Feb. 21 program: Using (Sometimes Sticky) Issues of the Day to Promote Your Cause


We all come across topics that are culturally, socially or politically tricky or sticky.  Sometimes it’s a long-standing issue, sometimes it’s a product of the times.  For nonprofits and media, how can these issues and situations be useful?  Are they things to avoid?  How is it best to frame a sticky subject to make it not just palatable, but fruitful for your organization or for informing viewers and readers?  Do you champion and address such issues head on, or couch them within other, less touchy messaging?  Join us, bring your questions, and find out more!


Stephanie-Molen-214x300 JUST ADDED:  STEPHANIE MOLEN
Stephanie has been involved in the anti-violence movement since 2000 and worked as a state-certified Rape Crisis Advocate from 2003 – 2015. Over the last decade and a half, Ms. Molen working in the state legislature, and both private and non-profit agencies, working as a community organizer and collaborator, focused on bringing stakeholders together to move forward policy and action. She is President of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, has served as President of National Women’s Political Caucus Los Angeles Westside, and Vice President and Executive Board Member for the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats.
Stephanie worked for Congressmember Ted Lieu (State Assembly, 53rd district), Fran Pavley (State Senate, 23rd district) and Betsy Butler (State Assemblymember, 53rd district) and served as Director of Partnerships for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking. At the moment she is exploring new and exciting opportunities.

LARRY10.1LARRY KAPLAN, Owner, Larry Kaplan Consulting
Larry Kaplan’s specialty is advocacy and public affairs—helping organizations advocate and advance their missions and causes, serving their clients and enhancing their fundraising. He provides executive coaching for advocacy leaders, helps advocacy organizations and collaboratives fundraise, and offers them strategic planning and board development services.
Larry was the Los Angeles Area Director for the Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization focused on urban parks, and executive director of Workplace Hollywood, dedicated to increasing the workforce diversity of Los Angeles’ signature industry. His career includes Regional Director for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer during her first term, as well as a number of state and local elected officials, including L.A. Councilman Mike Woo as his chief of staff.
Larry is a graduate of USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism. He regularly contributes to the Nonprofit Quarterly’s daily newswire, and volunteers with the Taproot Foundation, providing guidance, coaching and counsel to various non-profit organizations.

Michael-Bio-PicMICHAEL ATKINS, Communications & Impact Manager, Friends of the Los Angeles River
Michael serves as Communications and Impact Manager with FOLAR to broadcast the organization’s vision to present projects, actions, policies, and events to grow the River community. For the past 5 years Michael has worked to improve the public health and environment within his neighborhood and city as an advocate committed to facilitating community-based climate change solutions. Michael’s background in small business, media production, community organizing, and political campaigns make him profoundly appreciative of the importance of effective advocacy in the lives of Angelenos to promote clean air, clean water, and public access to open and vibrant spaces. In his spare time Michael can be found on his bicycle exploring the city or at the farmer’s market enjoying good food and community.

Brad PomeranceBRAD POMERANCE, Host, Journalist – multiple outlets
Brad Pomerance currently serves as the Host of Air Land & Sea, broadcasting weekly on the national cable network JLTV. As Host of this global travel series, he has traveled around the world. He also serves as host of JLTV’s weekly news magazine, The J Report with Brad Pomerance. Brad is now moving into production as Host of Uncovered in the Archives, a historically driven television show, that will premiere in the Fall of 2018 on PBS-affiliate, KVCR. Brad recently concluded a nearly decade-long run as Host of Charter Local Edition, broadcasting daily on the California Channel. In this capacity, Brad interviewed elected officials at all levels of government, from Mayors to Supervisors, from State Legislators to Members of the U.S. Congress, from Governors to U.S. Senators. He also interviewed leaders of numerous impactful local organizations. Previously, Brad hosted HLN’s Local Edition in Los Angeles, reported for LA City View Channel 35’s magazine LA This Week and reported and anchored for KDOC’s morning news program Daybreak OC. Brad has been nominated for three Los Angeles-area Emmys – for his work at Channel 35 and on Local Edition.

Moderator:  JULIE DU BROW, CEO/Founder, dubroWORKS PR+Marketing and NCMN Board Member

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time: Check-in and light breakfast 8:30-9 a.m.;
Panel and Q&A 9-10:30 a.m.; Wrap-up and networking 10:30-11 a.m.

Location: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, 9014 Lindblade Street, Culver City, CA 90232
An innovative tech and manufacturing company creating sustainably, prefabricated interiors for the Healthcare, Education, Government and Corporate industries. (dirtt.net)

Metered street parking is easily available.  Please do not park in lot next to building.

*NCM Network Members = $40 – CLICK HERE to register
*Non-Members / Guests = $50 – CLICK HERE to register

Questions: Send an email to Joyce Harris at joyce.e.harris@hotmail.com or call (800) 752-6515.

Your participation in this program helps fund NCM Network’s Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship for college sophomores and juniors majoring in communications, journalism, radio, or television at a four-year Southern California college or university. The scholarship program recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate excellent potential for improving the lives of the Southern California community through a communications career.

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