Portrait of a Nonprofit Communications Director

I've had the pleasure of working recently with Kivi Leroux Miller on the release of Nonprofit Marketing Guide's 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

As always, there are a lot of great nuggets about the tactics and strategies that nonprofit communicators are looking to employ over the next year.

But it also offers something brand new.

For the first time, the report offers a look at the working relationships between executive directors and communications directors — and offers some clear recommendations about how nonprofit leaders can get more value from their communications teams.

Kivi’s report also reveals that nearly one-half of communications directors are planning to leave for a new position within the next two years.

This is a pretty startling finding — and it should make nonprofit leaders rethink how they are managing their communications teams.

Below is an infographic that offers some ideas for executive directors and others who are looking to create an organizational culture and environment that supports effective communications.