In-depth Knowledge Of Nonprofits
Ashire Focuses on Human Services, Education, Health Care,
Outdoor Recreation and More
Elliot Grossman, president of Ashire Communications, founded the firm so he could be an advocate for good causes. That’s why Ashire provides services to nonprofits, school districts, colleges and other organizations that help to make the world a better place.
Ashire relies on a network of professionals who offer specialized expertise, including website developers, graphic artists, photographers and videographers.
Mr. Grossman’s personal strengths include marketing communications strategy and management, publicity, e-newsletters, writing and editing. He often advises CEOs and other nonprofit leaders about best practices in communications, and coaches them for news interviews. He has served as Lakota Local School District’s interim director of communications & community relations, doing so on a consulting basis in a crisis situation. He also helped to create the Xavier Launch-a-Business Competition, better known as X-LAB, by heading a team that generated applications from more than 300 entrepreneurs who wanted guidance to start new businesses.
Before launching Ashire, Mr. Grossman worked for the nation’s largest media companies as an editor and reporter, including Enquirer Media, which owns The Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati.Com.
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY: Ashire Communications donates a portion of
its profits to charitable causes, including nonprofits that serve older adults,
people with disabilities and disadvantaged students.
• Honored in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category of the Blacksmith Awards contest, which is sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America, Cincinnati Chapter. The Silver Award recognized Ashire for developing and executing a strategy that generated 166 applications for new businesses and nonprofits in the 2010 Xavier Launch-a-Business Competition.
• Honored by the National School Public Relations Association with an Award of Excellence for an annual report created for The Children's Home of Cincinnati.
• Honored more than a dozen times by the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association for reporting about courts, lawyers and legal affairs.
• Winner of more than 30 state and national journalism awards
Leadership Roles & Memberships
• Former Member, Cincinnati Preschool Promise Steering Committee
• Former Member, Regional Leadership Council, Success by 6, a United Way initiative to improve kindergarten readiness
• Associate Member, Leadership Council for Nonprofits
• Examiner, 2009 ONE Awards, which recognized outstanding nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati
• Member, Public Relations Society of America, Cincinnati Chapter
• Member, National School Public Relations Association
• Taught communications arts at Xavier University in Cincinnati and journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz
Special Media Experience
• Twice traveled to Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to cover Israel’s 50th anniversary and the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians • Recognized for investigative reporting. Mr. Grossman’s work exposed misconduct in a district attorney’s office, revealed that police officers fixed thousands of parking tickets for themselves and prompted two cities to require fire sprinklers in all high-rise buildings
Other Pursuits and Interests
• Hiking, biking and jazz
• Skied more than 35 mountains in North America. Watched games in more than 15 professional baseball parks and more than 10 college football stadiums. Spent time in more than a dozen prisons (as a reporter)
• Traveled to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean