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    How to communicate issues without writing reports use of infographics and social media How to communicate issues without writing reports use of infographics and social media Presentation Transcript

    • How to communicate issues without writing reports Using infographics and social media to get your point across
    • About Us  Presenters Sarah Forrest Jill Westfall Policy Coordinator – Communications & Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Operations Coordinator  Voices for Children in Nebraska  Founded in 1987  Statewide, multi-issue child advocacy
    • How we got here  Staff interest, knowing we needed to move in this direction  Transition from a founding executive director to new executive director with a passion for graphics and visualization
    • Where we were
    • 48 pages long (We’ll spare you the click through…)
    • Where we are now
    • Where we are
    • How do you do it?  Writing/Content Process  Figure out what you want to say first!  Let data drive the graphic (if you’re illustrating data).  Graphic software
    • A few easy, inexpensive tools  Word, Publisher, PowerPoint  Infogr.am  Piktochart.com For the more advanced users: Adobe Creative Suite – Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
    • Lessons learned in using new media to advance policy change:  Keep it short  Be specific  Let need drive the tool, not the other way around  Don’t write something to have a long shelf life  The internet is amazing!  Update and republish materials as needed on the cheap  Policy and communications are on the same team
    • Contact us Sarah Forrest sforrest@voicesforchildren.com (402) 597-3100 x109 Jill Westfall jwestfall@voicesforchildren.com (402) 597-3100 x`106 http://voicesforchildren.com