Communications

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Released: 01/2008

Do you know if your communications are working? Have you ever asked? If the answer to both questions is “no,” you’re not alone.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeExternal Link
Audience: All Members



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Released: 09/2013

The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide was created to help organizations determine what results and benefits can be reasonably expect from social media, with a workbook to guide organizations through the process of identifying the right channels for different goals.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport



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Released: 05/2006

Why do so many presentations fail to engage, educate, or persuade? Drawing from unprecedented research on nonprofit presentations, this book provides the answers.

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Released: 06/2009

In 2009, CMF hosted a conference call that showcased two successful examples of communication strategies used by our member organizations and provided a facilitated space for everyone to share their ideas and ask questions.

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Released: 05/2010

A joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzes mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Mature donors.

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Resource Type: ResearchSurvey Results



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Released: 08/2012

This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy collects survey responses from more than 6,000 grantees about their experiences with foundations' social media. CEP found that the majority of foundations use social media tools in their work, but very few grantees use social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff; those that do find those resources less helpful than other communication resources for learning about the foundation.

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Resource Type: ResearchSurvey Results
Audience: All Members



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Released: 05/2010

The purpose of this case study is to share with other foundations some of the benefits and lessons learned thus far by the Foellinger Foundation as grantees have implemented an unconventional type of grant.

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Released: 06/2010

Moving Beyond the Money, the second in a series by Theodora Lurie, analyzes how one foundation promoted better media coverage of philanthropy through editorial board outreach.

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Resource Type: Case Study



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Released: 10/2011

This curated collection of online tools, tutorials and resources is designed to help nonprofits and ethnic and community news organizations navigate the often intimidating and ever-evolving new media landscape.

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Released: 02/2007

Sample crisis communications readiness checklist from from Al Czarnecki Communications; focus on ten things to put into place prior to a crisis.

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Resource Type: Sample Document
Audience: All Members



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