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 […]
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we decided to share our “thankfulness” in the office for all of the support and guidance we received this year during our Shine the Light workshops. Everyone feels the urge to give back around this time, so we want to recognize those who gave to us year-around, allowing us […]
Here at DNA Creative Communications, we’re always in the spirit of giving – even in the “off-holiday seasons.” DNA has dedicated many hours of pro bono work to nonprofits since our creation in 1997. Annually, DNA offers our Live Here Give Here (LHGH) program in which we partner with a nonprofit to donate our […]
DNA Creative Communications (DNA), a Greenville public relations and marketing firm, received six awards from the South Carolina chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (SCIABC) on November 7 in Columbia, SC.
“We are humbled and honored to have been recognized with six outstanding awards from the SCIABC,” said Debbie Nelson, president and founder […]
David La Piana’s book’s title: The Non-profit Strategy Revolution seemed like a promise I had heard before. Having served on non-profit boards and suffered through traditional strategic planning processes that guaranteed better results, I was skeptical. It was the subtitle that made me open the book: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World.
Early in […]
DNA Creative Communications Provides Free Marketing to Three Upstate Non-profits in 24 Hours
DNA Creative Communications (DNA), a Greenville public relations and marketing firm, announces Greer Community Ministries, Greenville County Youth Orchestras and REACH Upstate as the 2013 Upstate CreateAthon participants. The 24-hour event will be held on October 24 & 25, 2013.
“DNA has always […]
Do you remember the classic movie line “If you build it, he will come” from the 1989 American fantasy-drama, Field of Dreams? Farmer Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, hears a voice and sees a baseball diamond where his cornfield stands. The “he” that is being referred to is none other than Pickens-born, […]
I’ve compared myself to Miss America in only one way–ever. Neither one of us will solve world hunger. If I have been living my life committed to making a difference in the world, how can I get to a point where I believe that I, as a single individual, can do anything to tip […]
Founder and president of DNA Creative Communications, Debbie Nelson, is one of 46 leaders from across the Upstate and other regions throughout South Carolina selected to participate in the 16th Upstate class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI).
“Our Fellows represent a wide range of professional, community and personal interests. They […]
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce held its Small Business Owners’ Forum on August 28th from 11:30-1:30 pm at their office located at 24 Cleveland St. in Greenville. The event brought together Chamber members and small business owners.
The Small Business Owners’ Forum offered small business owners an opportunity to exchange knowledge and best practices with the Chamber’s […]
DNA Creative Communications (DNA) recently welcomed Katie Ward, of Denton, MD, as new Account Coordinator to their team. Katie’s responsibilities include the overall service and profitability for non-profit accounts, specifically public relations and marketing materials.
“I’m looking forward to using my skills to benefit the greater Greenville community,” said Ward. “My experience as an intern […]
DNA Creative Communications (DNA), a Greenville public relations and marketing firm, announces its launch of the 2013 CreateAthon as the first partner agency in the Upstate. The event will be held on October 24 & 25, 2013.
CreateAthon is a 24-hour, work-around the clock creative blitz during which communications firms across the world provide nonprofit […]
Over the years I have had the opportunity to sit on both sides of the funding conversation…funder and grantee. As I sit back and reflect on these interactions they could often be described as a well-choreographed dance. My motivation for writing today’s blog is to challenge our nonprofit funders and the organizations they support […]