Dear Friend, I am honored to be recognized for my work in City & State New York’s 2020 “The Power of Diversity: Black 100” list, highlighting influential Black leaders in New York. People so often negate the power of communications and the many ways it is crucial to catalyzing change, but being on this list … Read more
We kick off our 5th season with Rohit Talwar, the CEO of Fast Future, a UK based research and insights business that specializes in the fields of futures and foresight. In this dialogue, Rohit and Vanessa discuss the implications of the groundbreaking events that have occurred in the first half of 2020.
The Wakeman Agency announced the launch of The Narrative Justice Project (NJP), a tactical response to the continual misrepresentation and under-representation of people of color in the media. Through this community organizing initiative, people of color around the country will have access to free media training to learn how to leverage the media in times of crisis. The goal is to bring equality to media representation, ensuring the inclusion of diverse voices from across communities of color.
At the helm of Color Of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the country, Rashad Robinson’s reach and influence is undeniable. In this episode of the Social Change Diaries, Rashad reveals the core structure that makes Color Of Change so powerful. He talks about leading the successful campaign against credit companies who accepted money from hate groups- an effort that catalyzed everyday citizens into a powerful group of 1.4 million activists- and what celebrity and influence means from his vantage point.
Organizations have received an unexpected crash course in crisis communications over the last few weeks, as a result of COVID-19. Crisis communications planning should be on everyone’s mind. Not just as we navigate this crisis, but as a way to be prepared for future disruptions.
For many nonprofits, the terms “innovation” and “disruption” often feel like dirty little words. With the day-to-day operating demands, it can seem almost impossible to look to the future and embrace what can be possible. Historically, crises have forced us to imagine a different future, and COVID-19 will be no different.
Communicating during COVID-19 requires a nuanced approach, as organizations aim to strike the delicate balance between their needs and empathy for their audiences. Tone deaf communications will damage relationships far beyond the crisis.
COVID-19 has rocked the world. Here in the US, many nonprofit organizations are scrambling to figure out how to take mission critical events online. However, digitally executing a traditionally in-person event poses a unique set of challenges that many nonprofits are struggling with.