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Get to Know Dan Wilcox

Dan is our Marketing Manager. He combines a heart for social justice with a strong background in communications, advocacy, and marketing. Prior to his experience at Graf-Martin, he spent 10 years with World Vision Canada, helping lead advocacy campaigns focused on child protection and child health, leading a marketing communications team, and supporting a stewardship
It is estimated that 67% of people have been influenced to buy something after viewing it online, either through video or images. In 52% of cases, Facebook plays a role in the buying decision. People spend more time online than anywhere else. To reach people as a small business or nonprofit organization, you need to
Shannon Mischuk joined our team in 2020 and is now our PR and Community Manager. With over 15 years of experience in the digital and influencer marketing world, she is an excellent asset to our team. In keeping with our 2022 theme, Stronger, we asked Shannon a few questions to get to know her better. What
As we watch the news about markets and instability right now, it can feel like 2022 is deja vu all over again. (Anyone else shudder reading that?) In Spring 2020, the uncertainty felt by the organizations we serve was palpable. It seemed everyone was asking how the pandemic, job losses, lockdowns, businesses closing, and other

Get to Know Lauren Hourtovenko

Lauren Hourtovenko joined our team as Publicity Assistant this past May. She recently graduated from Cambrian College’s Media Communications program, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA. Lauren specialized in marketing, writing, and content creation during her studies. In keeping with our 2022 theme, Stronger, we asked Lauren a few questions to get to know her better. What
Essential online tools and resources for nonprofit organizations In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive digital world, online tools are essential. When you have access to so many resources, it can be difficult to narrow your choices down to one or two. The team at Graf-Martin Communications also knows that nonprofit budgets may be limited. So,

Get to Know Emma Mischuk

Emma Mischuk is working for Graf-Martin for her second summer assisting with data entry for our marketing department. She graduated from Trinity Western University in Langley, BC this past April with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. This summer she is helping our marketing department by cleaning up and organizing the largest part of

How to Pick A Consultant

Does anyone really know what the word “consultant” means? Often we know we need specialized support as leaders, but we don’t know who to trust. So, we hire a consultant. It’s no small thing when an overwhelmed non-profit leader hires our team members as consultant, bringing us on board to consult with them on strategy,
Among those who seek treatment for mental illness, 25% first seek help from a member of the clergy – do you have what you need? One in four people are affected by a mental health challenge at some point in their lives, yet the stigma surrounding these experiences often prevents faith communities from responding compassionately
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