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Track 2: Unlocking NAMI’s Potential: Communication is the Key

The real worth of organizations is said to be measured by their societal impact.  Non-profit organizations, like NAMI, keep democracy alive.  Communication is the key to setting in motion the actions and activities for any organization.  The effectiveness of your internal and external communication strategies can be the difference between success and failure to meet your goals.

Session One: Speaking to Diverse Audiences

Session Two: Access and Influence—Effective Member and Public Communications

Session Three: Getting Out of the Middle—Conflict Resolution Skills Training


Related Files

Session 1: Engaging Families from Other Cultures (PDF File)
Session 2: Communicating with the Media (PDF File)
Session 2: Communications to Members and Leaders Speech (PDF File)
Session 2: Participatory Dialogues (PDF File)
Session 2: Template 1 - Sample Plan (PDF File)
Session 2: Template 2 - Wish List of Tools (PDF File)
Session 2: Template 3 - Sample Talking Points (PDF File)
Session 2: Template 4 - Sample Affiliate Advocacy Worksheet (PDF File)
Session 2: Template 5 - Sample Memo re: Talking Points (PDF File)
Session 2: Template 6 - Sample Memo re: Thank you (PDF File)
Session 3: Conflict Resolution Skills Training (PDF File)