Communication Materials Audit

Posted by
Ruth B.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Jul 22, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $3,002 , allowing us to do a better job garnering donations

Project Details

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
Additional Details

While we are very successful with the work we accomplish, we need to raise more funding to keep us going forward and for growth. We have several foundations that have been long-standing supporters and garner about $30-40,000 in private donations annually. One of our funders is sunsetting and we need to increase our income by about $100,000 annually.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have existing materials and target audiences, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have additional staff that can be involved & provide info needed, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We are both state and national leaders on effecting change re reducing pesticide impacts, but need to increase funding to keep going forward,.FYI_ We also can provide an overview of our projects and campaigns, and examples of fundraising social media posts, and the ability to provide any other information you need

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

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 any messaging guidelines or fact sheet
Milestone 1: Analysis and Recommendations
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss the Organization's existing and desired brand messaging, tone, and style
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree on the specific set of materials for review
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
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About The Org

Our Mission

The Smart on Pesticides Maryland coalition works to protect Marylanders and the natural systems we depend upon from the toxic impacts of pesticides. The Coalition includes 96 organizations and institutions representing communities, businesses, health care providers, farmers, environmentalists, Waterkeepers, interfaith congregants as well as environmental justice, public health and wildlife advocates. We promote policies, practices, and laws to reduce pesticide use and impact, and promote a paradigm shift to an organic lifestyle.

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