Posts Categorized: Funder Relations

4 Ways to Help Grantees Share Their Stories

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Nonprofit organizations that receive grants from private foundations usually have beautiful stories to tell. They are on the ground building stronger and healthier communities, working one-on-one with individuals and families to improve their lives. But oftentimes these organizations don’t have the staff, capacity or resources to invest in communications. A foundation that invests in people

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Why Your Nonprofit Should Monitor Media Coverage

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Nonprofits that keep their ears perked by employing listening devices are well-poised to strategically respond to what others are saying about your organization. Online “listening” can refer to a number of tactics—social media monitoring, target audience analysis or key message penetration—but we find that monitoring media coverage is one of the most effective tools for

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Giving Tuesday: Why it Matters for Your Oregon Nonprofit

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This Friday, Oregonians will wake up pre-dawn, bellies still stuffed with turkey and cranberry sauce, to line up for Fred Meyer’s annual Black Friday sock sale. On Saturday, Portlanders will shop local for Small Business Saturday, and online steals will dominate Cyber Monday. Following these days of shopping frenzies where Americans will spend billions of

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4 Lessons Learned at the Communications Network Annual Conference

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I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Communications Network Conference in New Orleans last week, an annual gathering of communications professionals from nonprofits, foundations and industry consultants like Prichard Communications. Not only was I able to catch up with friends at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a client with whom our roots run

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