A special Philanthropy411 blogging team is currently covering the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference conference in New Orleans. This is a guest post by Krista Jahnke, Communications Officer at The Skillman Foundation. Fow along on twitter @kristajahnke or @skillmanfound.
The other day while watching TV and unwinding at home, I made a decision. I took my ever-present iPhone and set it about five feet away from me on the couch. There, I thought to myself. For the next 30 minutes, I’m just going to concentrate on this TV show.
A special Philanthropy411 blogging team is currently covering the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference conference in New Orleans. This is a guest post by Kate Emanuel, senior vice president of Nonprofit and Government Relations at The Ad Council. Follow along on Twitter – @adcouncil.
What are some lessons learned from branding social movements or advocacy campaigns? Here are three great takeaways that Vikki Spruill, CEO of Council on Foundations, shared, drawing on her 16 year-plus career working on ocean conservation issues.
A special Philanthropy411 blogging team is currently covering the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference conference in New Orleans. This is a guest post by William Albert, Chief Program Officer at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Follow Bill on Twitter – @balbert1
At a pre conference session Wednesday afternoon, the good folks at GYMR public relations laid down some terrific ideas to make all our work with the press more successful—12 terrific ideas to be precise. Cynthia Dodd Adcock from Independent Sector has already given us all a good summary of the proceedings.
A special Philanthropy411blogging team is currently covering the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference conference in New Orleans. This is a guest post by Cynthia Dodd Adcock, Vice President, Communications and Marketing at Independent Sector. Follow her on Twitter – @cyndodd.
The Communications Network’s Fall 2013 Conferenceis off to a great start in New Orleans with Wednesday’s pre-conference sessions. PR Guru Patrick McCabe, and his colleagues Becky Watt-Knight and Mike Warner from GYMR Public Relations led a session on media relations that was relevant to newcomers as well as seasoned veterans. The session worked because the presenters shared their own stories, as did attendees, to illustrate each of the 12 tips for effective media relations. The three veterans also gave us a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to pitch day in and day out.
Post by: Paul VanDeCarr
Your name is Naomi, you live in Cape Town, South Africa. Now age 35, you’ve been a sex worker for 6 years, ever since your husband left you with a young daughter to raise and all the bills to pay. You project a strong image, but you worry a lot about violent clients, dishonest cops and your health. You need to make $25 to pay for your daughter’s school fees. So you go out on the streets. But you face some tough choices between protecting your health and avoiding trouble with the police.
You can play out this scenario in “Cops and Rubbers,” a table-top game funded by the Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP) at Open Society Foundations (OSF), and now available for free download. The goal is to put players in the shoes of sex workers in the many cities and countries worldwide—including OSF’s home base of New York City—where just having a condom is evidence enough of sex work to get you arrested or extorted by the police.
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