The Nonprofit Communications Engine is a framework designed to help nonprofit leaders build, refine, and optimize their organization’s ability to communicate effectively. Based on Sarah Durham’s new book, “The Nonprofit Communications Engine: A leader’s guide to managing mission-driven marketing and communications”, this session is for nonprofit leaders who need to set clearer goals, build a stronger team, and manage communications in their organization so it truly advances the mission. You’ll learn a scalable theory that you can apply to your organization immediately.
Due to COVID-19, we'll be hosting this event as a Zoom webinar. Please register here to attend and we'll send the link to registrants on the day of the event.
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CEO - Big Duck and Advomatic
Sarah is an entrepreneur and creative consultant with a passion for helping nonprofits communicate more effectively so they can advance their missions.Read More
Sarah is an entrepreneur and creative consultant with a passion for helping nonprofits communicate more effectively so they can advance their missions.
She founded Big Duck in 1994 to help nonprofits increase their visibility, raise money, and communicate more effectively. In 2019, she acquired Advomatic, which builds and supports websites for nonprofits. She spends her days guiding these businesses and talking with nonprofit leaders about their communications.
The author of Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2010) and The Nonprofit Communications Engine: A Leader’s Guide to Managing Mission-driven Marketing and Communications (Big Duck Studio, 2020), Sarah’s expertise has been borrowed by NPR, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Guidestar, and others. She is a sought-after speaker on branding, fundraising, and other nonprofit communications topics. She was named a “top fundraiser under 40” by Fundraising Success magazine in 2006, and one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company magazine in 2010. As an adjunct professor at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Sarah taught strategic communications to other aspiring nonprofit communicators for many years.
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Director, Content OperationsSee Bio
Ann Nguyen is the Technical Creative Director at Whole Whale and has been making splashes since 2013 in the areas of design, development, and A/B testing. She keeps the New York team afloat and works directly with clients on using design and tech to scale their impact. During her time at Whole Whale, Ann has overseen site builds that include DREAM, the LAMP, and Donate Life America. Ann is also the product manager behind Lighthouse by Whole Whale and is currently working with Power Poetry on their Poetry Genome.
Ann is a regular speaker and lecturer on nonprofit tech and design topics, having recently presented at Strata and NTC and guest lectured at NYU, Columbia, and Sarah Lawrence College.
Tuttle has worked with hundreds of purpose-driven organizations over his 20+ year career, developing groundbreaking national & global campaigns that reach & engage millions annually. As the CEO of TuttleCo, a digital strategy agency, he is also a frequent speaker nationally, training nonprofits on utilizing digital to build awareness, engage constituents, and increase organizational impact.
Brianna is a creative director and content strategist focused on helping nonprofits further their missions by improving their visual communications. She’s worked with organizations like Action Against Hunger, Equality Now, the National Hemophilia Foundation, and more. She works for CFR’s Education initiative, which creates educational tools to make international relations more accessible to all.
As Director of Content Operations at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Joe Moran leads a team that works at the intersection of people, process, and technology to optimize resources, enhance workflows, and foster data-driven decision making so communicators can focus on creating high-quality, impactful content for the Parkinson’s community.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Joe was Chief Innovation Officer at True Colors United, a national organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness, where he oversaw creative, digital strategies, human resources, and project management. He also spent eight years building the communications and technology department at Quality Services for the Autism Community, a New York-based service provider with over 1,000 employees. Since 2015, Joe has trained nonprofit professionals from hundreds of organizations across the country on global standards for project management.
Joe is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).