As individuals, we at Change Communications have long been passionate about causes and organizations that improve communities and advance civil rights. After all, we named ourselves after an oft-used Gandhi quote (sorry to be so clichèd but it’s a darn good quote!). In our years working with nonprofit and community-based organizations, we have noticed a tremendous void in their PR and communications efforts. Namely, that many organizations simply couldn’t afford this extremely important aspect of their operations. With tighter budgets and federal funding going by the wayside, many nonprofits cannot sustain their organizations without PR/communications, but most of them can’t afford it or don’t have the energy/resources to dedicate towards it.
When we started Change Communications, our intention was to dedicate a significant amount of time doing pro bono work to help nonprofit organizations that we are passionate about. We haven’t been able to dedicate as much time as we initially wanted, or thought we would, due to the reality of running our little PR firm but we have spent some time working with a few great community-based nonprofits that our friends have steered us toward. Now it’s time to open our services to others looking for this kind of help.
If you’re a U.S.-based not-for-profit (with 501(c)(3) status) that serves the community for progressive causes, we want to help you. We don’t work on political campaigns and we are nonpartisan. We also want to stay focused on domestic organizations because, quite frankly, the international market is a difficult one to tackle, and we want to leverage our strengths.
If you’re an organization that actively fights to suppress people’s rights, e.g. if you’re against gay marriage, want to limit a woman’s right to choose, or think that it’s totally cool for oil companies to destroy the environment, then we have NO interest in helping you. In fact, we will actively work against you.
So if you fall into the category of being a domestic nonprofit and you are in need of PR/communications support, just send over an introductory email that has the following details (and please make sure that all of the below is included):
-Short, 1-2 sentence explanation of your nonprofit organization
-Link to website and to social media platforms
-Your basic PR/communications needs
-Your business and marketing goals
-Will you have a dedicated point of contact who will serve as the PR liaison?
You can send this email to katy(at)bethechangepr.com with “Nonprofit needs help” in the subject line, or hit us up on Facebook and Twitter. We won’t be able to assist every organization that contacts us but we’ll hopefully be able to steer you in the right direction.
We are looking forward to changing your communications, and hopefully, helping you change the world.