Author Archives: Marnie Grona

About Marnie Grona

Marnie Grona is a marketing communications professional based in Toronto who works for Imagine Canada as Director, Marketing and Communications. She has a Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership through the Executive Education Centre of the Schulich School of Business and studied marketing and advertising at the University of Winnipeg. She also has a background in arts marketing and management where she served at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

Giving Together Has Exponential Effects On Communities

Philanthropy used to imply a flashy name and a big check. Today philanthropy involves many checks and many donors committed to working together to change lives and communities. Collective giving or giving circles, as they are known, have been quietly at work for decades. Now, they are front and center in the world of philanthropy as a movement that continues to gain in popularity, strength and results. (Huffington Post)

Nonprofit Communications: You Don’t Have to Have All the Answers

Many of us, especially in business settings, are afraid to admit we don’t know something. We worry that it is a sign of incompetence or weakness. I disagree. Actually, I believe that when you don’t know the answer, owning up to it is important to establishing trust with your coworkers and clients, the media and, in the nonprofit sector, your donors. (Nonprofit Pro)