Last Chance to join us for “Campaigns for Good”

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PRSA San Francisco

Campaigns for Good

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
5:30 p.m.: Reception and Networking
6-7:30 p.m.: Program and Q&A

Are you a non-profit? A company that wants to do good in the world? One of the best ways to make a difference and expand your reach is by engaging and collaborating with your stakeholders. But disruptive technologies have changed how we work with journalists and engage stakeholders. While online campaigns are one way to expand our reach, they work best when part of well-planned strategies that include outlets for increasing visibility, funds and thought leadership for your organization and your cause.

Lisa Fasano, Communications Director with Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Lesley Mansford, Executive Director of Razoo, and Lawrence Grodeska from Change.org, will share lessons learned and relatable anecdotes in a changing world on building partnerships, mobilizing people and raising dollars to make a difference.  This will be a lively discussion moderated by Dan Cohen, head of FCP Communications.

Register here:  http://www.prsasf.org/events/31/

Look for summary/blog post from us after the event.  It’s going to be great.

Keeping your eye on the ball in the summer: 5 tips

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In the summertime, many organizations experience a lull in their advocacy work either because key organization staff is away or because the beautiful weather makes people less inclined to engage in direct advocacy. Unless your organization is involved in nonpartisan electoral activity like voter registration or ballot measure advocacy you may not be very active this time of year.

We’ve have identified 5 simple ideas that you can adopt to help reinvigorate your organization during this time of year and help build momentum for fall and winter advocacy campaigns.

Pinterest in 7 easy steps…oh how pinteresting

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Recently, we’ve had a number of clients ask us how they can create Pinterest pages that engage their followers and allow them to put their best foot forward. Pinterest, now the 16th most popular website in the U.S., is a growing social media power, especially among women between 25 and 54. For us, the key to a successful Pinterest page is to think visually and to be prepared.  Before your organization launches a page, read these handy tips to figure out how you can make the most of this platform:

Check out Beats for Bangladesh

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FCP Friend Taz Ahmed launches Beats for Bangladesh: A Benefit Album in Solidarity with the Garment Workers of Rana Plaza. 

Imagine you wake up one day to news that low-wage, exploited garment workers are literally burning alive while major US clothing companies watch and do nothing from afar.  With a death toll of over 1,100 and another 2,500 injured…what would you do?

If you are FCP friend and political activist Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed, you do the same thing you always do…run towards the fire.  We’ve known Taz as a fighter for API voter engagement, a powerful artist, and super networker/connector.  She has never shied away from asking tough questions of those in power, and demanding not just answers, but an on-going engagement on the issues that matter.