At this year’s Fall Conference in New Orleans, we’ll be presenting a series of breakout sessions the crowd “picked” in our competition earlier this year. The topics are wide-ranging–from making effective use of video, to crafting winning messages to staying on top of trends that affect how you work. All also share the common goal of supporting foundations and nonprofits to improve lives through the power of smart communication.
To get a jump on what we’ll be talking about, we’ve been inviting panel presenters to discuss the underlying themes, ideas and lessons of their sessions. You can read the ones we’ve posted so far here. We’ll be adding more over the coming weeks.
Guest Post: Adam Umhoefer and Felix Schein
On November 4, 2008, the same day our nation elected its first African American president, the voters of California passed Proposition 8, an amendment to the state constitution that eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Guest Post: Tod Hill
Philanthropic institutions approach communications in wildly varied ways – from quiet and humble, to bold and provocative; from reactive and responsive, to deliberate and strategic.
The unique communications “personality” of our institutions can play a defining role in our work as communications professionals. A foundation’s personality impacts external branding and guides messaging. It informs strategy and tactics. Some personalities can constrain our work, others can inspire.
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