Raise Every Voice: Strategic Communication & Progressive Change Making

 
Raise Every Voice: Strategic Communication & Progressive Change Making

The Progressive Communicators Network’s report highlights communications success stories from across the country, including: PCN’s Criminal Justice Working group Youth Media Council Save Our Cumberland Mountains With case studies from across sectors and across geography, the report shows in lively detail how communicators are empowering new voices, shifting public consciousness, and supporting progressive policy change.

 July 12, 2012  No Responses »

Community Media Workshop

 

Community Media Workshop, based in Chicago, is a landmark resource for folks doing grassroots social justice communications. Their resource section has how-tos on all aspects of media releases, working with reporters, and tips for crafting strong media stories. If you’re in the Chicago area, you can use their fantastic media lists.

 August 3, 2012  No Responses »

Idealware

 
Idealware

Not sure which mass email provider you should use? Can’t decide if you should use Drupal or WordPress for your new website? When you have a software question, always check with Idealware to see if they have a review or comparison of your software options. They have great software reports that they periodically update on: [Read More]

 August 3, 2012  No Responses »

Pew Research Center

 
Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy [Read More]

 August 3, 2012  No Responses »

Mobile Active

 
Mobile Active

MobileActive is committed to expanding the knowledge and experiences about the use of mobile phones and to accelerating the use of effective strategies and tactics while reducing the learning costs for organizations. Their site has how-to’s, case studies, research and more. The MobileActive.org community includes grassroots activists, NGO staff, intermediary organizations, content and service providers, [Read More]

 August 4, 2012  No Responses »

SPIN Academy

 
SPIN Academy

The SPIN Academy supports the professional development of nonprofit leaders at all levels, from newly hired communications associates to executive directors interested in building their communications skills. Today, communications savvy is a key requirement of almost every role in the nonprofit sector – whether it is fundraising, engaging policymakers, or serving clients. During the fourteen [Read More]

 August 4, 2012  No Responses »

Thinking About Elephants: Toward a Dialogue with George Lakoff

 
Thinking About Elephants: Toward a Dialogue with George Lakoff

The opening of the article: Since last November’s election, George Lakoff’s book, Don’t Think of an Elephant!, has deservedly captured the imagination of mainstream Democrats and of many progressives as well. He offers us the promise that we can achieve our political vision if only we spent a little more time “framing” our messages to appeal [Read More]

 August 4, 2012  No Responses »

Learn About Creative Commons Licensing

 
Learn About Creative Commons Licensing

The Creative Commons website explains it all — why you would consider a creative commons license, how to put one together, history of copyright. Before you grab your creative commons license, be sure to read Things to Think About.

 August 4, 2012  No Responses »