- Changing public opinion can be a long, uphill climb.
- The first step to securing a policy victory is identifying the one point you want to change the public’s mind on. Then, ask yourself if changing opinion on that point will make it easier to enact a policy change.
- Embrace your cause and don’t be afraid to address it directly — the public will respond to authentic campaigns.
- Social change happens most effectively through collective, rather than individual thinking. Don’t go it alone — convene.
- Don’t know where to start? The Gather guide is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide that takes you through the basics of convening. Learn when, where, and how to bring people together.
- Learn from the experiences of similar organizations. Case studies from The Rockefeller Foundation, New Profit Inc., and Human Rights First are included.
The Communications Network will host its 2015 annual conference in San Diego, California at the Loews Coronado Bay from September 30-October 2, 2015.
The Network expects to host 450+ senior nonprofit and foundation professionals from across the social sector for 3 days of learning, networking and idea sharing related to strategic communications.
For more about The Network’s ComNet conferences, please see our ComNet14 Schedule from Philadelphia to see breakout sessions, keynote speakers and related events or read the Storify here. ComNet14 featured Terry Gross from NPR’s Fresh Air, Ezra Klein of Vox.com, crisis communications guru Judy Smith and BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith.
Previous ComNet keynotes have included Ira Glass from This American Life, David Simon (creator of The Wire), Ken Auletta of The New Yorker, author Junot Diaz, Maria Hinojosa of PBS, Los Angeles Times columnist and author Steve Lopez and Eli Pariser of Upworthy.
Interested in who attends ComNet? See a list of our 2014 attendees here.
You can view photos from ComNet14 here.
Early registration for ComNet15 in San Diego will open in June 2015.
Interested in sponsoring ComNet15? Please email email@example.com
Not yet a member of The Communications Network? Learn about The Network here.
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