Communication Materials Audit

Human Services

By Sue F.

Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, E

Posted Jul 10, 2018

This project will save us $3,002 , allowing us to utilize that to provide support services for clients.

What We Need

  • Thorough review of the existing communication and marketing materials to ensure writing is understandable, engaging and consistent
  • Edits conducted with respect to writing style, voice, length, and proper spelling and grammar
  • Revised materials should adhere to branding, communications and marketing goals

How This Will Help

Our non-profit human services agency is marking a 50th anniversary milestone in 2019. We need help from a skilled writer who can audit our agency's program guide so that we can edit copy that will: 1) chronicle the agency's longevity and evolution; 2) promote how we are saving lives and providing solutions for individuals and families in crisis; and 3) highlight our service areas. Our current brochure is copy intensive and ineffective in connecting with or motivating stakeholders into providing a new, deeper or renewed level of commitment, involvement or financial support.

What We Have In Place

We currently have a current and past program guide which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have three seasoned marketing and development staff members and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Our organization empowers, assists and cares for over 80,000 people in need. We respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children and youth, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors and the incapacitated.

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 10-20 hours over 2-4 weeks
    Organizations: 4-6 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
    • Volunteer Manager provides external communication materials to be reviewed; list may include: website and social media copy, brochures, auto-generated emails, press releases, and job postings
    • Volunteer Manager provides relevant strategic documents such as Communications Plan, Marketing Plan, and Brand Messaging (if applicable)
  • Milestone 1: Analysis and Recommendations
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss the Organization's existing and desired brand messaging, tone and style to be used
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree on the specific set of materials to be reviewed
  • Milestone 2: First Round of Revisions
    • Professional performs initial round of edits to select materials
    • Volunteer Manager provides feedback with respect to style and tone, which the Professional incorporates
  • Milestone 3: Presentation of Deliverables
    • Professional edits all materials according to agreed upon guidelines and goals
    • Volunteer Manager provides a final round of feedback, which the Professional incorporates before final handoff
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Expertise in creating and editing communications collateral
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Ability to clearly articulate your communications goals and target audiences
  • Existing communication and marketing materials to be reviewed

Our Mission

EAC Network's mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children and youth, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors and the incapacitated, and empower individuals to take control of their lives.

What We Do

EAC Network is diverse social service non-profit agency that empowers, assists and cares for over 80,000 people in need. Our objective is to provide a wide spectrum of innovative programs that are saving lives. Delivering wheels to home-bound older adults, detecting and defeating child abuse and neglect, and connecting support services to justice-involved individuals who are suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues ... this and so much more is the face and mission of EAC Network.

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