Spinning Out of Control? A Communications Strategy Can Help

By: Laura Bowen|August 17th, 2015|Posted in: Communications|

Sometimes communications work, especially for organizations focused on positive community change, can feel like being on a hamster wheel. Limited resources, limited time, and lots of demands means staff are constantly on the go, moving rapidly from one task to the next. This is often the case when an organization has dedicated communications staff—and it can be even more …Read More

By Laura Bowen|August 17th, 2015|Communications|

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Graphic Facilitation To Advance Community Change Efforts

By: Edwin Ferran|July 27th, 2015|Posted in: Communications, Strategy|

In today’s human and social sector worlds, terms such as ‘collective impact’ and ‘systems change’ have become ubiquitous. I have found that helping stakeholders visualize the systems that are the targets of change and how they will be impacted is critical to advancing toward success.

VIVA believes strongly in finding visually powerful ways of communicating information, as discussed in one …Read More

By Edwin Ferran|July 27th, 2015|Communications, Strategy|

Attention Grabbing: Unique Ways of Presenting Information

By: Laura Bowen|June 10th, 2015|Posted in: Communications|

Here at VIVA, we’re always intrigued by articles and websites that present information in new or unique ways—especially when they use powerful visuals to present the information. After all, 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. There have been several unique articles and graphics that have caught our eye recently:

Your Contribution to the California Drought

Here in California, …Read More

By Laura Bowen|June 10th, 2015|Communications|