Communications and Marketing for Nonprofits

Communications, Marketing, and Planning

Raising the profile of your organization and telling your story requires strategy and planning. We've compiled a list of tools and websites to assist with your communications and help you develop effective marketing plans. This section also includes resources on branding, email and media relations.

Social Media

Social media is a critical component of a nonprofit's communications and marketing strategy. This section highlights experts, tools and reports about blogs, Facebook, Twitter and video. We encourage you to subscribe to the RSS feed for this section as we are always adding and updating.

Programs for Nonprofits

Many companies and organizations offer special programs designed specifically for nonprofit communications. Most require a nonprofit to complete a simple application process in order to participate.


There are numerous experts in nonprofit communications. Here's a listing of nonprofit marketing and communications experts and where to follow them online and offline.

Also visit the section on Communications and Marketing in the Council of Nonprofits' online bookstore.