Spokesperson + Advocacy Training

We can help everyone become a better speaker, and we can turn some people into stars. We develop both the content for spokespeople and the technical skills required to communicate across multiple platforms – in-person, print, television, radio, and online.

Environmental Defense Fund

The Organization

Led by a team of innovative scientists, economists, and advocates, EDF works to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet.

The Work

Our President Douglas Gould led a comprehensive media training for a group of EDF experts working on reducing Methane emissions, a major cause of global warming. The training covered print, online, in-person, and phone interviews.

New York City Department of Education

The Organization

The New York City Department of Education is the largest school district in the United States, serving 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools.

The Work

As part of our multi-year project, DG+CO led department executives through media training sessions. Trainings prepared them to highlight the benefits of their programs with media, parents, legislators, and other stakeholders.

United Nations Population Fund

The Organization

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that supports countries with population data and programs to promote the right of every woman, man, and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

The Work

DG+CO has led numerous trainings with UNFPA to release the annual State of the World Population report. High-level trainings ensured that messages were delivered to those who needed them – across the globe. We also helped UNFPA develop a message platform and media policy to guide all outbound communications – including traditional and digital media, interviews, presentations, and speeches.

Community College League of California

The Organization

The Community College League of California is a nonprofit association with 72 voluntary local community college members.

The Work

DG+CO developed a spokesperson training program for community college presidents and information officers, to build their capacity and help them become better speakers.

UN Women

The Organization

Founded in June 2010, UN Women was formed by the United Nations General Assembly to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality.

The Work

DG+CO has conducted several trainings for UN Women – including sessions to develop effective spokespeople and enable staff to use a newly redesigned website. Our highly participatory process allowed a variety of staff to weigh-in and shape the final product. During one training, Michelle Bachelet, the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women addressed the group and highlighted the critical importance of online communications.

The Nonprofit Council

The Organization

The Nonprofit Council is a membership organization of Executive Directors, Presidents and CEOs of 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, nonprofit professionals, students and for-profit businesses in South Central Texas.

The Work

DG+CO presented about to a group of 100 San Antonio-based members of The Nonprofit Council. The half-day session covered various aspects of digital media – including social media, email outreach, and SMS campaigns. Addressing the common complaint of digital burnout, the training focused on outreach strategies that are healthy and sustainable.