Category Archives: Non-Profit

Choose the “Right” Charitable Nonprofit

By Tom Garrity, President of  The Garrity Group Previously, we’ve discussed what nonprofits can do to increase their relevance before their target audiences. Today, we’ll tackle some thoughts on things that corporate leaders should consider when identifying ways to contribute time and resources for a nonprofit or community issue: Look at existing resources – How…

PRConsultants Group Made Some Magic in Orlando

By Amy Kossoff Smith, President, Write Ideas, Inc. and Founder/Editor of PRCG Powerlines, @WriteIdeasPR When 40 public relations consultants get together, there’s bound to be some magic sparks.  This year’s 11th Annual  PRConsultants Group Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a great example of long-time peers collaborating on the latest in strategy, technology, valuation, community service,…

A New Year Resolution for Non Profit Organizations

Cousin Eddie, the infamous befuddled relative from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, is someone who makes the hair on the back of neck stand on end. Cousin Eddie will say and do the most outlandish things that leave you forcing a smile, scratching and shaking your head, and questioning the integrity of your family. In marketing…

Prepare Now for Social Media Opportunities

By Deb Trivitt, President, Trivitt Public Relations Omaha Gives 2013 was a recent opportunity for Omaha non-profits to raise money via a social media campaign orchestrated by the Omaha Community Foundation. This one day fundraiser (yep, just 24 hours) was hugely successful for some agencies and woefully disastrous for others.   I have two nonprofit clients. …

CSI Meets PR at Kansas City Conference

by Amy Kossoff Smith Write Ideas, Inc. @WriteIdeasPR This year’s PRConsultants Group Conference rallied 32 PR pros from around the country in Kansas City for professional development, networking, and some CSI (Communication Strategies and Innovation) fun.  Conference Chairs Alex Greenwood, Barb Harris, and Sharon Kreher, along with a committee*, planned 2+ jam packed days of…

Social Madness is Cured Through Engagement

It is now almost commonplace, getting bombarded by people asking for your “vote”.  I am not talking about candidates running for public office.  This is the barrage of organizations that are seeking you to vote for their businesses as a part of a social media contest. Some of the successful “contests” include the Pepsi Refresh…

Should You Drop Your Blogging Schedule?

By Alex Greenwood * AlexGPR * Kansas City, MO The folks at Men with Pens say that you should ditch your regular blogging schedule. Hmm…contrarian they may be…but does it make sense? Here’s an excerpt: Here’s what the rules told us to do: Blog according to a schedule, and you’d be conveying that your blog…

Social Enterprises – A Revolution in the Non-Profit World

      By Dawn Stranne PRConsultants Group, San Francisco Bay Area Not only did PRConsultants Group members have dozens of “Ah-Ha!” moments during our annual conference last month in Charleston, we had plenty of “Oohs and Ahhs” too!  Especially when Jeffrey Ory and Bob Schiers shared how their firms created and managed an event…

A Non-Profit Element Increases News Coverage of Commercial Events

By Brendy Barr News media outlets are short on staff, short on time and short on budget…yet they are swamped with an assortment of daily events and press releases that are all vying for an assignment editor’s attention.  Priorities are set and choices are made as to which events will make the cut for news…

Crisis Communications – Lessons Learned by a Nonprofit

By Brenda Thompson, Brenda Thompson Communications A nonprofit organization providing services to 32,000 children in Austin, Texas, imploded recently when it was discovered that the agency was more than $3 million in debt to the IRS, had “financial irregularities” in its audits, and had no money left to continue operating. Arrest warrants have been issued…