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Nonprofit Assist

Nonprofit Assist, a low-cost media service, is a progressive nonprofit’s connection to the media. Whether it’s press releases, audio spots, video or media relations training, Nonprofit Assist has what your organization needs to achieve your public policy goals. For two decades, American Forum has been a leading source of forward thought in the mainstream news media, supplying print and broadcast media outlets with reliable and important state perspectives on public policy debates of the day. And now, with Nonprofit Assist you can benefit from these media relationships. Let the Forum save you staff time with our nonprofit services.

With your annual set-up fee, ranging from $25 for state organizations to $100 for national organizations, plus a low cost-per-service fee, you can connect to key media decision-makers to expand the reach of your message. Sign-up today by returning the subscription form or call 202-638-1431.

Amplify your voice by connecting with media decision-makers throughout the state. The Forum’s distribution service provides several options to meet your communication objective at a reasonable cost. Through targeted or mass transmission of broadcast faxing, online posting and e-mail distribution, the Forum makes it easier for you to get your message quickly to your audience whether it be print, broadcast or online media.

  • Electronic distribution or broadcast fax with online posting
  • Targeted transmissions on local, regional or national levels
  • Hand Delivery to all outlets in the National Press Building
  • Free repeat distribution to any newsroom that requests a second feed

Get more information on distribution services, view rate card or complete a subscription form.

Electronic Daybook & e-lerts
Extend the reach of your press releases, maximize access to the media and generate increased coverage of your newsworthy events, achievements and viewpoints with the Forum's Electronic Daybook. This online calendar is available to opt-in journalists searching for events, achievements and reports on local, state, regional or national levels. Additionally, e-lerts allow journalists to receive e-mail notification of regional and topical events. And, best of all, listing on the Daybook is FREE with distribution. Or order just the Daybook for $25 per posting. View details on Electronic Daybook services

Media Template
Give journalists the information they need about your organization. With the media template, a journalist can simply point and click on a link to your nonprofit’s website and its materials, such as studies, technical papers, press releases and more. Additionally, all nonprofits that purchase the media template receive a free organizational listing in the Forum’s research and reference interface for journalists, The Source.

Multimedia Production & Enhancement
Grab attention by supplementing your press release or public service announcement with multimedia enhancements - charts, streaming audio and video, or photos. The Forum provides quality and convenient audio production and video encoding that allows your message to stand out from the rest.

Production Services - editing, hosting and streaming of audio or video segment - pricing varies starting at $50. One month of hosting included – available at minimal cost afterwards. Multimedia Enhancements on Forum services such as The Source or Electronic Daybook start at just $25 per month for photos and documents and $40 for streaming audio and video. To find out more about Forum's multimedia production and enhancement services or see audio and video samples, visit



Extra Benefits
Call 202-638-1431 to sign-up today; begin using Nonprofit Assist and receive these great services:

The Source.
Create a profile that allows you and your organization to stand out as experts in your field.

Media Workshops
Interact face-to-face with top organizations, professionals and journalists from around the state and country.

Strategic consulting
The Forum provides tips, including training on how-to write op-eds, how to work with the Internet, and how to craft your message to the media in a way that meets your communications objectives.

Online Access
Access the special clients’ section of our website to track your multimedia projects throughout their stages of production, post and view your press releases conveniently and more.

Open Communication
With helpful online tech support and a toll-free number, the Forum makes communications easy for you when you need fast assistance.

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