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 […]
What is collective impact?
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), the county-chartered organization tasked with promoting and enhancing the economic growth of Greenville County, has announced that Debbie Nelson has been appointed by Greenville County Council to an inaugural three-year terms on the GADC Board. Three other new board members join Nelson: Catherine Heigel, David Kelley and Charles […]
Debbie Nelson, founder and principal of DNA Creative Communications (DNA), the Upstate’s leading marketing and public relations firm for nonprofit organizations, presented at the Bank of Travelers Rest Spring Joint Advisory Board Luncheon on May 20.
“I am always honored to share my experiences with the Greenville small business community,” said Nelson. “Incorporating marketing and […]
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:
About a year ago, I was invited to an event celebrating the opening of the Early College at Greenville Technical College and I still remember the main message presented by the teachers: Teamwork makes the dream work! I also remember the students repeating this slogan together in one voice, making a promise to help […]
In spite of the apparent domination of social media, your organization’s website is still your main identity online. While it may not be where you engage with supporters, it is where they’ll go when they want more from the relationship. There are many ways to drive traffic to your website, including email marketing, social […]
The strength and wellbeing of a nonprofit organization relies on the effectiveness of its fundraising efforts. Most nonprofits are passionate about their cause and eager to make an impact. However, when you’re trying to accomplish big things, mistakes are easy to make. Fundraising is hard work and making mistakes is inevitable, but you can […]
In my recent post on “6 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Brainstorming Session,” I mentioned that starting off with a creative exercise is a great way to stimulate the imagination and spark productivity in your team. As a follow up, here are six exercises designed to stir up those creative juices and give […]
If you’ve ever presented to an audience using PowerPoint, you know how difficult it can be to engage and keep the crowd focused. Aside from worrying about staying on time, remembering talking points and not fainting at the front of the room, presenters often worry about how to get the audience involved in the […]
Brainstorming is a great creative thinking technique. It can help organizations identify problems, find opportunities for doing things more effectively, and achieve better results. Getting a group to think creatively can open doors for discovery and invention. However, inspiring creativity in your team isn’t always easy. Here are six ways to enhance your next […]
DNA Creative Communications (DNA), the Upstate’s leading marketing and public relations firm for nonprofits, presented to a class of Clemson University communication studies students about stakeholder communications on March 3.
“Presenting to a class that I was sitting in as a student just two years ago is such a surreal feeling,” said Katie Ward, Account […]
New technologies are transforming the way organizations fundraise and engage with donors. Nonprofit technologies will continue to evolve this year, opening up opportunities for organizations to use new tools and strategies to enhance donor communication and gain support. The future of fundraising will be focused on providing donors with easy and accessible ways to […]
Over the course of the next couple of months, I plan to share some of the insights I gain through my graduate studies at Columbia College. The M.A. in Organizational Change and Leadership has been truly transformational for me so far and I hope to be able to pass on some of the lessons […]
DNA Creative Communications (DNA), the Upstate’s leading marketing and public relations firm for nonprofits, presented Get Your Nonprofit House in Order: Human Resources and Finance Strategies at the 2014 South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) Summit in February.
“Due to the success of this presentation during our Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit session […]
DNA Creative Communications (DNA), the Upstate’s leading marketing and public relations firm for nonprofits, presented Telling and Selling Your Story to the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association (SCRPA) at their Southern Leisure Management and Trends Conference in Greer.
“We were honored to address this group of statewide leaders,” said Debbie Nelson, founder and president […]
A new year brings change and opportunity for people. They set “New Year’s Resolutions” for a healthier diet, to exercise more often, practice their religion, read more books, etc. But what about nonprofit organizations? What types of resolutions should they make for the New Year? We have a few ideas…
Join a networking or industry-related […]
Attending a professional organization meeting last Wednesday with my husband was a real treat for me. He always comes home after hearing the monthly speaker and is re-energized, re-focused and re-born at times. To my delight, the closed group offered to allow spouses to join the December gathering and hear their national organization’s Speaker-of-the-Year […]