Communications

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Released: 04/2002

This report, Overcoming the Jitters, singled out regional associations of grantmakers as a logical starting point to help diverse foundations work with the news media.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport
Audience: All Members



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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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Resource Type: Best PracticeExternal LinkReport



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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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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
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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: 02/2014

In this article, Idealware explains how you can help ensure people receive the emails you send them including strategies for how to keep your bulk emails in your constituents' inbox, not the spam folder.

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Resource Type: Blog Post
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: 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: 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: 08/2010

For anyone involved in social change communications, this report provides evidence and guidance on connecting people to stories that demonstrate what works.

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