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20NTC Session

Accidental and Newbie Communications Directors: What You Need to Know to Be Effective Fast


Are you the first communications director at your nonprofit? Or were you hired or promoted into the job, even though communications is not your primary area of experience or training?

No fear, you aren’t alone! The Communications Director title is still a relatively new one in the sector, the job is constantly evolving, and just about everyone is making it up as they go.

During this session, we’ll discuss comms strategy and planning basics, and some internal ground rules and workflows to build early, so you avoid big problems later. We’ll also talk about how to “manage from the middle” and build a culture inside your nonprofit that supports great communications with those outside the organization.


Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what a nonprofit communications strategy and plan look like
  • Get tips on how to effectively manage communications from the middle of the org chart
  • Build a culture that supports effective communications work


Case Study


260 - 261


April 12, 2018


10:30am – 12:00pm



CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.5

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