Sports Brands, Talent and Nonprofit Partnerships
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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"Stepping Up The Game" features leaders who will share their experiences, insights and recommendations to help nonprofits build their sports initiatives and partnerships.

- Steve Van Wormer, Sr. Writer/Producer, Fox Sports and Activist, Phaware Global Association 

- Howard Brodwin, Founder, Sportsandsocialchange.org
- LaFern Cusack, Producer and Host, "The Experience," ESPN 710 AM Los Angeles 
- Amy Millstone, Associate Athletic Director, Strategic Communications, California State University, Northridge 

- Steven Yamin from Conscience Entertainment Group. conscience-entertainment.net
8:30-9 a.m.: Check-in. Light breakfast, networking.
9-10:30: Moderated panel discussion and Q&A dialogue.
10:30-11: Wrap-up and networking.
National Council of Jewish Women
543 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking: Free parking behind the building. Metered parking is also available on surrounding streets.
Members $40  PAY HERE
Non-Members $50  PAY HERE
RSVP by Noon, Monday, September 14, 2015 at the above links, by calling 1-800-PLANK15 or via e-mail to Joyce Harris at joyce.e.harris@hotmail.com
Pay on-line via PayPal at piratesla.org and bring your receipt with you to the meeting. Or, pay with cash or check at the door. 

PIRATES, the Print Interactive Radio and Television Educational Society, is dedicated to help build non-profit community connections to help get their message out about their organizations. Monthly programs feature topics on media opportunities, public relations and marketing, development, and partnerships to help build networking opportunities and resources.



Wednesday, October 21, 2015: How Your Nonprofit's Online Reputation Can Influence Donors and Impact Donations





PIRATES Congratulates 2013-2014 Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship Recipient Rossini Batino!

 photo Rossini_Batino_Photo_zpsb0be9b3b.jpg Rossini Batino’s career goal is to become a Public Health communication’s professional.  She has never given up on herself because she believes that her “career goal has the potential to influence a system of health communication, anywhere in the world.”  She also understands “the purpose of this scholarship is to recognize students ‘who have excellent potential for improving lives of people in Southern California through a communications career’.’’ Rossini explains she is “pursuing a career in health communications where communication is the core of effective public health system – that would not only improve the lives of people in Southern California but also anywhere where health is valued.”

Here is how Miss Batino answered the question, discuss your view of the communications industry and its role in today's society?:

“The communication industry is the core of civilization.  The communication industry changes rapidly as the society changes and as the technology advances.  Mass communication media such as television, radio broadcasting, online communications, public relations, motion pictures and etc; have allowed us to instantly transmit information worldwide.  This is a powerful and crucial tool in creating bonds, having our voices heard and most importantly promoting awareness regarding global issues such as social, political, and environmental issues.  The communication industry is our external senses that allow us to access information about what’s happening around us.  It’s hard to imagine our every daily lives without online communication, for example.  Knowing that we are oblivious to the events around us can increase our anxiety and confusion.  Globally, imagine the status of international trade without the communication industry – it’s almost improbable!  The marketing industry and other business companies heavily depend on the communication industry.  WE, as citizens, depend on communication media to keep us inform and alerted.  With that said, I believe that communication is what is keeping our society functioning and in order - for that matter - it is the spine of the 21st century.”

Rossini recently transferred from Orange Coast College to attend University of California, Irvine (UCI) as a junior, with a 3.94 grade point average.  Her major is Public Health Science with emphasis on Public Health Global Communications.  Currently she works for 24 Hour Fitness as a Kids Club Attendant / Service Representative and enjoys the children.  She is also a private tutor for a 6-year old with mild ADD.  She assists the child with writing, reading, counting and “cool” science experiments.  Additionally Rossini is a Clinical Care Extender Intern at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach.  She assists the nurses and patient care assistants in attending to the patient’s needs. 


PIRATES (Print Interactive Radio & Television Educational Society) is dedicated to helping nonprofits to more effectively work with the media. It is the only L.A. area association that offers regular opportunities for nonprofits, the media, and other communications professionals to network.


2014 – 2015 Application Process: New scholarship applications will be posted and accepted starting in March 2014.  Application deadline is May 31, 2014





Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline is May 31, 2012
More info: http://piratesla.org/scholarship.html

A Gift From The Ad Council!

PIRATES 11/10/10. Attendees not in order: Debra Evans,  (Walden House);  Susan Evans ( East LA Partners For Change); Jane Garcia (Women In Film); Robin Gee (CityTV);  Louis Gross ( Shriners Helping Kids); Erin Handelman ( So CA Foster Family & Adoption); Meg McDonald (McDonald Media Services); Esther McDowell (LA County/Women's Health Dept); Genevieve Riutort ( Westside Food Bank);  Philip  Sokoloff (Public Relations); Brenda Vazquez ( Partners In Care); Andy Weisser (Public Relations); John Boal (Ad Council) and LaFern Cusack (SCBA).




Tel: 800 PLANK (15)

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