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

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

Register Now

(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)


WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room
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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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WNYLRC Special Libraries Breakfast Discussion

Join your colleagues for a Special Libraries Breakfast Discussion at WNYLRC on Thursday September 14 from  8:30am to 11am

Trying to find a place to store your newest accessions? Still haven’t found space for things already part of your holdings? You are not alone!

Why not join your colleagues from across the region to discuss the issue of physical storage for collections and what common concerns and/or challenges you may have. As part of the discussion, we have invited guests to join us who have been involved in cooperative efforts with multiple organizations to develop shared spaces for storage and programming. They can relate some of their experiences and maybe provide ideas and suggestions for tackling the space dilemma!

If you can attend, please register by Wednesday September 6th!

See you then!