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…

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…

Media Mixer Sparks News Coverage & Connections for Non Profits

On June 21, a balmy Wednesday evening, over 100 people showed up to the CBS Studios’ Neighborhood Street Set for the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network’s (NCM) Annual Media Mixer. NCM Co-Presidents Andy Weisser (communications/PR consultant) and Ruth House (public affairs supervisor with ABC7), along with KCBS2/KCAL9 News Director Bill Dallman, welcomed everyone. The event raised nearly $2,000…

Annual Media Mixer – June 21

Every summer, the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCM Network) hosts the Annual Media Mixer so that members and guests can meet the media. This annual event supports our Ruth Collander Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships to communications and journalism students attending Southern California colleges and universities. If you’ve attended a previous Media Mixer, you…

Branding Is More Important for Nonprofits Than For-Profit Businesses

NCM Network invites guest bloggers to share their expertise on the NCM Network Blog. This post was written by branding authority, Bill Ellis, who is dedicated to making good brands better. His philosophy is “Give exceptional value. Receive extraordinary results.” Whether as a coach, thought partner, speaker, or strategist, Bill commits his unique perspective, vast…