Communications & Marketing

Getting StartedCommunications-Marketing Eight Basic Steps to Marketing Your Nonprofit Organization

Fenton: Social Change Communications

Forbes: Content Marketing and Nonprofits

Foundation Center: A Guide to Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations

Getting Attention: Nonprofit Marketing Plan Template

Hubspot: How to Create a Holiday Marketing Campaign

MNN 411 Article: Hire Out or Invest Within?

MNN 411 Article: Who’s Your Brand Champion?

Network for Good: Organizing Your Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Nonprofit Hub: How to Create Your Initial Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Nonprofit Marketing Guide: 5 Goals for a Nonprofit Content Marketing Strategy

Selfish Giving: Consultation, Blog and Publications


Annual Reports

Yearly: A Tool for Building Online Reports Online

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Online Annual Reports- A Sampling

National Council of Nonprofits (NCN): Nonprofit Annual Reports

Network for Good: Top Five Questions about Nonprofit Annual Reports


Communicating to the Media How to Pitch a Nonprofit Story to the Media

Cause Vox: 8 Principles for Writing a Nonprofit Press Release

Hubspot: How to Write a Press Release

Inc.: How to Write a Press Release

TSNE MissionWorks: Winning Media Coverage for the Work You Do

TSNE MissionWorks: Writing a Pitch to the Media


Crisis Communication

Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Nonprofit Crisis Communications 101: Shorten the News Cycle

Nonprofit Risk Management Center: Crisis Communications



Hubspot: 29 Free Online Design Tools for Creating Stunning Visual Content

MNN 411 Article: How to Get the Photos You Need

Nonprofit Tech for Good: 111 Low-Cost or Free Online Tools for Nonprofits

Techsoup: A Few Good Online Survey Tools for Your Nonprofit

Canva for Nonprofits


Mass Communications How to Keep Donors Engaged with a Donor Newsletter

Communications Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Network for Good: Bring Your e-Newsletter from Snoring to Soaring

Nonprofit Expert: Nonprofit Newsletter Basics

USPS: Business Mail 101 Permits and Postage


Online Branding & Social Media 12 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Expertise: 5 Steps to Master Small Business Social Media

Network for Good: 10 Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit Website

Wired Impact: 10 Well Designed Responsive Nonprofit Websites

Socialbrite: Should You Start a Blog for Your Nonprofit


Presenting & Public Speaking

Hubspot: 7 Little Known PowerPoint Tricks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Fortune: Public Speaking

Toastmasters International



GiveGab’s Storytelling template

Nonprofit Hub: 7 Tips for Sharing Stories About Your Work

Nonprofit Hub: Free Guides

For those seeking information on fundraising communications, see our Development Resources page.

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