Communicating about a grant is one way to maximize the impact of an organizations work and mission. As a new grantee, you may be interested in sharing news of your grant award with your network.
The below offers guidelines for any communications related to a grant we award. This includes information on name usage, logo usage, organization description, press releases, quotes and social media.
Getting the Word Out
Once a grant agreement is finalized, you may consider letting your audience know about it. There are a variety of ways to announce your grant award, including through news releases, articles, email and social media.
Below you will find information on how to reference The Colorado Health Foundation in your communications. For additional questions, reach out to us via email or by phone at .
The name of our organization is “The Colorado Health Foundation.” Please reference us as “The Colorado Health Foundation” on first reference. For any subsequent references, you may reference us as “the Foundation.”
The Foundation’s high-resolution, four-color logo can be downloaded for your use. If you’re using our logo on a dark or patterned background, please download our white logo. The logo is available in EPS, JPEG and PNG formats and in three different orientations – centered, horizontal and vertical. You’re welcome to use whatever format and orientation that works best for you. Please note: our logo should not altered or distorted.
If you’d like to include a description of our work at the Foundation, please use the following statement. Please note: this information should not be revised.
- The Colorado Health Foundation is bringing health in reach for all Coloradans by engaging closely with communities across the state through investing, policy advocacy, learning and capacity building.
Your organization may want to share the news of your new grant award with local or statewide media outlets. This press release template is designed to help you draft that communication.
If you’re interested in including a quote from the Foundation in your press release, please contact your program officer to discuss.
The Foundation is active on the following social media platforms. We encourage you to follow us and tag us in posts related to your grant award using hashtag #COHealth.
- Facebook: @ColoradoHealth
- Instagram: @cohealthfdn
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-colorado-health-foundation
- Twitter: @COHealthFDN
For additional questions or information on communicating about your grant, please contact your assigned program officer or reach us via email or by phone at .
Communications Knowledge Center
The Communications Knowledge Center was produced by Progressive Promotions. Included are online tools and a series of educational presentations that were designed for a specific group of grantees. The tools and information contained in this Center are intended to provide education and resources to any person interested in learning more about communications. Questions? Contact Taryn Fort, Senior Communications Director.
How you talk about - and visually present - your organization drives every experience that people have with you. These resources explain brand and how to create effective messages.
- Developing Strategic Communications
- Messaging Magic: Communicate to Get the Results You Want
Need help with press releases? Our press release template is designed to help you write an effective news release that garners the media attention you’re after.
From non-paid posts to ad strategy to design, these resources will help you select the platforms you need to be on and craft effective digital materials.
Stats to measure your organization off of:
- M+R Annual Benchmarks Report - published every April
Tips & Tricks:
- Communications Network - general online communications advice
- Nonprofit Tech For Good - general online communications advice
- Progressive Promotions - general communications advice
- Nonprofit Technology Network - general online communications advice
- Only Influencers - for the latest in email strategy
- Beth Kanter - for beginner-to-intermediate Facebook strategies
- Jon Loomer - for more intermediate-to-advanced Facebook ad strategies
Content Creation Guides:
- 2017 Social Media Image Sizing Guide - to make sure your images are optimized for the social media platforms you’re using
Every great communicator needs a network of experts and free resources to stay in-the-know. These resources include ways to engage with others in the field, along with ideas and solutions.
- The Communications Network offers a free, online service to help nonprofits avoid jargon in their written materials.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Marketing offers myriad tools and resources for health communicators. The Resources and Tools page provides campaign creation tools, media resources, templates and much more.
- Kivi Leroux Miller is the author of the Nonprofit Marketing Guide.