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,…

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…