Five Things I've Learned as a Comms Coordinator

Reporting back from 120 days at Aspiration, here's how I've kept my sanity and grown into my communications position:

1. Little victories

    I need momentum to get things done. I tried diving into a six-month strategy plan first thing in the morning once. Not fun or productive. Now, I start the day with things that have clear end-moments and affirmations (like posting event announcements I planned out the day prior). Gradually, the momentum builds and accelerates, peaking in the afternoon.

Summer Communications Webinars Resources

Here are the training materials from the 2014 Effective Communications summer webinar series. We hope that you found the information to be useful and learned some tips to effectively communicate and engage supporters in your online efforts.

This Six-Part Strategic Communications Webinar Series includes:

Voices from CA Tech Fest

As we approach our fifth California Nonprofit Technology Festival, I was curious to know how people's experiences of Tech Fest have evolved. Misty and I recently spoke with a few Tech Fest veterans. Here are some interesting moments from our discussions.

Summer Webinars on Communications Strategy

Advocate, organize, and communicate effectively online by developing assets with these Effective Communications Processes Webinars.

We designed this slate of trainings to help organizations to get the most out of their online channels, by building a community and moving people to action. We hope you can join us!

Strengthen your communications processes, coordinate organizational storytelling, measure your success, and build nimble yet effective communications plans with these trainings.

Nonprofit Online Resources—Pre-Launch User Testing

We've been working on something that we're pretty excited about—a new part of our website that gathers all of our training resources in one place. We hope that making these resources accessible and sharable will complement our live trainings and encourage you to reuse and repurpose the resources as need. As we prepare to launch, we'd love to share our progress and get your feedback on our page mock-ups before going live!

eAdvocacy and Community Building Training in LA

What a wonderful time in the SoCal sunshine! Sixteen smiling faces joined us on Thursday, May 15th in LA to discuss their online presence, eAdvocacy, and community organizing.

Training group posing before senior prom

We spent the day at the vibrant Mercado La Paloma with folks from all over Los Angeles. During our short time together we:

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