Nonprofit Works Workshop: Mission-Driven Communications
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room


Description: This workshop provides non-profit organizations with an introduction to the basic elements of a mission-driven communications strategy — including identifying audiences, crafting cogent messages, and using a variety of tools and techniques to deliver them. Includes exercises on relating interim goals to audiences, crafting messages, and (with attendee participation) communications “makeovers”.

Topics include:

  • Using your organization’s mission and interim goals to identify your audience(s)
  • Analyzing demographics and culture to determine how to reach audiences
  • Tailoring your message to your audiences and choosing the right means to reach them
  • Communications tools — digital platforms, printed materials, the media, and others

(Note: For a more in-depth discussion of working with the media, inquire about our Media Relations workshop)

  • Cost: $75 per person (only $45 for WNYLRC members) - includes resource materials that participants can adapt for their organization's specific needs

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(Use "Register Now" link above to register directly with Nonprofit Works - there are a limited number of WNYLRC discounts available - apply the code "NPW115" to receive discount and pay only $45)


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Speaker Name:
John Wilner, Communications, Nonprofit Works
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John has spent 30 years working for a variety of non-profit organizations (and a few for-profit ones) as a researcher, reporter, editor, director of publications, and communications consultant. Among his employers / clients have been Boardnet, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Charitableway, CompassPoint, the Earth Island Institute, Global Exchange, Habitat for Humanity, Health Initiatives for Youth, the Health Trust, Hearst Newspapers, the Population Leadership Program, the Public Health Institute, the SF Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Strategic Press Information Network, the Sustainable News Center, United Press International, WNET, and World Broadcast News.

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Unconference: INTERSECT: Where People & Ideas Meet! (Early Bird Registration)

INTERSECT is not your grandmother's library conference!

This brand new regional gathering of library and information professionals will be taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Buffalo, NY on Friday, October 5, 2018.

The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.

INTERSECT: Where People and Ideas Meet!

Program and session descriptions can be viewed here:

Activities, including workshops and tours, will be held during lunch time.

Early bird registration will be available to everyone until August 15th, after which the registration price will increase to $40 for WNYLRC members and $50 for non-members.

Please fill out our form on preferred sessions, lunch activities, and your meal selection once you've registered:

Spaces for each session and lunch activities are limited -- so sign up soon!

If you need disability accommodations, please email Caitlin at

There is $5/day valet parking only for guests of our Unconference at the Hilton Garden Inn.

We have a block of rooms reserved with a special conference rate at the Hilton Garden Inn available on a first come, first serve basis if you wish to stay overnight. You can book online at with the booking code: WNYLR. You can also call Hilton Garden Inn at either 1-855-446-1178 or 716-848-1000 and inform the agent that helps you of the dates that you wish to book and the special code (WNYLR).