"WE ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND
THE PEOPLE ON THE FOREFRONT
OF INNOVATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE."

~ Vanessa Wakeman, CEO, The Wakeman Agency

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Thought Leadership Training Program
for Women in Social Change

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The Wakeman Agency is home to 2017
PRWeek "Champion of PR" award winner,
Vanessa Wakeman

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STORYTELLING THAT
CREATES DIALOGUE

Find out how we secured more than 70 interviews
in 48 hours for UCLA's The Civil Rights Project.

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS
FOR A CAUSE

When companies connect to
communities, great things happen.

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YOUR BRAND AND MISSION
SHOULD BE AT THE HEART
OF EVERYTHING YOU DO.

Find out how we create
events that raise money and your profile.

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Using events and PR to revitalize a brand’s promise

STRENGTHENING LEGACIES

We are a social change agency that helps amplify the voices of mission-driven causes and the people that lead them. We provide strategic thinking and execution, via public relations, special events, and thought leadership training, that builds influence and generates revenue for important social causes.

LATEST NEWS & INSIGHTS

How The Wakeman Agency Helped a Historic Organization Transform its Signature Event and Increase Revenue Generation


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The YWCA of the City of New York partnered with The Wakeman Agency to revitalize the YW’s Salute Luncheon. Like many nonprofits, the YW’s small development team struggled to manage the scope of such a large event with their limited resources. When they enlisted The Wakeman Agency’s support, they had less than four months to organize the Salute Luncheon—an effort that usually takes a year of planning.

Having coached many organizations on events strategy and execution, The Wakeman Agency was able to call upon a breadth of experience when looking at the YW’s needs. A quick analysis of their situation allowed The Wakeman Agency to identify immediate improvements to the YW’s event communications, planning process, and donor strategy.

Philanthropy and White Supremacy: A Conversation with Pamela Shifman & Vanessa Daniel


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Institutional philanthropy plays a pivotal role in advancing social change, but far too often these same organizations hinder progress through systematic white supremacy. Vanessa Daniel and Pamela Shifman highlight the challenges and opportunities to bring about equity in the sector. The conversation highlights the huge disparity in funding and support for organizations led by people of color, who often receive less than their counterparts.

Wakeman CEO Chosen for Prestigious 914 Inc. “Women In Business” Award


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Shirley Chisholm once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” As the founder of a social change agency, I have often found myself not only bringing the chair, but the table too, to conversations and spaces in which I advocate for the nonprofits we serve.