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19NTC Session

Ultimate Communications Toolkit – Tried and True Resources Everyone Can Use

“Team of one.” “Winging it.” If you’ve ever described yourself with these phrases, we get you. Your time is split between a million high-priority tasks, some you’ve never even done before! We’ve been there, too.

Enter the Ultimate Communications Toolkit! [*jazz hands*] This comprehensive guide offers practical information in virtually every area of communications,  from how to develop a communications plan to what tools you need to raise awareness and funds. You’ll receive templates, checklists, and case studies that will help newbies and veterans alike tackle a variety of communications conundrums.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn core communications principles for your day-to-day activities and your long-term strategy
  • Take home templates, checklists, and worksheets to help strengthen your organization's communications
  • Understand best practices and considerations for moving a printed piece online (a PDF doesn't cut it!)

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Courtney Clark

VP of Design

Forum One

Courtney Clark is the Vice President of Design at Forum One. She’s a user experience designer and content strategist with over a decade of experience designing for nonprofits, foundations, and government. Some of her recent clients include Peace Corps, Smithsonian, American Red Cross, MacArthur Foundation, and California Air Resources Board. She currently leads the design team at Forum One where she manages and mentors staff, grows and improves the design practice, and brings design thinking and strategy to project teams and clients.

Vanessa Schnaidt

Group Account Director

Cause Communications

Vanessa Schnaidt is the Group Account Director at Cause Communications, the first nonprofit to focus exclusively on communications effectiveness in the social sector. Vanessa leads the ongoing development of the organization’s capacity building tools and training programs, in addition to overseeing projects within the organization’s consulting practice. Vanessa has been helping causes leverage strategic communications to achieve their missions for 15 years, serving in leadership roles at a variety of national nonprofits, grantmaking public charities, foundations, and agencies. She also serves on the national Board of Directors for the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.


March 13, 2019


10:30am – 11:45am