Communications & Public Affairs

Effective Nonprofits communicate clearly and frequently with constituents and partners. Effective Nonprofits use their voice to represent their constituents and influence change at grassroots and policy levels. Effective Nonprofits maintain close connection, communication, and organizational representation with the community they serve and represent and inform them of their right to advocate and self-determination.

Professional Development and Learning:

Resource Topics On This Page:

1. Nonprofit Sector Reports
2. Advocacy & Lobbying
3. Public Policy & Public Relations 
4. Marketing & Communications
5. Social Media

1. Nonprofit Sector Reports

Philanthropy Reports - Resource Development Page

2. Advocacy & Lobbying

  • SB 606: Oregon Nonprofit Modernization Act - NAO Webpage
  • Advocacy Resources - NAO
  • Advocacy Cheat Sheet for Nonprofits - NAO 
  • Nonprofits and Electoral Activities - NAO
  • Nonprofits Guide to Lobbying and Political Activity - D.C. Bar Probono Center 
  • Nonprofits and Ballot Measures Fact Sheet - Nonprofit Vote 
  • Guide to Recordkeeping for Advocacy Charities: Keeping Track - Boulder Advocacy 
  • Oregon Congressional Representatives - Govtrack

3. Public Policy & Public Relations

4. Marketing & Communications

5. Social Media

  • Social Media Articles - NTEN 
  • Social Media Courses - NTEN 
  • 8 Ways to Become a Tweetstar - NonprofitReady (Video)*
  • How to Create a Nonprofit Social Media Policy - Wild Apricot 
  • Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook - TechImpact 
  • Social Media Practices for Nonprofits - A Comprehensive Guide - Media Cause 

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