March 23 -or- March 24th.
Does your messaging move legislators, community leaders or even friends to act?
Have you analyzed your brochures, communication and messaging for effectiveness?
Ilsa Flanagan partners with forward thinking leaders to design groundbreaking solutions to society’s most complex problems. She is currently leading the National Human Services Assembly’s Reframing Initiative, mobilizing the sector to integrate research-based communications to deepen understanding of human needs and encourage more vibrant civic participation for social change.
n this presentation, you will hear the findings from this groundbreaking research and learn about common communications traps that tend to suppress support for our work. We will walk through a new and robust narrative and set of tools and resources that are free to the public and ready for you to use!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2017 Action Forum, held yesterday at the Stoney Creek Inn. What an incredible morning with great conversation and insight. As promised, Ilsa has shared her presentation with us. It is attached below.
We also want to extend a big thank you to our guests:
Don Moffitt - former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives
Pat Verschoore - former Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives
Jim Niedelman - WHBF, broadcast journalist
Tara Barney - Executive Director, QC Chamber of Commerce
Isla Flanagan - FrameWorks Institute
Check out some pictures from our morning!
When: Monday, January 23, 2017
8:30 - 11:00 am
Where: Stoney Creek Inn. Moline, IL
Coffee, juice, donuts and fruit will be provided.
Part 1: Pat Verschoore and Don Moffitt, retiring state representatives will join us to share their insight about the coming years. As they leave, what recommendations do they have for non-profit agencies navigating this environment?
Part 2: Consultant Ilsa Flanagan (FrameWorks Institute) will report on the National Human Services Assembly's multi-year initiative to disrupt and shift the public discourse on human needs. Ilsa is a National expert on mobilizing communities to build a deeper public support for human services. Ilsa uses research-based communications from the FrameWorks Institute to show which values and mataphors help the public and policy makers think more productively about systemic solutions to complex issues such as aging, homelessness, mental health and youth development.
Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 in New York City, and has since grown nationally! This year marks the 5th Annual Giving Tuesday and the Quad Cities participates in full force! Donations allow not-for-profit organizations to fill the gaps and continue to provide support and services for our community. Why do you give?
The Quad Cities Open Network and the River Bend Food Bank were featured on the Channel 4 news for Giving Tuesday. Watch the clip here!
We are proud to welcome the Gilda's Club to our growing list of member agencies!
We have been adding many fantastic agencies as QCON Members!
We are happy to welcome Scott County Family Y, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the MV, and Bethany for Children and Families also recently joined the team!
We have pledged our support of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Q2030 initiative! We are part of the framework to make the Quad Cities a cool place to live.. We employ creative Quad Citizens.. We are working together as part of a connected region.. We are part of the fight to strengthen our community and make the Quad Cities a prosperous place to live, work, and play.