On Monday, December 1, 2014, the Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute (NSRI) at Seton Hall University hosted sustainability and success workshops featuring industry experts from Red Rooster Group, Kessler Foundation, iCoachiDesign, WomenRising and Change for Kids. The event marked the launch of NSRI's "Trending Tips" series, quick and practical variety workshops designed to give nonprofit organization representatives useful tools and advice that they can incorporate into their organization.
Over seventy participants learned how to effectively communicate their message through images and successfully engage donors, funders, and media. "We believe harnessing the power of branding and marketing can improve the way nonprofits communicate, appeal to donors, engage members and volunteers, and achieve their missions more effectively," said Howard Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group. "Attendees will leave with practical messages they can put to use immediately."
The first workshop, Turn Your Mission Into Your Message—Increase Your Organization's Impact, featured Jill Greenbaum, Principal at iCoachiDesign, and Howard Levy, Principal at Red Rooster Group. The second workshop, Secrets of Marketing and Development Success, focused on strategic marketing and development strategies along with tips to generate growth in fundraising, enrollment and client retention. Colin Smith, Executive Director at Change for Kids, Inc., who successfully increased his organization's budget by 1500 percent, Meg Paradise, award-winning champion and leader of women's initiatives and Director of Development at Women Rising, and Elaine Katz, SVP of Grants and Communications at the Kessler Foundation shared their experience, knowledge and advice with the audience. "Nonprofits that are working together toward an ultimate goal is a powerful force in itself," said Ms. Katz, "We need to be sharing knowledge with one another about our experiences regarding growth, innovation and success."
The mission of the NSRI, an arm of the Center for Public Service at
Seton Hall University, is to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector
in New Jersey and nationally by utilizing the resources of the Seton
Hall community in collaboration with other individuals and
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For more information on NSRI and how you can get involved, please contact Audrey Winkler, Director, at email@example.com or at (973) 761-2734.