Arvada Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Marketing Tips

In this interview with Angela Shugarts from Philosophy Communication and John Thomas with Alphagraphics, we discuss how nonprofits can utilize specific marketing tips to expand their message to reach a broader donor base.

Meet Angela Shugarts
Angela is best known for her stellar media relationships, impeccable writing and strategic planning skills. As an account manager at Philosophy Communication, she is fueled with passion, energy, and the right tools to reach business goals fast. She puts processes in place that allow her to work quickly and efficiently so clients can stay ahead of the competition and reach the finish line with flying colors.

After dabbling in the broadcast television industry, Angela began her career freelancing for independent PR practitioners, learning the ins and outs of running a business. She utilizes her storytelling skills acquired from her broadcast experiences at America’s Got Talent, American Idol, KUSA-TV, and KCNC-TV. Throughout her career, she has helped local Colorado and national businesses share their stories through creative rebrands, strategic campaigns, media placements, video productions and social media efforts.

Angela is an active member of the Arvada Young Professionals Group and board member of Hearts ‘n’ Hands Work Enrichment in Arvada and holds a Master’s degree in Public Communication and Technology from Colorado State University. When she’s not tweeting with media personalities, you can find her at a local craft brewery.
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Meet John E. Thomas
Vice President of Sales and Marketing- Alphagraphics
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has over 25 years experience in sales and marketing. John’s contributions have been integral to the success of companies including Marriott Hotels, United Airlines, Strategic Marketing Group, The Hertz Corporation, American Express, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad (Colorado), Copper Spike Train Excursion (Arizona), and the Mt. Hood Railroad (Hood River, Oregon). His vision and effective team building management style has led to company and industry leading innovations in customer acquisition, integrated sales and marketing, strategic planning, strategic partnerships, SEO, web development and other technology platforms. His peers commend his integrity, ethical initiative and effective personal leadership style.

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is an Authority Marketing Strategist at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business and Career Coaches.