A list of podcasts compiled through the collaboration of organizations belonging to United Philanthropy Forum.
Effective storytelling can warm hearts, shift moods, and inspire action-but crafting your story can be a daunting task! In this webinar, hear from community foundations who have gone beyond basic communications to transform their messaging through storytelling.
The end of the calendar year inspires charitable giving, as evidenced by the stacks of solicitations that arrive in our mailboxes. And most of us approach the inevitable appeal in the same way (usually hurriedly, as if taken by surprise or perfunctorily, as if merely an obligation). But what if we were to look at it with fresh eyes? What if we could stand out in the crowd? Learn about strategies to do just that including: developing your year-end strategy and communications plan; messaging and storytelling; educating donors; and positioning your board as year-end giving ambassadors. Consider the power of Giving Days and ways to analyze and segment your database
Do you receive questions and inquires about planned gifts from donors or professional advisors? Do you need a bequest brochure for a donor meeting or seminar? What marketing resources are available since the IRA Rollover is now permanent? In this webinar, Chris Sizemore with Endowment Development Services (EDS) provides an overview of the e-Booklets tool, including ideas for utilizing this valuable resource with various target audiences. Chris will also share other budget-friendly ideas for marketing planned gifts to donors and allied professionals. e-Booklets is a free resource to Indiana community foundations.
When it comes to crafting strategic communications, more isn’t always better. Targeted communications to donors often means doing less, more deliberately and with a custom touch. But where do you begin when honing in on a targeted approach? Learn how one foundation has seen tangible results from implementing a targeted communication plan, and the steps they took to achieve it.
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This is is the first webinar out of IPA's Communications Webinar Series. There are four webinars that are part of this series.
Are you telling your foundation's story in a way that demands attention and increases understanding? Did you know our brains process images 60,000 times faster than text? Learn how to turn your data into compelling pictures that will engage your donors, trustees, and your community! During this webinar you will learn why visualizing data is important, review a planning structure to guide the process, get helpful tips, web resources, and free tools to create data visualizations, infographics, and dashboards.
Many low-income debtors are especially vulnerable to debt scams, including high up-front fees, penalties for early payoffs, inflated interest rates, and "deals" targeting senior citizens, low-income borrowers, and people with poor credit.
These models provide examples of advocacy-focused efforts that could have useful implications for funding collaborative communications strategies and infrastructure in grassroots organizing groups.
Idealware partnered with Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey to create A Practical Guide to Integrated Communications: A Workbook for Nonprofits to help organizations understand how to plan, schedule, and integrate communications into cohesive messaging around your campaigns and the equally important times between them.
This study produced by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides an overview of the effectiveness and accomplishments of various communications training opportunities offered to grantees.
A joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzing mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Mature donors.
This report identifies defining elements of strategic foundation leaders; characteristics of their plans, communications, grantmaking, and assessments; need to back strategic plans with logic models; and challenges. Includes excerpts of interviews and case summaries.
How can grantmakers measure if communications for social change are working? Find guidelines for measuring social change and explore case studies with varying levels of success from the Communication for Social Change Consortium.
Checklist focusing on a foundation’s transparency in communicating key information about the organization to its constituents and the broader public.
An excellent tipsheet of Do's and Don'ts during the interview process with media developed by Tom Wadsworth of Wadsworth Communications.