Podcasting: the pleasures and… the pains?

So you wanna start a podcast? I mean, who doesn’t have one these days!? As the podcast-obsessed geek that I am, I wanted to satisfy my curiosity and try some IRL training before jumping into the fray. Because let’s face it: just Googling around wasn’t giving me the real deal on what it takes to…

Resources on racial equity and racial justice

  In my social impact/nonprofit communications circles, I’m often asked for links and resources to racial justice tools and articles. This post is an attempt to compile a list of resources that I’ve either personally used or have been recommended to me by trusted allies (much gratitude, friends!). Check back often as I plan to…

#RecommendedReading: MAG series on social justice ecosystems

What are the key elements of a social justice ecosystem? What would it take to bring about “a shared vision of love, dignity, and justice”? What’s important now, what’s changed/changing, and what is needed for the long haul? If any of these questions resonated for you as they did for many of the changemakers in…

Social Media Strategy: Bridging Tech, Networks, and Live Events

As the New Media Manager, I was part of the team that brought AAPIP’s social media and digital communications efforts up to the next level.  In 10 short months, we experimented with a new social media strategy that linked to a series of events throughout AAPIP’s 20th Anniversary year across the country. Through a new…

BRIDGE Organizational Assessment [online tool & microsite]

I served as the project manager for the transformation of a paper-based survey assessment into an easy to use online tool to help nonprofits build organizational staff capacity.  Over 100 grassroots leaders have benefitted from the online tool, and the response from 20+ organizations served through this process was overwhelmingly positive*. An entity called “BRIDGE” (Building…

Project highlights from 2016

2016 has been one of the most tumultuous years in my recent memory: geo-politically, socially, and even philosophically speaking.  Look, I’ve been doing social impact/progressive/justice & intersectionality-oriented communications work for nearly 15 years now. But this year’s election? Simply put, “unpresidented.” Now more than ever, in this so-called “post-truth” era of brazen falsehoods and dangerously…

Communications resources for nonprofits

A recurring question that my networks and allies ask: Where can I find real ‘tools’ for communications planning? This often happens after they’ve completed a few rounds of the process—i.e. strategic visioning, org-wide communications assessment, and budgeting—and are then ready to jump into the next phases of implementation.  Understandably, making the rubber-hit-the-road is daunting, but…

Livestreaming: A 10-City Virtual Conference

We created a “virtual summit” in lieu of a traditional conference to celebrate AAPIP’s 20th Anniversary.  In October 2010, AAPIP’s chapters organized “viewing parties” in 10 cities (NY, SF, LA, Houston, Philadelphia, DC, Silicon Valley, Boston, Chicago and Seattle) to watch a livestream of AAPIP speakers and celebrations broadcast online from our headquarters in SF…

Toolkit: “An Organization’s Guide to a Theory of Social Change”

Chronicles of Change – An Organization’s Guide to a Theory of Social Change This 75-page guide featured tools and resources to help grassroots nonprofits better align their mission, vision, and values to sustainable social change goals.  It contained facilitator’s guides, activities, handouts, and case studies that could easily be used in various community education settings.  …

Storytelling: Gender & Social Justice Movements [video]

… ORGANIZATION National Gender & Equity Campaign‘s Organizational Fellowship Program  MY ROLES Editing, filming/interviewing; Production team member (concept development, story-boarding, planning); Training staff & grantees on digital storytelling, filming, and equipment use; This storytelling video module was created for a gender equity training and project planning session with 12 AAPI grassroots organizations in California and…

genderandequity.org – NGEC

http://www.genderandequity.org was created for The National Gender & Equity Campaign. The NGEC was a 3-year pilot program incubated by AAPIP whose aim was to build a stronger social justice movement through capacity building. NGEC supported organizations committed to cultural change and inclusion of gender equity values and practices. The site was a way to publicize…

The “BRIDGE Democracy” Blog

  When the 3 year capacity-building program for National Gender and Equity (NGEC) program came to a close, staff needed to preserve the NGEC content but also to continue blogging as a new entity.  I helped rebrand the URL and migrate all the content to a new WordPress site: http://www.bridgedemocracy.org Initially, AAPIP incubated the fledgling…