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About Elissa Visotski

As a recent University of South Carolina graduate, Elissa is poised on the launching pad of her PR career. She focuses her energy on the needs of others and finds happiness in putting others at ease. Elissa thrives off new challenges, variety and fun.

A New Perspective on Viral Fundraising

The craze of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge may be winding down on your newsfeed, but its impact on nonprofit organizations across the globe is lasting.

Viral fundraising is nothing new. Nonprofits around the world have been producing viral fundraising campaigns for years now. So what makes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge different?

The ALS Ice Bucket […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Blog, Fundraising, Non-Profit Resources|Comments Off on A New Perspective on Viral Fundraising

Not Your Average Internship

When I walked through the doors of DNA Creative Communications three months ago, I was both excited and terrified. However, it wasn’t long before I grew out of the fear and into the excitement that came with being part of this company for the summer.
DNA welcomed me with open arms, and I knew immediately that this would […]

By |September 4th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Not Your Average Internship

DNA Creative Communications Recognized at SCIABC Palmetto Awards

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) received four awards from the South Carolina chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (SCIABC) on August 26, in Columbia, S.C. DNA was recognized for their exceptional work on projects they implemented for clients from June of 2013 to May of 2014.
“We are honored to have been recognized with four […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on DNA Creative Communications Recognized at SCIABC Palmetto Awards

Embracing Collective Impact in the Nonprofit Sector

What is collective impact?
The term collective impact was coined in 2010 by John Kania and Mark Kramer to highlight the need for establishing a common agenda for solving challenging issues among various sectors.
“Collective Impact is the long-term commitment by a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Blog, Non-Profit Resources|Comments Off on Embracing Collective Impact in the Nonprofit Sector

Building A Better Board

Event: Shine the Light Nonprofit Forum
Keynote: Susan Meier, Meier and Associates in Washington, D.C.
Panel: Scot Baddley, YMCA of Greenville, Chandra Dillard, Furman University, Kathy McKinney, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Who Was There: More than 125 Upstate nonprofit leaders and board members
Location: Kroc Community Center
Topic: Board leadership for nonprofit organizations
Susan Meier, principal at Meier and Associates, […]

By |August 4th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Building A Better Board

How To Manage A Successful Nonprofit

Nonprofit organizations are managed very much like regular businesses; however, since nonprofits do not have shareholders or owners, additional practices need to be implemented for them to be successful. Here are some tips for making that happen:

Have a Clear and Concise Vision and Mission Statement
Concise and meaningful vision and mission statements are something every […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on How To Manage A Successful Nonprofit

5 Strategies to Engage a Younger Audience With Your Nonprofit

The current generation of young people thrive on creativity, technology and hands-on activities. They are capable of bringing new ideas to the table, but since their way of thinking and communicating is different, reaching out to them can be a challenge. Are you at the end of your rope trying to attract millennials to your […]

By |July 14th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Strategies to Engage a Younger Audience With Your Nonprofit

DNA Welcomes Elissa Visotski to the Team

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) is pleased to welcome Elissa Visotski to their team as a graduate intern. Visotski graduated from the University of South Carolina (USC) in December with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and has previous non-profit experience.
“I am poised on the launching pad of my PR career, and I can’t wait […]

By |June 26th, 2014|Blog, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Welcomes Elissa Visotski to the Team

Winners of SCPRSA Mercury Awards

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) received four awards at the last night’s South Carolina Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) Mercury Awards ceremony that was held in Charleston. DNA was recognized for their exceptional programs and projects they implemented for their clients over the 2013 year.

In the Mercury Award category, DNA was recognized with one award:

Integrated […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Blog, Debbie Nelson, Greenville Nonprofits, Press Releases|Comments Off on Winners of SCPRSA Mercury Awards