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IABC Northeast Ohio

A Group for Professional Business Communicators


Communicating Strategies for Non-Profits: Get the Word Out on a Shoestring

Nonprofits, freelancers, and many other organizations today share the same challenge: Getting the most out of increasingly small -- or nonexistent -- marketing budgets.

To help address this challenge, Communications Strategist Kimberly St. John-Stevenson of Ink+ LLC will share her tips, channels, and techniques at a lunch presentation

Communicating Strategies for Non-Profits:

Getting the Word Out on a Shoestring Budget

on Nov. 15. In this lunch program, sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Cleveland chapter, St. John-Stevenson will provide examples used at Cleveland-area non-profits.

Networking and lunch begin at 11:30am, and the presentation runs from noon – 1:30pm, including questions and answers. The program will be held on the second floor of the Cleveland State University School of Business, 1860 E 18th St. #220, Cleveland, OH 44114. The cost, which includes your choice of boxed lunch, will be $10 for IABC members, students, and professionals-in-transition, and $15 for non-members. Parking includes on-street meters, surface lots nearby, and RTA lines that stop near the business school

Register now.

St. John-Stevenson is a creative, strategic thinker with more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing marketing communications solutions in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Recognized as a marketing communications leader, Kim was named 2010 Communicator of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).


Top 10 Reasons to Enter the 2013 IABC Cleveland Vision in Communication Awards

10. You don’t have to be a “professional communicator” to enter. Receive an objective review of your communications for a small fee ($25-$50). You never know, you might win!

9. We have 45 categories in 4 divisions – from leadership and employee/engagement communication, to safety campaigns, advertising, and digital channels. If you’ve done any work since 2012, we likely have a category for it.

8. Where else can you get professional feedback for such a cost ($25-50)?

7. Increase industry awareness of you and your organization.

6. Managers: Receive feedback on your employee’s work from other professional communicators. Make this part of professional development for your reports.

5. Employees: Prove the strength of your work to your managers.

4. Identify your material’s strengths and weaknesses and check and adjust for future work.

3. Communicators are valuable members of organizations! Promote your function, skills, and value to your organization.

2. The Vision in Communication Awards are modeled after IABC’s Gold Quill Awards. Use the Vision Awards to prep for the International Gold Quills!

1. Receive public and peer recognition at the Vision in Communication Awards night.

Remember: You can’t win or get feedback if you don’t enter!