Dec. 4 Holiday Event: ABC7 Nonprofit Communications and Media Network

Let’s celebrate the holidays with ABC7’s news and public affairs staff to honor Ruth House (at right in photo) for her inspiring commitment to public service and to the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network.         To recognize Ruth’s contributions to the community, please bring a new, non-giftwrapped toy or sports equipment as part of…

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…

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…