Training details

calendar_today Thursday, March 21, 2019

access_time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

place Candid
32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, NY

attach_money Free


When it comes to nonprofit communications, it’s no small challenge to capture an organization’s strategy and spirit. As communicators, we’re engaged in an ongoing effort to connect audiences to what matters to them—what they value—by expressing the many tangible and intangible ways nonprofits and foundations make a positive difference for people and the planet. And at the center of this effort for nearly every nonprofit is their website—the most accessible and valuable tool in their communications strategy.

So, how can social impact organizations create brand experiences online that more effectively engage audiences with their missions? How do we translate complex strategies, ideas, and values into digital communications that move us forward? And how can we be more strategic, more collaborative, and less subjective in the creative process?

In this workshop, led by Matthew Schwartz, Founder & Executive Director of social impact design agency Constructive, you’ll learn what it takes to create more engaging, online brand experiences for audiences—exploring strategies and exercises that will align your content, design, and use of technology with the underlying value in your nonprofit’s brand.


  • Why design is so important to effective communications
  • How brand strategy improves the design process 
  • Why embracing “brand value” is essential for nonprofit organizations
  • What social impact experience design is and why it matters
  • How to frame communications decisions within a brand strategy
  • Brand experience design workshop activities

Intended audience

  • Intermediate
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Marketing, communications, external affairs


Matthew Schwartz Founder & Executive Director Constructive

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