PRSA is hosting a webinar on Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. that will focus on how non-profit organizations can effectively communicate with audiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Red Havas senior vice president Melanie Klausner, the webinar will look at how several nonprofits are working to take care of their communities, evolve their missions to align with the realities and constraints of COVID-19, protect employees and generate support in new, innovative ways. Scheduled to participate in the panel are Bob Woodruff Foundation CEO Anne Marie Dougherty; Lupus Research Alliance senior director, marketing & communications Penny Mitchell; The Monday Campaigns PR & partnerships director Cherry Dumaual; Facebook strategic partner management entertainment & social impact Mayola Charles; and Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity marketing & resource development coordinator Tiffany Cadogan. For more information or to register, click here.
Inkhouse is holding its second “Meet the Press” virtual event on Aug. 25. “The State of the Media in Summer 2020: Racial Equality, the Economy & the Election” will feature a panel of reporters from the Boston business and political press. The panel will discuss how their individual reporting has been impacted by recent events, and how PR professionals can adjust how they work with the press. The panelists include State House News Service reporter Katie Lannan, Boston Globe reporter Jon Chesto, WGBH senior investigative reporter Phillip Martin and Boston Business Journal associate editor Hilary Burns. To register for the webinar, click here.
The Institute for Public Relations is hosting the first of three virtual conferences on the Future of Comms on Sept. 3 from 12 pm to 4 pm. The program will include a series of 30- to 45-minute sessions addressing such topics as leading with a values-based strategy, PR diversity, the importance of collaboration in communications, and social and digital strategies. Attendees will receive a playback version of the presentation 48 hours after the event, as well as the PowerPoint and other additional materials from the presentation. The following two conferences in the series will take place on Oct. 8 and Nov. 12. For more information, or to register, click here.