Communications and Marketing

Courtnie Thurston

Courtnie Thurston, Program Assistant
202.457.0540 Ext. 221

Courtnie initially came to the Center team as a Graphic Design intern in the summer of 2014. After graduating from Towson University, she officially joined as the new Project Assistant. She is responsible for organizing and maintaining The Center's online publications, website, and social media platforms but also supports external affairs as well.  Outside of The Center, Courtnie enjoys reading and relaxing with her German Shepherd, Taz.

East of the River Communications Series

June 25, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is pleased to announce a new four-part communications series. The Center has partnered with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region to offer this multi-day training for nonprofit leaders based in or serving residents East of the River. 

Participating in this series will help your organization strengthen its voice and raise awareness about issues that affect communities in Wards 7 and 8 by building your skills and developing new relationships. 
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Center Staff visits DCTV

On April 14, the Membership Department and its Mexico 100 Interns visited long-time Center member DCTV, the district’s only television station devoted entirely to local programming created by and for D.C.’s communities. The membership team was welcomed by DCTV’s Community Outreach & Media Manager, Jo-Ann Enwezor, who led the team on a tour of DCTV’s facilities. Read more »

How to Deal with Challenging and Difficult People

March 18, 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Daniel Mushala, Daniel Mushala International, Inc.

Course Objective: Learn how to react tactfully with people in your office to create an efficient workplace.
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Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006

Next-Level Communications

May 27, 2015 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Faculty: Mary Ellen Hickman, Hickman Consulting Partners, LLC

Course Objective: Create a streamlined plan to market your organization
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Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006

Measuring Social Media Effectiveness – Moving Beyond “Likes” and “Followers”

April 15, 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Faculty: Fred Krazeise, Director of Social Media Strategy, SmithGifford

Course Objective: Learn how to measure results from social media use
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THEARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

Making Sense of Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations

It’s critical for nonprofit organizations to maximize every dollar spent on marketing. Understanding how to use social media is especially important, as Americans spend more time on social media than any other Internet activity, including email. 60 percent of social media time is spent on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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Effective Communication and Project Management: What Is Organizational Communication?

by Julia Keleher, Keleher and Associates

On Thursday November 13th, Julia Keleher will be leading a course at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington D.C. Come learn how project management practices can improve internal communication within your nonprofit organization.

So what is organizational communication?
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Facilitating Meetings That Work

by Valerie Graff, Valerie Graff Associates
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The Flash Crisis: Manage Negative Online Issues Quickly and Effectively

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