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COVID-19 Virtual Roundtable: Digital Advocacy during COVID-19


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The digital transformation moved at light speed before COVID-19.

It’s been accelerating.

Since the pandemic began, the social sector has quickly had to adapt and evolve the way it works in order to meet this moment and continue to serve its many missions.

Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans’s theory of New Power seems especially prescient: “Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven…New power operates like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes.”

And according to data from The New York Times, the pandemic has had profound impacts on the way Americans are using the internet to connect, seek information, and learn.

In this Network Virtual Roundtable, we’ll be joined by Craig Dwyer, founder of ForaChange. Craig was the Social Media Director for Yes Equality during the marriage equality referendum in Ireland in 2015 and also helped win marriage equality in Australia.

Craig will share how communicators can keep pace in this challenging environment.

We’ll cover:

  • How to communicate, organize, and mobilize existing and new supporters online
  • How to respond in, and adapt to the current environment
  • Tips and tools for best digital practices right now

Notes from the roundtable can be found here.


We’ve started a Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit — to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms from foundations and nonprofits covering many of the tasks you’re likely attending to.



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