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 … Continue reading Podcasting: the pleasures and… the pains?

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 … Continue reading Project highlights from 2016

Media Relations Work

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  With ever increasing levels of complexity (and some might say, volatility) in our media landscape, it has become all the more crucial to build strong working relationships with journalists. Reporters, editors, and owners face serious challenges to their industry, to be sure, but there are also signs of hope. While it is only one … Continue reading Media Relations Work

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 … Continue reading Communications resources for nonprofits

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 … Continue reading Livestreaming: A 10-City Virtual Conference

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 … Continue reading Social Media Strategy: Bridging Tech, Networks, and Live Events