Public Policy & Nonprofit

Our nonprofit experience is as diverse as the policy and service landscapes that nonprofits serve. We’ve worked with small, independent nonprofit organizations, local chapters of national organizations, and multi-million-dollar service delivery organizations. We support organizations delivering services or affecting change on myriad public policy and community issues, including, but not limited to, homelessness, social and mental health services, economic and community developments, volunteerism, travel and tourism, emergency services and more.

Approach & Perspective

Nonprofits are change makers. They bridge the gap between the public and private sectors for investment, service delivery and advocacy. They are a strong and persistent voice on critical and timely issues. The services they provide have the power to change lives and shape communities. And they do this work in a competitive environment for financial support, stretching precious budget dollars to reach multiple audiences – clients, partners, funders, public officials and more. Falls & Co. understands these demands and how to message, market and deliver opportunities upon which nonprofits can act. As a full-service nonprofit marketing and public relations firm, Falls & Co. can help.


Trends Impacting the Industry

Responding Inside and Out to Calls for Social Justice, Equity, Inclusion

The past year has brought an increased focus on racial and social justice in communities around the world, and nonprofits are responding by enhancing service and advocacy, or with pledges of support and commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. But, like most organizations, including for-profit companies and public agencies, many nonprofits don’t yet meet the diversity goals they strive to attain. Charting a course towards equity and communicating it with internal and external audiences will be a priority for many boards and leadership teams for the foreseeable future.

Supporting the Cause…Beyond Delivering Service, Funding

Increasingly, board members are being called upon to actively support their nonprofits’ missions by becoming more involved, more vocal, and more visible. Active participation in advocacy can provide much needed support for fundraising, public awareness, and public policy changes. Figuring out the right path for your board to become vocal advocates requires planning, messaging, and opportunities for them to connect with key audiences.

Moving from Crisis to Sustainability

COVID-19 has put increased pressures on nonprofit budgets and service delivery. For some, it has been a boon to fundraising – particularly those nonprofits that are working on the front lines of the pandemic. But for every nonprofit, how they work, raise money, recruit, and deploy volunteers and interact with clients and partners is forever changed. Navigating what comes next will require organizations to innovate, adapt and build a plan for a sustainable future. How well these changes and opportunities for adaptation are communicated – internally and externally – will be key to many nonprofits’ success.   


Insights & News

Falls named to Forbes America's Best PR Agencies for 2021

Falls is proud to be named to the Forbes list of America’s Best PR Agencies 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

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How do I get the most out of my agency relationship?

It may sound cliché, but to get the most out of your agency relationship, treat your agency like a partner. Don’t hold them at a distance or withhold critical information from them.

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Falls earns 13 PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards in annual competition

Falls was honored once again at the 18th annual PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards, a competition that recognizes the area’s best in marketing and public relations. 

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Falls expands, renovates headquarters in downtown Cleveland

Falls is excited to extend our lease and add 9,600 square feet of office space to our headquarter office in the Terminal Tower in Downtown Cleveland. After merging our two companies – Falls Communications and Falls Digital – and acquiring Wyse Advertising, the firm is adding the additional space to accommodate growth. 

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