Elizabeth Finley

Chief External Affairs Officer

Elizabeth Finley oversees communications, fundraising, and public policy at SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens). At SHIFT NC, Elizabeth gets to spend equal time being nerdy about bills in the General Assembly and the colors on a poster about STIs – or, depending on the day, equal time stressing out about bad bills at the General Assembly and trying to raise money to keep the good work going. Elizabeth has spent most of her career working with nonprofits that advance the health and wellbeing of children and young people, including The North Carolina Partnership for Children (Smart Start) and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. She lives in Durham with her two young-ish kids, and survives on a steady flow of 4 am workouts, coffee, and New Yorker cartoons.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Duke Hall

Friday April 24

Team Comms: How To Manage Your Comms In-House

Not every nonprofit can indulge in the luxury of outside consultants help to implement communications. Nonprofit communicators need to be scrappy and make do with what you have when you have it. Get tips from experienced nonprofit communications pros who are getting the work done without a giant budget.

Things you’ll learn:

  • How to use a team approach to communications
  • How to step away from the mindset of approvals
  • Low-cost approaches market research, web development, design and more