As executive director of the Benton Foundation, I published and co-edited a set of media guides, Strategic Communications for Nonprofits, with associate director, Karen Menichelli, in 1992. The guides covered media advocacy, electronic networking and production and distribution. As a package, the guides made a case for a comprehensive and integrated approach to communications and anticipated the emerging digital environment. Ford, MacArthur, Robert Wood Johnson, Carnegie and Kellogg foundations printed and distributed the guides for their grantees. The Communications Consortium Media Center, which wrote the guide on Strategic Media, took the title Strategic Communications for Nonprofits for a book in 2008 and asked me to write this Foreword, looking back on the mission and impact of the original guides and the need for the new edition.