The Nonprofit Guru just joined the 501(c)ommunications team

April 21, 2010

Well, I put out the energy I find work that was (a) meaningful to me, (b) fully utilized my 15 years of domestic and international NGO working experience, (c) allowed me to use my multi-media communications skills, especially writing, as a tool for education and positive change, and (d) allowed me to work, from anywhere in the world, on a variety of critical issues. And thus, 501(c)ommunications appeared.

Therefore, yesterday, I officially joined 501(c)ommunications, based in DC, which serves various 501c3-status organizations across the country. Basically, 501(c)ommunications (http://www.501communications.org/) is a small, intimate, shared, professional and affordable communications and marketing team solely for non-profits– created, produced and staffed by nonprofit professionals (meaning: we are experienced and sensitive to the needs and challenges of the nonprofit industry.)

Essentially, 501 (c)ommunications caters to new, small and under-sourced NGOs who need professional multi-media PR, marketing and communications work done in order to maintain and/or develop their services and products, but cannot afford to hire full-time staff, or a team. This is an economically savvy alternative, with various compensation options, to meeting an organization’s immediate, short and long-term PR, marketing and communications needs, when the budget does not allow in-house staff or team.

From branding to web design, content and maintenance; from e-CRM to online marketing and advertising; from e-newsletters to print publications; from old skool press releases to fact sheets–501(c)ommunications, among the 5 of us, will do it all. This also includes planning, consulting, and project management.

My new role is as sales advocate and consultant. If you have any questions about how we can work with your organization, please contact me at my new email address: Kelly@501communications.org

Pura vida,
Kelly N Patterson

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