Annual Media Mixer – June 20, 2018

Every summer, the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCM Network) hosts its Annual Media Mixer so that members and guests can meet the media and media can hear about potential news ideas. EVENT HASHTAG: #NCMNmedia This annual event supports NCM Network’s Ruth Collander Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships to communications and journalism students attending Southern…

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…

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…

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…