! Confused by all the social media platforms and wonder if you are using the right one to reach your audience? Looking for the media to give you…

Scholarship Application due 5/31!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship Program! The purpose of this scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate excellent potential for improving the lives of the Southern California community through a communications career. To learn more and apply for the 2018-19 scholarship, please visit https://ncmnetwork.org/scholarship/. The application deadline is…

Feb. 21 program: Using (Sometimes Sticky) Issues of the Day to Promote Your Cause

We all come across topics that are culturally, socially or politically tricky or sticky.  Sometimes it’s a long-standing issue, sometimes it’s a product of the times.  For nonprofits and media, how can these issues and situations be useful?  Are they things to avoid?  How is it best to frame a sticky subject to make it…

December 13 Program: Nonprofits Connecting with National Awareness Months

Are awareness months effective? For both nonprofits and media, what are the benefits and energy-drains of participating in awareness month activities and what are the determining factors in deciding if awareness month investments are worth it? How can nonprofits help to ensure positive outcomes through awareness months? These are just a few of the questions we…

November 15 Program: Nonprofit and Corporate Partnerships–Creating with Purpose

What are the elements that create strong nonprofit and corporate partnerships? How do nonprofit organizations and corporations find each other and get started, and how can media play a role? How are these partnerships maintained and grown? These are just a few of the questions we will explore during this interactive discussion. Panelists: Paula Brynen, Director,…