In a blog post last April, we featured a unique tool the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation had recently begun using — what it called a “message house” — to help team members stay on point when talking the media, giving presentations, etc.
We recently checked in with Marc Fest, vice president of communications for the Knight Foundation, a self-professed message evangelist and asked him to share his thoughts on video on how the tool was being used, and what difference it’s making.
This week the Communications Network held a webinar that had been previously billed as a “no-holds” barred conversation about the value of annual reports to foundation communications. It definitely was a full-throated conversation, with a mix of views — both pro and con — and a variety of examples of different ways various foundations are continuing to produce annual reports. Some the same. Some in modified form. And some not at all.