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A marketing and publicity guide from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

This benchmark report and guide is the first to examine how and what nonprofits are doing with video and what best practices have emerged.

Audience: All Funders

NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.

Audience: Program Staff

Idealware's Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook shows how to develop policies and practices for your organization.

Audience: All Funders

In this article, Idealware explains how you can help ensure people receive the emails you send them including strategies for how to keep your bulk emails in your constituents' inbox, not the spam folder.

Audience: All Funders

This study produced by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides an overview of the effectiveness and accomplishments of various communications training opportunities offered to grantees.

How can funders get started both thinking about and actually investing in news and information projects? This booklet is a quick primer for foundations interested in making media, journalism or community-information grants.

Audience: All Funders

A new report co-produced by the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the Williams Group, and the Communications Network, explores the value of foundation annual reports: why we do them and whether they do any good. Is there a better way for foundations to communicate about their work?

Audience: All Funders

Foundations are committing more resources than ever before to communicating about their work and missions -- yet grantees continue to give funders low marks when it comes to fostering a clear understanding of what the foundation is trying to accomplish and where they fit in.

Audience: All Funders

For anyone involved in social change communications, this report provides evidence and guidance on connecting people to stories that demonstrate what works.

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