Communication involves the purposeful delivery of information to create awareness, understanding, or action. It's a big topic, with application to virtually everything an organization does, inside and out. This brief tutorial can help people working in foundations and nonprofits effectively prepare for and conduct engagements with communication consultants.

This guide begins with the below summary of the types of organizational interests that lead to hiring communication consultants. It continues with a description of how organizations can prepare to productively bring a communication consultant onboard. And it concludes with a few topical tips that might enhance the process and outputs of an engagement.