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 full list of workshop/webinar topics. Kivi often presents a keynote, with a more in-depth workshop either before or after.

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.

Be CALM, Not BUSY: Rethinking Your Nonprofit’s Approach to Communications

Nonprofit communications staff have too much content to create, too many channels to manage and too little time for any of it. The urgent overtakes the important, your priorities get lost in the chaos, and you barely have time to think.

What are you going to do about it? No one will save you from your to-do list. It’s up to you to rethink your approach.

Kivi Leroux Miller will show you how. She’s learned what separates effective, happy-at-work nonprofit communicators from the lousy, miserable ones.

Your first step is recognizing BUSY for what it really is: Work habits and office cultures that are Bogus, Unrealistic, Sidestepping, and Yoked.

Enough with BUSY.  It’s time to get CALM.

Be more Collaborative, Agile, Logical, and Methodical. Your communications work will become more simple, strategic, and successful. And then you’ll really love your job.

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!

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