One of the most important assets of a non-profit organization is its communication tools. How effectively one communicates with their donors impacts the type of gifts that will be received.
Unfortunately, with so much competition, sometimes small charities get lost in the shuffle.
Having a strong communications plan ensures that you will stand out in the crowd.

I believe in working with small non-profits; helping them to develop the communication tools needed to thrive and make their mission and vision possible. It is not necessarily about who has the flashiest logo but rather the message being conveyed that makes all the difference in the world.

Every communication made, from an email to a direct mail campaign reflects your cause.

Services Include:
  • Website Content and Design
  • Mission/Vision Statements
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Case for Support
  • Social Media

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Lindsey Patten educates nonprofits on how to improve their communications and increase their brand awareness. A vibrant and dynamic speaker, Lindsey makes every presentation interesting and engaging. Lindsey customizes each presentation to suit the nonprofit and believes that collaboration and discussion help everyone learn better.

Speaking Topics

Lindsey speaks on topics ranging from newsletters to writing for the web to social media. Here are a list of example speaking topics to get you started, however these are by no means the extent of topics available.

Nonprofit Social Media 101
Social Media is the latest buzzword that is changing the way we communicate. But how is it useful to nonprofits? And more importantly, is it useful to your nonprofit? Learn what tools work best, the social media terminology and the steps it takes for your nonprofit to get social media success.

Strategy and Social Media
Social Media isn't just about signing up for a Facebook account. It's important to have a strategy in place to ensure that your message reaches your audience in the best way possible. Learn how to build a strategy, avoid social media pitfalls and become successful with social media tools.

Writing For the Web
Is your website stale? Then you need a content overhaul! This session will offer real tips and tricks to help you make your content engaging as well as increase your audience and support. We’ll examine what works on the internet and what doesn’t as well as the essentials of web writing! Learn how to craft compelling messages, structure your web pages and draft a strong call to action.

Improving Online Giving
Do you want to make the most out of your online giving program? Learn how to improve your navigation, develop a strong donation form and create a clear and succient call to action that will encourage more online giving. Also discover what offline tricks can improve your online giving.

Creating the Perfect Newsletter
A newsletter is a great way to showcase your work to donors. But what works and what doesn't? Learn the difference between print and online, discover what absolutely needs to be included and debate what should be removed.

And More!
If you are interested in something but you don't see the specific topic here, send me an email. I customize presentations to nonprofits whether you are two people or two hundred.

If you are interested in having me as a presenter, please send me an email at


Lindsey Patten has spent her life scribbling.

She has had the opportunity to write for a variety of genres including newsletters, direct mail campaigns, blogs, articles and more. Her sharp editing skills coupled with her ability to write quick and efficient prose has given her opportunities to work for varied and diverse clients.

Her marketing background coupled with her fundraising experience has given her a comprehensive approach when it comes to non-profit communications. She understands how to promote the goals of each individual non-profit.

She attended the University of Windsor with a major in Communications. From there, she discovered her passion was in non-profit enterprises and attended Humber College where she received her graduate honours certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management. Lindsey also loves a good brainstorming session.


Lindsey is available for speaking and training sessions as well as consulting.

Skype: lindseypatten
Phone: 647-346-4885

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