Tips for Media Interviews: What to do before, during and after an interview with a reporter to shape the news story and build the reporter relationship.
In the housing and community development space, we are often battling the dominance of narratives that do not serve the goals of equity, inclusion, anti-racism or justice. Yet, how we shift away from those narratives to better ones, requires us to be strategic and intentional about how we lift up the solutions we propose. Our […]
Housing Elements can be a complicated, intimidating process — but with the right messaging, we can help break down barriers and motivate residents and advocates to get involved and shape better policy. This presentation will lay out an approach for what to say and how to say it to bring people in, communicate the essentials, […]
Community input is an essential part of the Housing Elements process, and digital organizing is one of the most effective ways to mobilize residents to speak out about their experiences, concerns, and priorities. This training will focus on leveraging digital tools (social media, email, SMS) to implement an effective digital organizing strategy that reaches and recruits residents to carry key Housing Elements messages.
We have our facts, we have our messaging, we have our community with us — now we need to persuade decision-makers to implement the Housing Element plan we deserve. In partnership with Shift the Bay and M+R, this workshop will leverage our existing Housing Elements research, messages, and materials to review best practices to engage […]
Homelessness is a top concern in the Bay Area, and it’s closely tied to our work for housing and economic justice. It can also be hard to talk about—persistent myths and misperceptions, strong emotions, and lack of clarity on solutions can all be a challenge. Together we’ll discuss STB’s newest messaging resource, How to Talk […]