Grantee Media Resources
Congratulations on your grant award and growing partnership with Oregon Community Foundation!
To raise awareness and attract additional support for your work, we encourage you to share the impact of OCF’s investment with your communities, the media and the public.
Help your community understand how your organization is furthering its outstanding work, with support from Oregon Community Foundation and its donors.
Here's what you can do:
OCF welcomes your written stories, videos and photos so we can share them with prospective donors and the public. Real stories from nonprofits help us secure more gifts, and that benefits the entire nonprofit community. Email them to email@example.com.
Do you have blanket photo and video releases for everyone pictured? If not, please make sure they each complete an OCF Photo Release Form.
Share the news about your award, and the important work of your organization, via your social media channels (see language tips below).
Post this community partner graphic to your social feeds:
Please tag Oregon Community Foundation:
- Facebook: @TheOregonCF
- Instagram: @the_ocf
- LinkedIn: the-oregon-community-foundation
Local media outlets often welcome announcements impacting their communities. Let local news websites, newspapers, radio and TV know about your award. Send the press release to media contacts listed on their websites, and reach out to reporters you know cover your organization or related issues. Share a press release with them with all the details, including your contact information.
- Attach good photos -- include 1-3 high quality, candid (vs. staged) photos that demonstrate your work in action – photos greatly increase the likelihood of media pickup.
- Download this editable news release template
- Be on the ready – try to be as responsive as possible should you receive a media query – remember, reporters are working on tight deadlines.
How to talk about the OCF fund(s) that supported your grants:
Please acknowledge the funds that supported your project, which are listed in your award letter. On first reference please describe OCF funds this way: The [Name of Fund] of Oregon Community Foundation
How to talk about Oregon Community Foundation:
Get the latest OCF boilerplate language
If you have questions about these guidelines or have other media-related questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or see a listing of our team members.