[nonprofit] Communications

Project Recaps

The following is a partial list of consulting projects and summaries. Links to video work samples available on request.

United Way of the Bay Area

United Way - Community Investment

Branding, Outreach & Campaign Tools

Consulting, planning, video/web/photo design. Program advisory to Honoring Emancipated Youth (foster youth) and Raising a Reader (child literacy.) Produced kickoff media for strategy sessions of 400 Bay Area partners, framing mission, history, crisis preparedness, 211 referral, children, youth, family programs. More below (SparkPoint, MatchBridge.)
Delivery: May 2007 to Present

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PG &E - Employee Volunteer Program

Earth Day & Employee Recognition Events

Video recaps of Bay Area and Central Valley Earth Day volunteer events. Trained PG &E employees in basic video skills for event documentation. Projects support environmental stewardship and community engagement, with edits for use on company intranet, in new hire orientation and volunteer recruitment.
Delivery: February 2010 to December 2011

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Hands On Bay Area

Social Media Skills & Leadership Fellowship Training

Design and facilitation of self guided training for staff, volunteers, leadership fellowship trainees. Goal is to improve, track, promote multiple community service projects and encourage strategic, skill building for higher impact photo, video, evaluation, story and social media.
Delivery: April 2009 to Present

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First 5 Sacramento Children's Oral Health

Multi-lingual Website & Video Production

Comprehensive strategy, media production (video, photo, web, print) to distribute oral health resources. English, Spanish, Russian, Hmong tools reach parents, agencies, dentists about clinics, insurance, prevention, and fluoridation. See work product website.
Delivery: July 2009 to October 2010

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SparkPoint / United Way of the Bay Area

Business Plan & Marketing for Financial Stability Initiative

Consulting to initiative for financial coaching, job training, credit repair, asset building. Facilitated survey research, executive team focus groups, business plan writing for funders and stakeholders. Created development outreach videos, client profiles, pro bono event media (May 2013 gala.) Consulting partner: Walker & Associates.
Delivery: June 2009 to Present

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Lennar Urban Community Engagement

Family Art Day at the Shipyard

Documentary planning with community of Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard. Helped ArtSpan SF Open Studios collaborate with elementary schools, YMCA, artists, volunteers, nonprofits, church groups. Produced leader profile video social media and tools for nonprofit capacity building.
Delivery: August 2012 to Present

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Mercy Housing California

Resource Development Pitch Tools

Strengthened fundraising for affordable service-enriched housing (seniors, health and faith based partners, homeless.) Facilitated focus groups to design adaptable templates to spark easy creation of case making tools featuring evaluation data, policy trends, testimonials, and client stories.
Delivery: January 2012 to June 2012

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East Oakland Youth Development Center

Strategic Plan / Mission Statement Video

Produced summary of plan to refresh facility programs for life changing, wrap-around youth services in high crime, low-income neighborhoods. Partner to Walker & Associates for California Endowment. See work product
Delivery: May 2011 to March 2012

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First 5 Fresno County

Family Strengthening Leadership & Advocacy

Program and grant planning for culturally appropriate ways to show, evaluate and drive grassroots parent leader projects. Produced overview video, website, social media training for grassroots program sustainability, outreach. Pro bono support to Children’s Movement, web, video hosting.
Delivery: July 2010 to Present

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MatchBridge (formerly Jobs for Youth)

Branding, Website and Video Production

Strategy, web/video process to refresh city funded agency helping San Francisco teens gain work experience and job readiness training. Designed online enrollment for outreach, client recruitment, volunteers, corporate internships, funders. See work product
Delivery: November 2008 to August 2009

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BTW Informing Change

After School Program Evaluation Video

Executive summary describes technical assistance network (ASAPConnect) of California after-school facilitators. Highlights of multi-year study, key findings, voices of providers and coaches. Project for David & Lucile Packard Foundation.
Delivery: January 2010 to May 2011

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California League of Women Voters

Bilingual Voter Engagement Tools & Website

Produced Spanish-English bilingual videos and web portal encouraging voting with Easy Voter Guide. Videos cover voter registration, issue education for mid-term elections. Consulting partner with Common Knowledge.
Delivery: August 2010 to December 2010

California Endowment

California Endowment

Healthy Kids Healthy Future

Overview of Sacramento regional children 's health initiative, this DVD shares facts on California 's uninsured, and details strategies to expand coverage through collaborating foundations, state/local government, provider networks, and First 5 commissions. Includes interviews with physicians, policymakers, advocates, families and children.
Delivery: September 2006 to February 2007

Positive Resource Center

Positive Resource Center

20th Anniversary Gala

Documentation of 20th Anniversary Gala for the Positive Resource Center – an agency providing comprehensive employment and benefits counseling services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Captured dance, musical performance by Ce Ce Peniston, and awards for key supporters.
Delivery: October 2007

Binational Policy Forum

Binational Policy Forum

Migration & Health

This framed image "Nectarine Harvest in Cutler" by Jim Bracken was presented to speakers, policymakers and attendees at the 8th Annual Binational Health Forum of UC Berkeley and the Mexican government. Forum addressed global health, migration and disease, occupational safety, and health of vulnerable groups (those with disabilities and agricultural workers.)
Delivery: October 2007

Larkin Street

Larkin Street Youth Services

Corporate Sponsor Outreach

Editing production to update executive summary mission statement for Larkin Street Youth Services, a San Francisco agency providing training, employment development, referral services and counseling to homeless youth. Video materials tailored for use at business executives fundraising breakfast.
Delivery: June 2006

Contra Costa Conservation District

Contra Costa Conservation District

Mt. Diablo Watershed Plan

DVD recaps recommendations of a year-long community planning process. Project encourages public/private sector watershed stewardship, to attract funders, advocates, residents, partners - and integrate environmental concerns into community development strategies.
Delivery: December 2006 to September 2007

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Community Development Technologies Center

CDTech: Creating Communities that Work

Production of a special event video to recognize partners and community building strategies for a 10th anniversary gala. Consultation for website design, edits and streaming. CDTech leads comprehensive asset building, community organizing, workforce development, mortgage training, financial literacy and college partnerships for inner city LA residents.
Delivery: August 2005 to May 2006

Plan Woman

First 5 Sacramento County Commission

Community Building Initiative

Video documentation, outreach and social marketing support. Produced bilingual outreach capsules, collateral, mission statements, public affairs TV programs and PSAs. Partnered with the Center for Collaborative Planning, Harder & Company and Sacramento Enriches, to promote neighborhood grants that reinforce First Five Sacramento goals.
Delivery: August 2004 to present

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Levi Strauss Foundation

Latin American HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies

Bilingual video editing support to Latin American grant making for HIV intervention strategies in Uruguay and Argentina. Translation of materials and coordination of messages to employee and external stakeholders and agencies. Consulting strategies developed for website, special events, and other communications.
Delivery: January 2005 - March 2006

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Fresno County Workforce Investment Board
& Janzen IdeaCorp

What Works? Business Sector Best Practices

Training consultation, design and photography services to support re-tooling and repackaging of a day-long manager training in seminars for use nationally. The goal is to share business sector best practices for workforce training.
Delivery: March 2006

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Civic Engagement Project for Children & Families

Bilingual Community Outreach Video Tool Kit

To prompt community influence in California First 5 commissions, as related to Prop 10 moneys (tobacco tax funds programs serving families and children, pre-natal to age 5.) Produced and distributed, bilingual multi-use packages (video stories, talking points, adaptable electronic copies.) Kits spotlight local creativity by grassroots leaders, and accompany CEP Best Practices manual.

700 English/Spanish toolkits provided free to groups statewide to spark resident engagement. Tools presented at California First 5 conferences (2002-2003), to showcase efforts by philanthropic consortium (David & Lucille Packard Foundation; James Irvine Foundation; Walter & Elise Haas Fund; Miriam & Peter Haas Fund; Peninsula Community Foundation; San Francisco Foundation; U C Davis.)
Delivery: June 2001 - November 2004

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James Irvine Foundation

Central Valley Partnership for Citizenship

Multi-faceted long term consulting to encourage integrated, grassroots media and video capacity for network of immigrant-focused agencies. Provided grantwriting ($400,000 approved), group facilitation, and project management to install, train and equip to generate weekly Hmong/Latino shows. Related video projects follow.
Delivery: June 1996 to September 2002

  • Turning Toward the Other California: Engaging Communities in California 's Heartland - An overview of CVP efforts to seed leadership and engagement by Central Valley immigrants and refugees, so that residents are involved in decisions affecting development of their communities, and improving the quality of their own lives.
  • Tamejavi Cultural Arts Festival - Vignettes of performers, music, crafts, booths and resources from ethnic celebration in Fresno Tower District. Live broadcast during event on KNXT- TV Fresno.
  • Jefferson Neighborhood Planning Process – Worked with One-by-One Leadership Foundation to document community visions and plans in a low income, immigrant and refugee neighborhood. Spanish/Hmong versions edited for TV and radio outreach, city government and urban planners.
  • Civic Participation / Civic Action Network Grants Program – Outreach piece for community meetings, TV and radio outreach promoting small grants targeted to disenfranchised neighborhood groups throughout the Central Valley.
  • We Can Help: Census 2000 Outreach Messages – Distributed statewide to 180 agencies, English/Spanish/Chinese video tools for rural communities, promoting Census 2000 inclusion. Synergy with for TV, radio, house meetings.
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center/Steps to Naturalization – Agency waiting room/outreach. Spanish overview for applicants.
  • Election 2000 Outreach Messages – Latino outreach stories, voter education and voter promotion tools.
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First 5 San Francisco Commission

Parent Action Grants Program

Video documentation of innovative grants program. Spanish, Cantonese and English edits show compelling vignettes of parent participation in four distinct San Francisco neighborhoods. Consulting for DVD and web outreach.
Delivery: January 2005

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William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Neighborhood Improvement Initiative Overviews

Engaging resident partners, videos recapped three efforts for $6 million, 6 year comprehensive community building initiatives in target areas: San Jose/Mayfair District; West Oakland / 7th Street Corridor and East Palo Alto. Partnered with Foundation Silicon Valley, San Francisco Foundation and Peninsula Community Foundation.

Videos reflect on neighborhood histories, challenges, assets, and resident community planning (e.g. housing, jobs, education, health care, safety, cultural diversity.) Produced Mayfair video Spanish edit.
Delivery: December 1997 – July 2000

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Program Overview and Outreach Tool

Highlights of place-based volunteerism and environmental curricula packaged to build local environmental stewardship, galvanize residents – as complement to curricula for teachers striving to meet academic standards. Video describes a land-based learning model, and shows how diverse networks across the state interpret these goals to their own benefit.
Delivery: January 2005

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First 5 California Association

Promising Approaches to Systems Change & Collaboration

Video documentation and web streaming of the Bay Area First 5 Association convening. Marketing of speaker presentations and Powerpoints, for distance learning and review via First 5 California Association website - in order to share best practices, expertise and incentive for other commissions developing collaboration strategies.
Delivery: July 2004

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Relational Culture Institute
& Mennonite Central Committee

The Raisin City Story

Short documentary chronicles the self-empowerment of low income rural neighbors who rebuilt a dilapidated park, and sparked critical changes (paved roads, sewer systems.) Institutional edit promotes church-based strategies in California.
Delivery: March 2004

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First 5 San Mateo County Commission

New Parent Kit Outreach Video & Waiting Room Loop

English and Spanish outreach materials for distribution through clinics and provider networks, to drive community partner engagement. Produced with support of the I Am Your Child Foundation, including excerpts of First 5 California New Parent Kits, with prompts for parents to order kits. Promo tapes included interviews with range of parents, childcare and clinic workers - to build the network, and drive easy access to free parent training materials.
Delivery: March 2004

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San Francisco Foundation

2000 Community Leadership Awards

Awards presentation reel for City Hall gala, with biographical clips, clients, stakeholders and peers. Honorees featured: Margarete Connolly (mental health advocate); Martin Jacks (mentoring trainer); Building Futures for Women & Children (domestic violence shelter); and Cultural Odyssey 's Medea Project
(rehabilitation for incarcerated women.)
Delivery: December 2000

Stragies for Civic Engagement

First 5 Contra Costa County Commission

Strategies for Civic Engagement

An overview of commission strategies for civic engagement (Family Resource Centers, Volunteerism, Small Grants) produced through English/Spanish outreach videos meant to broaden awareness of commission goals and build collaboration countywide. Special version edited with leader stories for Community Partner Awards Event.
Delivery: February 2002 - February 2004

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California Institute for Rural Studies
& California Endowment

Research Summary: Suffering in Silence

Illustrated research from extensive farmworker health survey. B-roll edits expanded news coverage of findings. Bilingual translations supported local health promotion and mobilization efforts to deepen awareness of health care disparities (culturally competent care, lack of insurance, disease patterns from lifestyle and poverty.)
Delivery: December 2002

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Mentoring Center

10th Anniversary Celebration Video

Describes program model, growth, and accomplishments of Oakland-based program that creates and shares mentoring curricula nationally – offering alternatives to incarcerated African American males, at-risk and emancipated youth.
Delivery: January 2001

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First 5 San Diego County Commission

First 5 San Diego Strategies

English and Spanish versions of outreach and mission statement messages were packaged for stakeholders and local partner groups. Materials describe research on school readiness efforts, and show diverse approaches to meet goals.
Delivery: February 2003

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Women 's Health Collaborative
& California Wellness Foundation

Women 's Health: Our View. Our Words. Our Work.

Celebrating achievements and assessing statewide outcomes, this video summarized a five year grant cycle for a coalition of women 's health providers, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and grassroots peer leaders. Also framed research and solutions to unmet health delivery needs of women of color, with outreach models, and capacity building strategies.
Delivery: April 1999

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Marin Community Foundation

Marin City Project: On this Rock We Stand

As a capstone piece describing a decade-long, comprehensive community building effort, this video presents voices of resident leaders, local historians, funders and youth. The video demonstrates a community 's commitment to retain cultural diversity while pursuing community health on all levels (e.g. physical assets, economic growth, support services)
Delivery: November 1998

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James Irvine Foundation

California 's Civic Entrepreneurs

Documenting impacts of a regional economic development movement in California, this summit keynote reel shares innovative approaches by civic leaders statewide. Aware that regional collaborations strengthen economies and quality of life in today 's global economy - these leaders describe lessons learned for driving lasting, interconnected outcomes (from jobs, to environmental quality, to socio-economic and cultural inclusion.)
Delivery: September 1998

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Polaris Research
& California AIDS Prevention Campaign

Protecting Your Customers. Protecting Your Friends.

This outreach video targets African American and Latino populations at high risk for seroconversion. Distributed through networks of hairdressers and barber shops, this tool is an overview of an innovative strategy banking on the trusting rapport between hair stylists and customers, to disseminate HIV prevention materials.
Delivery: May 1996

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National Economic Development & Law Center

Community Economic Development at the Crossroads

Created for a special event marking the 25th Anniversary of a center for technical assistance and legal advocacy in rural poor communities. Showing improvements in housing, roads, daycare, and minority/gender based job training – the video describes community development trends supported by the agency and its partners.
Delivery: February 1995

San Francisco Human Services Network

San Francisco Human Services Network

Mission Statement & Member Update

This piece captures the mission of a growing non-profit association that supports constructive dialogue, strengthens services, and promotes equitable collaboration between San Francisco government and nonprofits. First shared at membership convening, to illustrate comprehensive survey of non-profits. Video helps in recruiting new member agencies, informs agency staff and boards of directors, and highlights network achievements and unifying concerns.
Delivery: June 2002

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Northern California Grantmakers

What We've Learned: A Task Force on Homelessness

Illustrating an evaluation of this groundbreaking task force, this video shares learning gained from multi-disciplinary strategies and grants to alleviate homelessness in the Bay Area. Interviews include homeless individuals, training specialists, mental health and housing advocates, and community outreach workers.
Delivery: May 1996

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James Irvine Foundation

An Evaluation of HIV-AIDS Grants: 1988-1993

Headquartered at the epicenter of an epidemic, the James Irvine Foundation was a pioneer funder for AIDS prevention, research and community intervention. An executive evaluation summary, this video captured learning gained by the grants strategy, as told by medical experts, service providers, outreach workers and persons living with AIDS.
Delivery: May 1994

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James Irvine Foundation

Program Related Investment Loan Fund

A foundation board of directors synopsis, this video includes virtual tours, grantee interviews, statistics and accounts of community building projects of this revolving loan fund. Examples presented were rural Central Valley economic development, legal advocacy and referral services in San Francisco 's Mission District, and affordable housing in Richmond.
Delivery: May 1994

Women's health Leadership Program

Women's Health Leadership Program
& Public Health Institute

Leadership for Change

Documentation of peer training program to bridge health systems to under-represented populations, immigrant and minority women. An overview of innovative, interdisciplinary impacts (300 graduates, extensive alumni network.) Video touches on the training curricula, goals of peer learning, and regional outcomes informing public policy.
Delivery: December 2002