Supporting public schools and districts.
The Donovan Group team leverages a wide range of skills and communication tools to help accomplish our clients’ goals. From leading your organization through the communications planning process and helping you develop a strong working relationship with the media to working with you during a crisis, we are your one-stop educational communications partner.
Available on either a project basis to help with an urgent communications situation or on a reasonable monthly retainer, the Donovan Group offers your organization the ongoing communications help you need to engage your audiences.
School districts and organizations often ask us to assist with their communications planning efforts. Our planning process emphasizes transparency and the engagement of many different types of stakeholders. The result is a comprehensive, month-by-month strategy that details measurable goals and efforts.
The Donovan Group has become a popular partner among school districts considering capital or operational referenda. We believe that a clearly planned and well-executed referendum brings together a community around its schools and boosts the trust that community members have in the people who lead them.
Managing a crisis requires open communication, and we work with you to create a ready-to-launch crisis communications plan. The Donovan Group’s staff is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist your school district, college, or educational organization during times of crisis.
Video is an increasingly effective way to reach your stakeholders, especially through digital media. We storyboard, film, edit and produce professional videos on virtually any subject relevant to your school or district.
Work with us to create, execute and analyze community and staff surveys focused on communication, facilities needs, branding and other issues. We create survey drafts, help promote the survey in the community and analyze the data.
We give you the back-end communications assistance you need via content creation, web and graphic design, copyediting, surveys, reports and more. We advise you on how you can best tell your school or district’s story each day.
Our graphic and digital design services include, one-pagers, fact sheets, brochures, mailers, display boards and other marketing collateral. We’ve also assisted many schools and districts with their rebranding and logo creation efforts.
Every day, we write articles, blog posts and news releases for our clients. Our skilled writers can also create content for your website. You can also turn to us for speeches, brochure content and other marketing content.
Media Relations & Training
Having fielded thousands of calls from education reporters all over the United States, we know the importance of responding appropriately to media inquiries. We will help you develop a process for dealing with media calls to make you a trusted resource for reporters.
The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with underlying inequities throughout our society and across school communities, have underscored how important it is for education leaders to use regular, proactive, and transparent communications with students,...
Earlier this year, Joe Donovan and I had the privilege of writing an article (“Prepare For Tomorrow’s Crisis Today”) for an edition of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s monthly magazine. Like you, we’ve been so busy that we didn’t get around to sharing it...
One of the simplest, yet engaging, ways you can share key information with your stakeholders is through a simple school video update. In fact, this is perhaps the most common type of school video. The subject—who is usually the superintendent or a principal—sits or...
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