Nonprofit PR

5 Tips for Nonprofits Looking to Recruit and Engage Influencers

March 19th, 2018 by

Working with influencers can be an excellent way for a nonprofit to increase donations and share its message and goals with a wider audience. But as a communicator for a nonprofit organization, it can be challenging to find the right influencer and convince them to be an advocate for your organization. Here are five tips on how to go about recruiting and rewarding them.

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How St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Uses Instagram to Make Science Fun

September 29th, 2017 by

For Carrie Strehlau, turning a complex subject into an engaging story is part of her everyday challenge. Strehlau, a senior social media specialist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has found Instagram Stories to be a great vehicle for highlighting and humanizing the hospital’s work. In this Q&A, she shares her approach to the platform, how she measures success and why spontaneity can be just as important as prep work when it comes to Instagram Stories.

How to Build Effective Coalitions That Advance Your Cause

July 25th, 2017 by

The work of a coalition can be critical in influencing public perceptions on a social issue, promoting new scientific findings, advocating for a profession or advancing legislation. Getting a coalition of disparate groups to work smoothly sometimes can be challenging, however. Below are takeaways that are relevant for groups considering forming or joining a coalition to advance a cause.

Girls Write Now’s Maya Nussbaum: Mentorship That Makes a Real Difference

January 17th, 2017 by

In her keynote presentation on Jan. 24 at PR News’ Top Women in PR luncheon in New York, Maya Nussbaum, founder and executive director of mentoring organization Girls Write Now, will share with honorees and attendees her thoughts on how to make a real difference as a mentor for the next generation of women.

How a Corrections Dept. Built Thought Leadership

December 5th, 2016 by

With the multitude of social media and online channels, it’s easier than ever to push out information. Everyone with a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account is a publisher. On the other hand, the proliferation of channels makes it fiercely competitive to get noticed. Yet if it’s important that your organization or brand showcase its expertise and be seen as a principal in its field, thought leadership is one way to go. Below are some ways the Orange County Corrections Department (OCCD) is weaving thought leadership into its PR plans.

How I Used a Knowledge Gap to Learn About Integrated Marketing

September 19th, 2016 by

In this weekly feature we ask PR pros to spot trends and discuss how they are reacting to them. In this edition we hear from Stephanie Elsea, VP, communications, Southwest Affiliate, American Heart Association.

2015 PR People Awards: PR Professional of the Year/Nonprofit

December 9th, 2015 by

Winner: Patrick R. Riccards, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, Woodrow Wilson Foundation At the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Patrick Riccards has demonstrated leadership through his ability to step in, on day one, and build a full-service… Continued

#GivingTuesday Offers Lessons in Partnering and Activation

December 1st, 2015 by

Corporate and personal brands celebrate #GivingTuesday.

Agency Fuses Star Power With #HELLOHarlemNYC for the Boys & Girls Club

November 13th, 2015 by

Even savvy nonprofits like the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem can struggle to break through the noise. But never fear, that’s where an agency partner comes in.

2015 Digital PR Awards: Digital PR Team of the Year – Nonprofit

November 9th, 2015 by

Winner: UN Foundation The job of the United Nations Foundation’s Digital Public Relations team is to help tell the ongoing story and accomplishments of the UN Foundation and more than a dozen of its campaigns… Continued