Communications News You Can Use

Our email newsletter is packed with tips and best practices, resources and lessons learned from our projects. We publish a new issue every month.

We welcome your ideas, contributions and feedback.



July 2016

  • Inside Our Services: Branding That Gets Results!

June 2016

  • What's Not in a Name?
  • Top 5 Things You Can Do Now to Communicate Better

Jan. 2016

  • Your Best Year Yet: Top Communications Tips to Carry into 2016

Dec. 2015

  • Holiday Cheer from Hershey Cause Communications

Dec. 2015

  • Inside Our Services: With Media Relations, Strategy Matters

Nov. 2015

  • 'Tis the Season for Online Giving

Oct. 2015

  • Comnet15: Many HCC "Hot Topics" in Practice
  • Client POV: HCC Communications Training Yields Real Results!
  • Doubling Down on Design Thinking: Kristin Moore Joins HCC as Creative Director

Sept. 2015

  • Our People Make Us Great: Staff Announcements at Hershey Cause
  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, But Getting the Term Right
  • Hershey Cause's Top 5 Design "Pet" Peeves

Aug. 2015

  • Rancho Rising 2020: Building on Our History of Hope and Healing
  • Q&A: Meet the HCC Design Team
  • Back to School Reading

July 2015

  • A New Look & Mission: The Eisner Foundation Launches Intergenerational Grantmaking
  • From the Desk of R. Christine Hershey: What is the Future of Social Impact? Ask a Millennial.
  • AltaSea: Reimagining LA's Waterfront

June 2015

  • How the CA Drought Can Make Us Better Communicators
  • Tips for Securing Media Interest in Your Organization
  • Summer Activities with LA's Nonprofits
  • Annual Reports for California Community Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation Honored for Excellence

May 2015

  • Celebrating 38 Years of Communicating for Good
  • Guarding Nonprofits' Reputations in Times of Crisis
  • The Evolving Nonprofit: Q&A with Regina Birdsell of CNM SoCal

April 2015

  • Design Excellence Goes Beyond Guesswork
  • Better Storytellers, Better Results
  • Webinars that Work: Helpful Hints for Promoting and Hosting a Webinar

March 2015

  • Supporting Powerful Women Leaders
  • Advocating for California's Children: A Commitment That's Come Full Circle
  • From the Desk of R. Christine Hershey: Making the Most of Conference Season

February 2015

  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center: Restoring Health, Rebuilding Life and Revitalizing Hope
  • R. Christine Hershey selected for L.A. County Small Business Commission by the Board of Supervisors
  • HCC celebrates 2015 with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Welcome and Q&A with our new Account Director, Vanessa Schnaidt

January 2015

  • 12 Reasons to Celebrate Los Angeles Poster
  • HCC Joins White House Summit on Early Education
  • Transformative AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

December 2014

  • 12 Reasons to Celebrate Los Angeles

November 2014

  • Capturing the spirit of Los Angeles – California Community Foundation's annual report
  • A sneak peek at CauseClarity, our new tool for cause communicators
  • The year of advancing wellness
  • Prioritizing "place" in philanthropy: upcoming event at USC

October 2014

  • Sojourner Center unveils new identity, future plans to help create a world free from domestic violence
  • National philanthropy leaders discuss new research findings of Communications Strategies that Fast Track Policy Change
  • Some of L.A.'s best and brightest youth services organizations kick off third year of Communicating for Results
  • Is place-based work reducing poverty? Join the conversation at A National Forum on Placed-Based Initiatives, Dec. 4-5 at USC

September 2014

  • How communications can contribute to real policy change
  • New LASIF report shows breakthroughs in reversing L.A.'s college graduation crisis
  • The domestic violence issue: the NFL is just the tip of the iceberg

August 2014

  • Hershey Cause joins salute to new CEO of The California Wellness Foundation
  • Mental health is my cause
  • New Hershey Cause research on how communications drives policy change to launch September 5 at NTEN
  • "Better Communications: Bigger Impact" at July 29-30 grantmakers conference and policy institute
  • Nonprofits: helping drive California's economy

July 2014

  • Congratulations to 211 LA County on your LABJ Nonprofit Award!
  • Giving circles popular with minorities, younger donors and religiously affiliated, says Jumpstart Labs' study
  • HCC previews CauseClarity at open house
  • Welcome and Q&A with our new Senior Director, Lindsay Kurs

June 2014

  • YouthBuild Charter School of California hosts Compton TEDx on radically rethinking public education
  • New findings on how communications fast-tracks policy change
  • Tips for writing a top-notch op-ed
  • 211 LA County's Maribel Marin nominated for LABJ award

May 2014

  • YouthBuild Charter School of California hosts WebSlam
  • Adventures in Lean Impact: Lean for Social Good
  • Closing L.A.'s autism diagnosis gap with innovative community-based solutions

April 2014

  • 211 LA County screens thousands for early intervention services for autism
  • Youth Policy Institute welcomes U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • Is your campaign working? Here's one way to find out

March 2014

  • B Lab Receives Skoll Award
  • Spotlight On: The Learning Center for the Deaf
  • The 7 Ways to Tell If Your Communications Are Robust & Effective
  • How to Identify Audiences for Your Cause

February 2014

  • Register Now for 211 Day
  • A Promise to L.A. – Youth Policy Institute Featured in L.A. Times
  • Our Latest Communications Innovation!
  • Newest Connected to Give Report Sparks Media Attention