Coalition U

The Urban Affairs Coalition presents Coalition U!

The mission of Coalition U is to help nonprofit organizations strengthen their infrastructure, build capacity, and maximize community impact. Coalition U offers a variety of capacity building seminars and workshops focused on improving overall organizational growth and development in order to make effective change in the communities they serve. Registration is required for all Coalition U events and complimentary lunch is provided at most events. For more information about Coalition U or to be added to our email list to be notified of upcoming events, please email

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Next Coalition U Session: Media Relations

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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This workshop will focus on ways that your organization can engage the media to cover your impact stories and community events. We have a dynamic panel of industry experts from TV, Radio and Print media prepared to share best practice tips that will help you increase your engagement with the media! 

The session will be moderated by Tamala Edwards, 6abc Action News Anchor and will feature Loraine Ballard Morrill, News & Community Affairs Director, iHeart Media; Mustafa Rasheed, Managing Partner, Fall Bridge Advisors; Sara Lomax Reese, President, WURD; Anika Hawkins, Public Affairs Manager, 6abc; Patrick Kerkstra, Editor, Philadelphia Magazine; and Cherri Gregg, Community Affairs Reporter, KYW Newsradio.

Past Coalition U Sessions

Keeping Your Donors Engaged (Co-sponsored by Peirce College)
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Leading Today While Planning for Tomorrow (Co-sponsored by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce)
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Recruiting Interns & Volunteers for Your Organizations
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Social Media Best Practices (Co-sponsored by Wells Fargo)
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Crowdfunding (Co-sponsored by PECO)
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Finding and Engaging New Donors (Co-sponsored by Peirce College)
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Storytelling (Co-sponsored by Independence Blue Cross)
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Infographics: Using Imagery to Increase Engagement (Co-sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia)
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Networking for Resources Happy Hour (Co-sponsored by Elko & Associates and Benjamin's Desk)

Nonprofit Government Relations Roundtable (Co-sponsored by Comcast)


Infographics: Using Imagery to Increase Engagemen