Success in achieving each nonprofit organization’s mission depends on attracting, engaging and moving the right decisionmakers to action. Communications—the work of creating understanding among the people whose behavior matters most to a mission—is a vital function. The absence of adequate communications renders even the best nonprofit intentions and actions unnoticed, misunderstood, and ineffective. Successful nonprofits view and support communications as integral to their overall strategy and a lever to create the change they seek. To advance nonprofit communications, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has offered an intensive, multi-day training experience to leaders within grantee organizations. Over the course of five years, hundreds of nonprofit practitioners have taken this opportunity to build their communications capabilities with the aim of increasing their organizational effectiveness. Learn more about the training and the 2010 study to understand its effectiveness." />