Press Releases DO Make a Difference

Check out the latest video in my “Insider Tip” series!

From Shellie Speer, Senior VP, BDI Academy 

You know that social and digital channels are a great way to reach target audiences and help promote campaigns – all while building awareness. But don’t bury press releases under the bottom of the heap when it comes to promoting your organization! 

Press releases are still important and beneficial to your marketing strategy, and they offer an easy way to build awareness and engagement in your community.

As I have said many times, consistency lends credibility. Both the media and consumers view press releases as a trusted source of data and information.* Regularly distributing up-to-date and accurate press releases allows you to build credibility with your local community and, most importantly, with your donors. 

In addition, a well written press release can control and drive the narrative around your brand – building a positive public perception and strengthening your reputation.

To help you fully realize the impact a strong press release can make for your organization, watch my newest “Insider Tip” video now! These helpful videos cover some of my most popular training and consulting sessions: Direct Mail. Major Donors. Planned Giving. Volunteers. PR and media relations. And more!

Each is just a few minutes long, but they’re packed full of ideas you can implement at your organization. And every one comes with a free strategy guide you can download and print to gain even more insights on the topic.  

Ready to get started? Check out my video, Writing Press Releases That Get Noticed at the link below and watch for all of my Insider Tip videos!

*2021 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report

BDI Academy – led by Shellie Speer – offers personalized mentoring and consulting for nonprofits. And that help is just an email away! Email Shellie now.    

You need to read this! Click here to read “11 Ways To Be a Successful Leader in 2022” from BDI’s CEO and President, Michael J. Tomlinson. 

  • Shelly Speer

    Shellie Speer, Senior VP BDI Academy

    With over 30 years of partnership in Rescue Missions and nonprofit organizations, Shellie Speer brings her expertise, counsel and philanthropic-centered passion to assist in furthering the work of BDI’s Rescue Mission clients. For 22 years of her career, she served as the Founder and President/CEO of her own agency, ENEX Group, which helped her clients capture hearts and donor loyalty in their communities.

    Shellie currently leads as the Senior VP of BDI Academy, where she provides direction towards the expansion of services and capabilities that suit specific client needs. As a BDI ambassador for Rescue Mission clients, Shellie’s services include onsite deep-dive training sessions, new client onsite onboarding, organizational development audits, and consultations for best practices and strategic development planning. Shellie has a heart for building relationships and works to support each client with their mission to help the homeless and hurting.

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