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Workshop III & Information Session - Brand Building and Corporate Communications
posted by Department of Social Work & Social Administration for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Social Development & Welfare

Event Details

The lifeblood of non-profit work relies on attracting talent; strong advocates to advance missions and funding. In today’s media intense environment, competition for supporters’ attention, time and funding in the Third Sector requires effective communication. Thinking beyond logos and tag lines, why should someone give time or money to your NPO over another? The right NGO-brand affiliation improves the company’s social license and reputational capital and protects the brand against risk and potential backlash. This workshop highlights some basics of responsive communication, creating touch points with donors and the power of authentic stories that move people to join your cause and mission. Through case study, speaker will demonstrate the importance of branding strategy for long –term development.

Part I: Introduction of MSocSc (NPM) Programme 2017/ 18
Professor Cecilia Chan is Chair Professor of Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong. She is recognized for developing the Eastern Body-Mind-Spirit Approach of integrating Chinese philosophies and concepts into holistic behavioral health in her practice research on traumatized individuals including cancer patients, women of divorce, bereaved persons, couples with fertility issues, suicide survivors and victims of disaster.

Part II: The power of responsive communication in non-profit organizations
Marissa currently serves on the Board of Directors Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection; chairs the Steering Committee of HK Fringe Club Capital Works; is a Board of Director Asian Cultural Council HK Foundation; a Trustee of the Asian Cultural Council New York, and is a member of HKSAR Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s Arts Sub-Committee, Museum Advisory Committee. She also served as a Former Trustee of WWF Hong Kong.

Part III: Brand Strategy in Nonprofits, A case study of Hotmeal Service
Mr Raymond Chiu has been working in social work profession for 24 years and is now the Deputy CEO in Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service. In the past seven years, he developed hotmeal service in social innovation arena and forged strategic collaboration with sectors. The service was well exposed in media and built reputation in evolving various effective intervention models in the field of food assistance service.

Date/Time12/01/2017 19:00-20:30
VenueCJT-5.33, 5/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 17/10/2016 11:00(HKT) to 11/01/2017 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 40. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

* Registration is now closed.

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