ComNetworkSF, a local group of The Communications Network, and Northern California Grantmakers invite you to join Atlantic Media Strategies, the digital consultancy of The Atlantic, for a look at the modern media mindset today.
We are in a time of unprecedented uncertainty—as an industry and as a nation. During times of ambiguity, audiences crave understanding. Foundations and nonprofits of all kinds are grappling with how can they emerge as trusted sources in the face of today’s chaotic media and political landscape. We’ll explore how foundations and other nonprofit organizations can bring their big ideas to life by reimagining what, where, and how they communicate in our increasingly unpredictable world.
Jean Ellen Cowgill, President, Atlantic Media Strategies
Jean Ellen Cowgill leads The Atlantic's consulting firm, Atlantic Media Strategies. AMS helps leading public institutions, nonprofits, and Fortune 500s advance ideas that move the world. Its team of editors, analysts, designers, developers, and marketers helps organizations realize their mission through smart editorial strategies and solutions. Previously, Jean Ellen managed Atlantic Media’s corporate strategy and business development efforts. Prior to joining the company, Jean Ellen was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. In 2014, she was named to the Folio:100 list of the top 100 leaders in media. Jean Ellen graduated as valedictorian of Dartmouth College.
Jason Tomassini, Associate Director of Editorial, Atlantic Media Strategies
Jason leads editorial initiatives at AMS, helping organizations tell their story and engage with audiences online. Prior to Atlantic Media Strategies, Jason led digital strategy, audience engagement, and media relations for Digital Promise, an education technology nonprofit. Jason has also worked in newsrooms as a staff writer for Education Week and as a contributor to The New York Times, Washington Post, and Reuters. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned a master’s in digital media from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Who Should Attend
- Bay Area foundation or nonprofit organization communications professionals
- Firm/private consulting practice professionals focusing on the social sector
- ComNet SF members and nonmembers welcome
- NCG members and nonmembers welcome
Non-members: Contact the registrar.
ComNetSF Local Leadership Group
Eric Brown, Brownbridge Consulting
Daniel Silverman & Joyce Sood, The James Irvine Foundation
Danielle M. Dana, Science Friday
Regan Douglass, College Futures Foundation
Erin Hart & Jenny Kern, Spitfire Strategies
Minna Jung, EarthJustice
Emily Katz & Kayla Ballard, Northern California Grantmakers
Richard Tate, The California Wellness Foundation
Christina Vrachnos, Schmidt Family Foundation
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