Kivi Leroux Miller can present the following keynote presentations, speaking from 20-60 minutes, not including audience Q & A. She can also present half-day and full-day workshops on these topics for a more interactive experience with time for individual and group exercises. See information about speaking fees.

Looking for more detailed training? Review the our most popular workshop topics. Kivi often presents a keynote, with a more in-depth workshop either before or after.

Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Not

What’s really going on in nonprofit communications today? Find out during this interactive quiz-style keynote where Kivi Leroux Miller will help you compare and contrast the conventional wisdom and what your organizations is doing with what’s currently considered best practice and what national research says is actually happening. Keep score and compare your results with others!

Communications Trends for Nonprofit Leaders

Successful leaders manage their organizations' communications according to the 4Ds:

  • Dedicating staff and budget to communications
  • Defining and prioritizing within the communications strategy
  • Delegating with training and trust
  • Discussing all requests and revisiting the plan often

During this presentation, we'll review the trends and best practices of nonprofit communications management. How big should your team be and when should it grow? What are the most important elements of a nonprofit communications plan? How should communications teams be structured for effectiveness? What are the best practices for communications today?  We'll discuss all of these questions and more.

The Future of Nonprofit Communications: Growing Pains and Marketing Maturity

What will it take for your nonprofit to build awareness, engagement, and action on your issues in the future? How will the nonprofit sector as a whole compete in an increasingly busy, loud, and fractured media environment? Explore how both the advantages and disadvantages of nonprofits will affect your ability to be heard and to build relationships with program participants, supporters, and influencers in the years to come. We'll also discuss how best to treat the growing pains that many nonprofits feel as their marketing strategies mature.

How to Stay Mission, Brand AND Donor-Centered in Your Communications

(An Alternative Version: When Fundraisers and Marketers Fight: How to Bring Harmony Back to Your Communications)

Many nonprofits are experiencing a three-way tug of war around their communications.

  • The program staff expect everything to be about the good work they do.
  • The marketing staff want to build the brand through community engagement.
  • The development staff want everything to be donor-centered.

Can all of this get done within a unified communications strategy? From the looks of many nonprofits, the answer is “No.” From passive-aggressive power plays to side-stepping hard questions about priorities, many nonprofits are avoiding the challenging work needed to create a winning communications strategy.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. With some serious leadership and shared goal setting, you can meet multiple communications needs, even when they appear to be in conflict.  During the presentation, Kivi Leroux Miller will share what it takes to create a truly strategic organizational communications plan and how to build an internal culture of communications that makes it happen.

*Keynotes can be preceded or followed by a tactical workshop.*