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Nonprofit and Media Collaborations

By Sandra Cyr, Philanthropy Journal
June 5, 2017

The push for cross-sector collaboration is everywhere lately. While this may seem like a recent trend in the nonprofit sector, working collaboratively and benefiting from shared learning has led to the success of the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCM Network) for more than 60 years.

Founded in 1955, NCM Network’s main purpose is to help nonprofits connect and work more effectively with the media in the Southern California community to improve communications and cause awareness for greater impact.

…Too often, communication professionals do not have access to a ready network of peers to interact with in person to share information. NCM Network offers a space for nonprofit and news media peers to come together and connect in ways that are not happening elsewhere. Read more

NCMN Hosts a Discussion on “Fake News”

By Joanna Ramos
April 28, 2017

A discussion about media credibility, journalistic ethics and “fake news” was hosted April 19 at ABC7 in Glendale by the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCMN). The panelists included a wide range of experts who spoke openly about the issues they see in the media and their opinion on what should be done. Read more


Megan Cavallari will be a featured panelist at the next NonProfit and Communications and Media Networks Program

By Don411.com Media

Award-winning TV/film composer Megan Cavallari will be a featured panelist at the upcoming Nonprofit Communications and Media Network’s Event: Share the Love for Nonprofit Collaborations. Read more


Award-Winning Composer and Talk Foundation Founder Megan Cavallari To Discuss Raising Press Awareness

By Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Cavallari founded The Talk Foundation, a non-profit that gives children and teenagers with life threatening illnesses the opportunity to express themselves through sound. Panelists will discuss how collaborations can be leveraged to make connections with the press to increase awareness of non-profit’s missions. Read more


A day for “Quality Time with PR Minds”

By NCM Network

On December 10, 2016, NCM Network partnered with the Public Relations Society of America – Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA) to present the 15th Annual “Quality Time with PR Minds” program, a one-day event where teams of PR professionals volunteer their time and share their expertise with nonprofit organizations. Through one-on-one brainstorming sessions, PR teams and the organizations they are matched with identify opportunities and tackle challenges to build stronger communication strategies. NCM Network’s Co-President Andy Weisser served as moderator for the media panel discussion. Check out some photos on Facebook.


A 5-Step PR Strategic Plan on National Philanthropy Day

By NCM Network

On November 17, 2016, Marisol Barrios, NCM Network Board Member, gave a presentation entitled, “Creating Impact with GRACE: A 5-Step PR Strategic Plan,”  as part of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Los Angeles Chapter’s (AFP-LA) celebration of National Philanthropy Day. Here’s a photo on Instagram.


How to Have a Fun and Successful #GivingTuesday

By Kristin Marguerite Doidge

The #GivingTuesday social movement was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y cultural organization in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, a global movement was launched that has engaged with more than 30,000 organizations worldwide. Read more