May 16 program: Nonprofits & the Changing Media Landscape

News media staff continue to shrink. Although some remain, there are not as many specific “beat” reporters to cover highly specific topics. Many news journalists are required to be generalists and also expected to create content for multiple platforms. How do these and other changes in the media landscape affect news gathering? How can nonprofit…

April 18 program: Emotionally Connecting with your Audiences for Greater Impact

Is how you’re presenting your organization just like everyone else? It’s time to break out and stop just doing things the way you’ve been doing them. We live in a world where we’re bombarded by content and wonder how to best manage the incoming and the outgoing. If the big companies and organizations are hogging…

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…