You'll be empowered and inspired in powerfully generating results in public relations that align with and fulfill your nonprofit mission

What you'll learn:

  • Improve Positioning

    Understand your agency strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to adjust and adapt in your organization

  • Strengthen Communications

    Identify goals, measurable objectives, target audiences, and specific messages to increase effective communication

  • Generate Results

    Demonstrate the promise of your mission with strategies that produce measurable impact

Course Bonuses

In addition to full access dashboard when you enroll in the Nonprofit PR Academy course, which includes 12 modules, videos, transcripts, and instruction, you’ll receive:

  • Bonus #1

    Unlimited access to Nonprofit PR Resource Library

    Get ahead of the game by perusing the Nonprofit PR Resource Library and access templates, tools, and checklists to make your job easier.

  • Bonus #2

    Admission into our Private Facebook group

    Get access to a network of nonprofit professionals in your cohort and others who have experience in your industry while striving to advance their missions through professional advancement.

  • Bonus #3

    Certificate of Completion

    Proudly demonstrate your knowledge by displaying the certificate of completion from the Nonprofit PR Academy, presented by an award-winning PR professional who is Accredited in Public Relations and serves as a university adjunct faculty.

Featured Instructor

Marisol Barrios, MSPA, APR

Marisol Barrios, MSPA, APR

Marisol Barrios, MSPA, APR

With 25 years of successful experience in communications, public relations, and the nonprofit sector, I generate strategic communications plans for various fundraising, community outreach, and media advocacy efforts. I lead Mission Driven PR, Inc., a company that empowers and inspires nonprofit executives in communications and public relations by offering strategic counseling, establishing nonprofit communications departments, and teaching online courses that generate results that align with and fulfill nonprofit missions. I also teach public relations and nonprofit sector management courses to students at a California State University. Using my award-winning public relations strategic planning process called GRACE, I earned eight public relations awards for a former child welfare agency for which I was the senior director of communications and marketing. I have also been mentioned numerous times as a public relations expert on and present at fundraising conferences.

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What people are saying

“Marisol is masterful at generating PR strategic plans, managing crisis communications, overseeing the safeguarding brand development and integrity that have brought award-winning results for Hillsides.”

Hillsides President and CEO Joseph M. CostaHillsides President and CEO Joseph M. Costa

“Marisol was a guest speaker on crisis communications at our CEO roundtable. She shared insights on how to prepare for a crisis situation, train your executive team, and manage crisis communications to various audiences by generating strategic plans to mitigate the risks. The tools she shared will help us streamline the agency’s crisis communications process.”

Children’s Institute President and CEO Martine SingerChildren’s Institute President and CEO Martine Singer

“A consummate professional Accredited in Public Relations, Marisol brings both first­hand expertise and a winning presentation style to all instructional settings. In our experience within the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Marisol has facilitated various in-service trainings in both English and Spanish for clergy and lay communicators, so we have come to know directly her effectiveness as a motivating, dynamic educator. ”

Bob Williams, Canon for Common LifeBob Williams, Canon for Common Life


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Public Relations Society of America member
Accredited in Public Relations