35 episodes

The Social Change Diaries podcast is dedicated to exploring pivotal aspects of the social change sector, from the perspective of the experts who live and breathe the work of evolving our world for the better. The show is hosted by The Wakeman Agency CEO, Vanessa Wakeman. Each season is dedicated to a specific theme that is at the forefront of the sector. We are pleased to bring you Season 5, where we explore this profound moment in human history, as the global pandemics of COVID-19 and racism have sparked massive waves that herald a new era of change. Vanessa speaks with leaders in various sectors about the impact and aftermath of this moment on a range of issues, including civil rights, philanthropy, the media and more, focusing on what the future may hold, as we navigate consistent shifts into "next normals".. For more information about our agency and the work we do, please visit: https://thewakemanagency.com, or email podcast@thewakemangency.com. We welcome your feedback. Happy listening!

The Social Change Diarie‪s‬ Vanessa Wakeman at The Wakeman Agency

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Social Change Diaries podcast is dedicated to exploring pivotal aspects of the social change sector, from the perspective of the experts who live and breathe the work of evolving our world for the better. The show is hosted by The Wakeman Agency CEO, Vanessa Wakeman. Each season is dedicated to a specific theme that is at the forefront of the sector. We are pleased to bring you Season 5, where we explore this profound moment in human history, as the global pandemics of COVID-19 and racism have sparked massive waves that herald a new era of change. Vanessa speaks with leaders in various sectors about the impact and aftermath of this moment on a range of issues, including civil rights, philanthropy, the media and more, focusing on what the future may hold, as we navigate consistent shifts into "next normals".. For more information about our agency and the work we do, please visit: https://thewakemanagency.com, or email podcast@thewakemangency.com. We welcome your feedback. Happy listening!

    NYCLU Executive Director, Donna Lieberman, on Civil Liberties and Our New Normal

    NYCLU Executive Director, Donna Lieberman, on Civil Liberties and Our New Normal

    At no point in recent history has civil rights been so loudly at the forefront of everyday life. The tidal wave of shared trauma ushered in by the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent slew of racially motivated murders presents glaring questions around civil rights and the possible springboard for true systemic change. As an expert in policies, laws and all facets of civil rights, Ms. Lieberman discusses the implications of this time period and the nuances of this complex, powerful moment in human history.

    • 41 min
    Global Press Visionary, Cristi Hegranes, on the Impact of Consequence Driven Reporting

    Global Press Visionary, Cristi Hegranes, on the Impact of Consequence Driven Reporting

    In this episode, Global Press Founder, Cristi Hegranes, shines a powerful light on solutions to institutional, ingrained problems that underly today's news media. She outlines key differences between action driven reporting and its more informative, impactful alternative: consequence driven reporting. Learn why trained local journalists, equipped to provide precise narratives that accurately inform listeners, represent a pathway to truly educating people in a non biased way, about important global issues.

    • 53 min
    Behind the Scenes of Corporate Giving: Insights from Salesforce Philanthropy VP, Becky Ferguson

    Behind the Scenes of Corporate Giving: Insights from Salesforce Philanthropy VP, Becky Ferguson

    How nonprofits can successfully and efficiently secure corporate giving is a more important issue than ever before. This conversation with Becky Ferguson, VP of Global Philanthropy for pioneering powerhouse, Salesforce, provides key insights and concrete information for nonprofits to consider when strategizing, securing and sustaining corporate partnerships.

    • 29 min
    Futurist Rohit Talwar on Thinking the Unthinkable and Reframing Positions of Power to Positions of Responsibility

    Futurist Rohit Talwar on Thinking the Unthinkable and Reframing Positions of Power to Positions of Responsibility

    We kick off our 5th season with Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future, a UK based research and insights business specializing in the fields of futures and foresight. Rohit and Vanessa discuss implications of the groundbreaking events of 2020. In Rohit's words: "This has been a good rehearsal for how we prepare better for the future. Whether it's climate change, collapse of financial markets, radical breakthroughs in science and technology- we should now be more willing to think the unthinkable."

    • 39 min
    GLAAD's Rich Ferraro on Celebrity Social Media Channels as Today's Most Trusted Media Outlet

    GLAAD's Rich Ferraro on Celebrity Social Media Channels as Today's Most Trusted Media Outlet

    Another must listen to episode from our Celebrity and Influencers season. For nonprofits looking to elevate their impact through communications and messaging, The SCD provides a peek behind the curtain. In this episode, GLAAD's Chief Communications Officer, Rich Ferraro, shares "aha moments" and first hand experiences, including how GLAAD has evolved with the changing media landscape- partnering with today's influencers driving change, in a way that allows the org to indirectly mold the news cycle itself. 

    • 48 min
    VICE's, Paola Ramos, on Why Everyday People are the True Influencers

    VICE's, Paola Ramos, on Why Everyday People are the True Influencers

    In this dialogue, VICE Media's, Paola Ramos, shares unusual insights that elevate our conversations this season about celebrity and influencers. She asserts the true influencers are everyday people. This helps us consider where the opportunity is for nonprofits to create the essential emotional connection with their audience, one by one, in order to propel change. How can organizations tell their stories in a way that highlights how much power there is in the individual. What would that outcome look like?

    • 20 min

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7 Ratings

DeeDee O'Day ,

Inspiring and motivating women!

The Social Change Diaries let you hear firsthand from women who are leading the way in many diverse organizations. These podcasts are both inspiring and motivating--full of amazing stories of overcoming challenges, as well as practical advice you can apply to your own work.

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A regular TED Talk for PR pros active in social change and justice

This podcast is like meeting a revered PR professional and having the chance to sit with him or her for an hour. You are exposed to insights and ideas that you can employ in your own career that, at the same time, enhances your career and has a positive impact on your clients ROI as well. This is a low-key, information packed podcast dedicated to public relations. If you are involved in social change/justice, or want to be, I'd definitely recommend!

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