***SUMMER 2018 SPOTS ARE FULL. WE'LL UPDATE THIS PAGE IF WE DECIDE TO DO THIS AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.***
HAVE A MARKETING OR COMMUNICATIONS QUESTION OR ISSUE?
This summer, I'm holding what I call "office hours." Just like the days of your college professors, I'll be dedicating time every week to walk someone through a marketing and communications issue or question.
Office hours will be every Tuesday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST (June - August). Unfortunately, that's all my schedule will accommodate right now, and this is just an experiment to see how it goes. I may or may not continue it in the fall.
I'll talk to two people each week, with the goal of helping them with a specific marketing or communications problem. Or maybe you have something fantastic going on, but just need an outsiders opinion. You decide! We'll only have a short amount of time, so it's best to have that question or issue in mind before we speak. In fact, you'll be asked to provide that topic when you book the call.
What's in it for me? Glad you asked!
I have a couple of exciting projects I'm working on, so in addition to happily answering your question, I'll have one of my own. But don't worry, I'll be super quick (and easy), and we'll save lots of time for you!
Want to participate? Schedule yourself right here.
FYI, there will be no sales pitch or pressure at the end! This is just my fun way of connecting with more people doing good things, and helping answer a question or two in the process.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Who's eligible to participate?
A. Because of the nature of my work, the office hours are only open to 1) nonprofits, social enterprises, and for-profits with a social mission, OR 2) for-profits seriously interested in incorporating philanthropy and giving strategies into their business model.
Q. Is there a cost to participate?
A. Nope! I'm offering this free of charge right now. Lucky you!
Q. Do we only have an hour?
A. Unfortunately, yes. We need to try and stick to 60 minutes since we both have a lot going on. But we'll be able to cover a lot of ground!
Q. What if I don't have a specific marketing and communication question or issue?
A. I'll better be able to help you if you have something specific in mind, especially given the time constraint. And this way you leave the conversation with the right action steps. But I'm happy to share general feedback and advice if you genuinely don't have anything particular to ask. However, I'd rather you not show up to the call as a blank slate. :)
Q. How will we be chatting?
A. We'll do a video call via FreeConferenceCall.com. You'll need to download their software to participate, and when you book, you'll be given a link to use at the time of the call.
Q. What if I'm not available at those two times?
A. This is the time I've set aside for this summer service right now, but if the times will not work for you, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if I have any other time available. But I can't make any promises.
I'm Kristi Porter, and I started Signify to help small nonprofits and for-profits with a social mission get noticed and grow through effective marketing and communications. I also teach solopreneurs and small businesses how to incorporate philanthropy and giving strategies. I believe that cause-focused organizations are the future of business. You're proof that companies can both make money and do good. And I'm here to make sure you focus and shine. When you succeed, we all win.