The Nonprofit MarCommunity is a space for nonprofit marketers and communicators to learn from and share knowledge with each other.

Created by Marlene Oliveira of moflow, the idea for the Nonprofit MarCommunity came from working in the sector as both an in-house professional and consultant to nonprofit clients since 1999.

A nonprofit marketing communications community: the Nonprofit MarCommunity story 

– from Founder, Marlene Oliveira

I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector since 1999 and was an active volunteer before then. I have always felt that a space in which to connect with peers in nonprofit marketing communications was missing. The professional associations help, but don’t dedicate much attention to nonproft-specific issues. And during my in-house years, I was very aware of my lack of connection to peers in other organizations.

In 2009, I created a LinkedIn group for nonprofit marketers and communicators, which has grown tremendously since then. In 2010, I offered a number of local events, creating a platform for nonprofits to share their experiences in a case study format; these events sold out every time and I was repeatedly asked to replicate them in other locations. In 2012, I started running profiles of nonprofit marketers and communicators on my business blog, the response to which has been overwhelming. Through all of this, I have been struck by people’s willingness to share and desire to learn from one another.

These events sparked ideas along the way, leading me to decide, in early 2013, to launch the Nonprofit MarCommunity. In developing and growing this site, I continue to be thrilled at how willing community members are to participate, contribute content and share ideas on how to make this an excellent space for anyone delivering nonprofit marketing communications. I’m so excited about the Nonprofit MarCommunity and the potential it has to help nonprofit marketers and communicators; people who are dedicated to marcom that makes a difference.

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This is a community blog and we want your contributions and ideas. If you are willing to be profiled or to share your nonprofit’s experience through a case study, we want to hear from you. If you have topics you’d like us to cover, please let us know that too! Please start by reading our editorial guidelines and then get in touch if you’d like to contribute to the community.