David Reid has distinguished himself by actually getting his own sailboat and succeeded in making trial voyages to demonstrate the feasibility of sail power for passage and freight. I met David Reid in Seattle in October 2007 when he invited me to speak at the Seattle Peak Oil Awareness monthly meeting. We Could Be Witnessing the Death of the Fossil Fuel Industry—Will It Take the Rest of the Economy Down With It?
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More importantly, Communications Network members will have access to an all new private and dynamic community powered by Salesforce. Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is building a global movement to help society see and act on the need for Everyone A Changemaker, including as it relates to children and teens. 1) Messaging: Ensuring that our narrative leads with our framework and empowers our community of partners.
2) Storytelling: The ability to share stories and deliver information that creates an experience for our audience.
3) Press: Engages internal comms teams to go beyond transactional relationships with press and create amplifying partnerships.
4) Digital: Engage with internal comms teams to ensure Ashoka’s digital properties align with and drive the strategic messaging.
Ashoka has a rigorous committee-based screening process for hiring staff at all career stages, mirroring the selection process for our Fellows. EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE: Has the ability to work efficiently and respectfully in teams. Ashoka is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion. Classification Standards: Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position is primarily responsible for developing effective communications materials for LAHSA and handling media relations. Minimum Qualifications: Must be a team player and have excellent verbal, written, and technical skills. As a member of the Communications team, this position will support current Duke Endowment communication strategies and will focus specifically on three primary functions: generating ideas for and leading implementation of Endowment digital strategies, overseeing events and developing and executing communications activities. Battery Powered is a member-founded, member-funded program of The Battery, a San Francisco social club.
The Battery Powered program has garnered a reputation as one of the most innovative and successful giving programs of its time. Battery Powered is looking for an accomplished, energetic, and creative development professional to join the team. You’ll work closely with both the Co-Founders of The Battery and with Amplifier Strategies to activate generosity within The Battery membership. The position reports directly to the President of The Battery Foundation, with tangential reporting to the General Manager of The Battery and the Director of Philanthropy at Amplifier Strategies. In its first year, Battery Powered activated $8M in generosity and enrolled 15% of the club’s membership (600 Battery Powered members, total membership of 3,500 and growing). Identify, analyze, and propose innovative development strategies that facilitate donor engagement and the achievement of fundraising goals.
We have retained Schaffer&Combs, a certified B Corporation, to support this high priority search. Please include your name, the title for this position, and the company name (“Your name – Director of Development – The Battery”) in the subject line of your email.
For more than thirty years, The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has been working to improve the lives of people in our region – supporting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development, and civic affairs.
More than that, though, we have helped to provide valuable leadership through very turbulent times. The Vice President of Marketing and Communications (VPMC) is an essential part of that strategy, and the successful candidate for this position will play an important role in advancing the effectiveness of the Foundation’s work.
The Vice President of Marketing and Communications leads communications and marketing implementation for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
As chief communications and marketing strategist, the VPMC is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic marketing and communications plan for the Community Foundation. Leadership – The communications team is led by the VPMC, who oversees the budget and is responsible for managing the communications team. Publications – The VPMC supervises the production of periodic publications and collateral materials for fundraising and special projects. External relations – The VPMC handles all media inquiries, builds relationships with local media, and may serve as a spokesperson for the Community Foundation. Organizational capacity – The VPMC and the communications team are charged with ensuring that all employees understand the Community Foundation’s core messages and training staff on communications best practices.
What we’re looking for: A savvy communications pro with a head for project management and a passion for social change to join Fenton – the leading social change agency. Knowledge about expanding access to high quality education, from early care and education (ECE) through higher education and have experience in education.
The SAE will be responsible for planning, executing, and tracking communications initiatives on behalf of clients and plays a pivotal management role within the agency, occasionally as the lead on smaller accounts.
We are: The leading social change agency with more than 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. The senior account executive will be responsible for executing communications initiatives on behalf of clients and may serve as the lead on smaller accounts. We are:  A social change communications agency with more than 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements.
We are looking for a dynamic and seasoned communications professional to lead our West Coast team as Managing Director of two offices: San Francisco and Los Angeles. The MD is responsible for overseeing the 25-person West Coast operation with and plays a critical senior role across the agency along with the senior leadership team. The agency focuses on a broad range of communications initiatives including issue advocacy campaigns, corporate social responsibility programs, digital content and web development, social marketing strategy and execution, non-profit branding, messaging, and engagement.
What You’ve Done Already: We are seeking candidates with 15-plus years of experience, including experience at an agency. What we’re looking for: A communications savvy Account Executive with a passion for making social change to join Fenton’s fast-paced and creative San Francisco team.
The AE’s primary role is to help develop and execute online and offline communications tactics. We are: A social change communications agency with more than 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change movements. Lead landscape and competitive analysis research projects; gather insights to form campaigns and communications strategies. Conducted daily media monitoring for two of your accounts- one seeking news about health disparities among people of color and the other finding media hits about the intersection of LGBT and faith issues. Finalized a competitive analysis report for an early childhood development organization, a project on which you led the research, secured the print vendor for the print report, and picked up the printed copies from the vendor. Participated in a brainstorm for an online campaign promoting the availability of free electric vehicle charging stations for workplaces. Finalized web content for a dating violence prevention toolkit site, and sent video clip recommendations to the video team for the new site, after watching an hour or so of raw interview footage. Pitched media outlets with a press release about efforts to project California wildlife during the drought. Managing content on behalf of clients utilizing content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress, etc.
What we’re looking for:  A communications savvy Account Director in our Los Angeles office with seven or more years of strong strategic communication management, campaign development and implementation and media relations experience.
We are especially interested in people who are passionate about changing the world, protecting the environment and engaging people in conversation around education and public health. We are: A social change communications agency with more than 30 years of experience working on some of the country’s most important social change and social justice movements. Writing and editing press releases, fact sheets, opinion pieces, strategy memos, reports, organizational brochures and online content.
Provide assistance to senior staff related to new business development such as crafting proposals.
Experience developing network of contacts in a range of areas including business, politics, health, environment, education, etc. What we’re looking for: A communications savvy Account Coordinator with a passion for making social change to join Fenton’s fast-paced and creative San Francisco team. The AC’s primary role is to provide project support in the development and execution of communications strategies for our clients. Help with landscape and competitive analysis research projects; gather insights to inform campaigns and communications strategies. Created a first draft of web content for a dating violence prevention toolkit site, and sent video clip recommendations to the video team for the new site, after watching an hour or so of raw interview footage.


Created a peer analysis comparing the brands of five organizations all working to end hunger.
The Communications Coordinator reports to the Communications Manager and is responsible for the daily operations and coordination of workflow of the Communications department. Maintain communications calendar and coordinate meetings to keep communications team on track of workflow and projects.
Review and process invoices, credit card bills and travel reimbursement forms related to the Communications Department. Assist the Communications team and other departments to maintain and increase the Foundation’s presence on social platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram). Strong project management skills; ability to multitask, organize and prioritize to stay within budget and on deadline. Ability to develop collaborative work relationships, internally and externally, to achieve effective outcomes.
At least 3 years relevant experience, preferably within a communications or public relations firm, or a nonprofit organization. A competitive compensation package is available, including a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a comprehensive benefits package.
Lantern Community Services’ (Lantern) mission is to champion the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Financial: The COO will provide strategic oversight of Lantern’s finances, and effectively communicate the results, issues and opportunities to senior management and the Board. Lead fiscal modeling of potential new initiatives undertaken by the agency which will include assessing the use of Medicaid.
Collaborate with the Controller to assess Lantern’s financial position, and issue periodic reports on financial stability, liquidity and financial health. Ensure that Lantern has appropriate insurance coverage including worker’s comp, D&O and health insurance as well as risk sharing and risk management practices. Work closely with the controller to analyze revenue trends and expenses and develop projections; review annual budgets and forecasts and suggest and implement strategies where appropriate.
Work closely with the Chief Compliance Officer and the Controller to ensure that the organization is in compliance with all regulatory standards and applicable laws. Operations and IT: The COO will oversee all operational aspects of programs across all facilities with a focus on developing best practices for the organization and developing infrastructure improvements in such areas as security, furniture, equipment, purchasing and technology.
Oversee the provision of outsourced security, assess the quality of the services and the provider as needed.
Lead, coordinate and troubleshoot all activities in the areas of purchasing, facilities and office services. Oversee the detailed lease requirements for each building, and coordinate leasing up vacant units with program staff. Oversee creation of monthly reports that track all arrears, legal response efforts, subsidy and tenant collections and vacancy information, and monitor to ensure maximum collections and minimum vacancies. Oversee legal efforts to improve rent collection, and assess quality of legal services on a monthly basis. Analyze and identify ways in which collections can be improved, arrears addressed more quickly and vacancies filled as quickly as possible.
Oversee rental subsidy process including funding from government agencies, and the application and compliance aspect of that work, working closely with the Chief Compliance Officer.
Work closely with the property management company in coordinating all Leasing & Compliance efforts and in addressing any other operational needs. In September of 2008 Dave sailed with friends from the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, to Seattle, with a load of organic produce. Their Guest Speakers and Artists have each made a Significant contribution as Culture Makers. Over a 30 year span, we have elected and funded over 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs in more than 70 countries.
For this movement to succeed, we need a bold and sustainable global communications team and messaging effort that will effectively communicate our vision. They will be comfortable engaging prominent business, social, and government leaders—and eager to build bridges between the three sectors. This includes research, responding to media requests, providing information to the public, website and social network management, production of internal and external informational materials, drafting press releases, and public relations. Made possible by Michael and Xochi Birch and the philanthropy team at Amplifier Strategies, the program is designed to help members explore themes, share ideas and activate their generosity to spark lasting change. You’ll analyze current giving levels and member engagement activities to develop strategic solutions for growing the Battery Powered community.
You will be expected to activate another $8M in new memberships and renewals the first year, and $12M in the second year.
Since our inception, we have distributed more than $825 million through more than 56,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. In addition to providing grants and working closely with our donors to help them achieve their philanthropic goals, we have used our reputation in the community as an honest broker, a trusted friend, and a respected voice to bring about positive change for millions of people.
The VPMC works closely with the President, Strategy Officer, and the three other Vice Presidents to help the Community Foundation achieve its programmatic and fundraising goals and to make sure the Foundation is an influential voice in Southeast Michigan and in philanthropy. The VPMC develops and manages the communications budget within established budgetary procedures.
Historically, the Community Foundation has produced a printed annual report and at least three printed newsletters yearly. The communications team works to maximize inter-departmental communication and coordination.
We see education, youth development and the health of families and communities as issues of social justice. Fenton’s past and present clients include the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Children’s Aid Society, the American Association of Community Colleges, as well as grantees and foundations. Fenton’s past and present clients include FHI 360, Girls’ Globe, Save the Children, and the Global Fund for Women. The best candidate will have strong leadership qualities, agency management experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a defined “presence” in the social change space, particularly with social justice, racial justice and other key issue areas. The MD leads top-tier accounts and is involved in the management of all accounts managed by the West Coast offices, manages their portion of a P&L, is responsible for generating new business leads and spearheading agency new business development as well as creation of new products and offerings to innovate in the communications space.
The AE has 3-4 years of experience in project support, research, media relations and social media campaigns in public interest advocacy or social justice communications setting, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
Fenton’s past and present clients include The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Amnesty International, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Carton Council and The California Endowment.
They have a strong background in project management and execution, research, media pitching, and social media campaigns. The Account Director is responsible for developing, executing and budgeting for profitability on assigned accounts, as well as the supervision of staff servicing those accounts. We are currently prioritizing candidates with proven experience working on advocacy campaigns, conducting audience research, developing messages and conducting media and influencer outreach.
The AC has 1-2 years of experience in project support, research, media relations and social media campaigns in public interest advocacy or social justice communications setting, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
A typical week will include a blend of project coordination and logistics, media outreach, research, copy-editing, media monitoring and participation in larger team strategy sessions.
Fenton’s past and present clients include The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Amnesty International, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Carton Council and The California Endowment. This position serves as the liaison between Communications team members as well as with other departments within the Foundation and external partners, to keep everyone on track of workflow.
Lantern provides innovative services to help New Yorkers who are formerly homeless or have recently aged out of foster care recreate their lives.
It's more about fun, as was Pedal Power Produce and library bikes (which we are trying to resurrect in Humboldt) and practicality.
You will learn from their professional and creative insight, as well as be inspired by the overall Spirituality, Arts, and Culture Dialogue. Ashoka is seeking an entrepreneurial, creative, and dynamic innovator to lead its global communications team and transform how Ashoka engages with the world. Excellent computer skills with competency required in Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook).
Each trimester, the Battery Powered community tackles a new theme, representative of some of the biggest issue areas of our time. This success, coupled with The Battery’s positive reputation, gives the program strong convening power to draw both well-known experts and celebrity presenters to amplify its voice. These changemakers and influencers have both the capacity and motivation to make our society stronger, and you will connect them with the opportunity to do so in an innovative and deeply rewarding fashion. Our longer term vision for the program is to grant $10M a year in funding to amazing organizations. The VPMC also provides education and mentoring, and identifies professional development opportunities for members of the team and other staff as appropriate. The VPMC collaborates with all staff to ensure the publication of updated and accurate information, and oversees the development of videos, podcasts, and other means of connecting digitally. The VPMC leads communications team efforts to develop news releases, public briefing materials, talking points, and presentations for speeches and external announcements. The VPMC works closely with human resources to assist with the communications aspects of publicizing openings and recruiting candidates.


The Senior Account Executive (SAE) has four-to-seven years of experience in public interest advocacy or campaigns, public-interest communications, social activism, media relations, or demonstrated equivalent experience and ideally agency experience. Our office works on projects that involve communications strategy, messaging, media relations, digital advocacy, branding and communications planning.
This person should have a good understanding of the nature of business on the West Coast — specifically with foundations — and experience with growing a business and furthering a leadership footprint.
Because so much of the work is integrated, the ideal candidate has strong experience in both online and offline communication platforms and in creating results-driven programs. AE’s support their account teams, run parts of larger accounts and occasionally lead on smaller accounts. Fenton has 60+ staff in four offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate the ability to work with and on behalf of diverse communities.
Kellogg Foundation, the Transgender Law Center, the California Community Foundation and The California Endowment. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Our programs with proven results in health, employment, education and life skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs.  We provide our clients—many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses—with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence. The genesis of STN was not a post-collapse survival system, but rather a way I could live in the countryside up a river and paddle a canoe downstream to the river mouth where there'd be a sailboat at a marina or anchorage.
The right candidate will create a strategic messaging plan, establish strong media relationships, effectively articulate the Ashoka vision, and identify opportunities to raise the level of awareness of social entrepreneurship as it relates to Everyone a Changemaker.
They will have the ability to engage anyone, anywhere and share a compelling vision of Ashoka. Requires proficiency with social media including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, hashtags, and blogs.
Over the course of the trimester we hear from experts and organizations on the front lines of some of society’s toughest challenges, and at the conclusion of each theme, members vote to financially back a selection of organizations. Your passion for giving is infectious and the depth of your knowledge around philanthropy is exceptional. The VPMC is responsible for providing feedback through regular performance reviews and goal setting.
Fenton has 65 staff in four offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. We come from a variety of backgrounds, including nonprofits, government agencies, consulting firms and the corporate world. We also create top-tier cause marketing campaigns and CSR and sustainability programs for companies such as Renewable Funding, Intel, Warner Bros.
The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. I conceived of this in the mid 1990s just for a good place to live away from pollution and have the best of both worlds, land and sea and freedom. We come from a variety of backgrounds, including non profits, government agencies, consulting firms and the corporate world. While we work hard, we also appreciate a good Happy Hour, round of karaoke or game of trivia when we see one.
In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N.
There have been false starts since 2000, and most of our progress has been just in cyberspace. Battery Powered has raised over $8M and awarded funds to 31 organizations that have a serious chance of making society stronger.
Fenton has 60 staff in four offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. So David Reid has distinguished himself by actually getting his own sailboat and succeeded in making trial voyages to demonstrate the feasibility of sail power for passage and freight. I guess one reason I gave up on the land-base aspect of the original concept is that up those rivers the fucking clearcuts have petroleum herbicides and the diesel residues from burning off the slash. In 2015, the Humanitarian Prize was awarded to Landesa, a Seattle-based land rights organization.
And I became more and more interested in putting my resources and survival strategy into the sailing life and being able to sail anywhere including beautiful lands. Flying the Sail Transport Network burgee and documenting the costs, time and other aspects of the voyage, the first STN tangible project came about. Finally, my idea of owning land and an estate up the river from the harbor gave way to a more sharing, collective non-possessive way of living.
It is thousands of years old, and with any luck for our planetary home and the human species, we'll be sailing for hundreds of thousands of years more.
But the way our modern society's abuse of the ecosystem has grown in the last several decades, with population growth out of control, and as the very composition of the oceans has altered for the worse -- with the plastic plague and acidification that will remain with us for perhaps thousands of years -- we can only hope that humans will be around to sail on. It is in light of our plight, and because the historic advent of peak oil means society must begin alternatives to oil-based transport now, that a sail transport network has been proposed and begun. But the first steps for conscious sail transport had to be made modestly and with visionary purpose. In Dave's story below perhaps we'll discover he's a chocolate addict looking to secure his supply in a post-petroleum world! Up until now only a few folks in the peak oil and sailing communities know who David Reid is. A few more have heard there have been actual Sail Transport Network voyages in the Puget Sound, and a very few have seen the PowerPoint presentation Dave created [excerpts here as photos]. So it is my pleasure to present his work and his thoughts for the future for Culture Change readers now. Before you tell us the details of your experiences and future plans, what would you say is the basic reason for your activities?
Is your philosophy to begin "living the future now" or are you more of a humanitarian attempting to build "life boats" for the post-petroleum world just around the bend? Does one need one of those big clipper ships of olden days to make sail transport viable in today's world? Sail Transport on the Inter-Coastal Waterway will look completely different from the Puget Sound. Right now we are visiting farms near Sequim on a Catalina 34, more suited to the longer distance and heavier winter air.
If I was going to move fair trade coffee from Hawaii maybe a clipper wouldn’t be a bad idea.
From friends, sailors, sustainability groups like Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (SPOA), Sustainable Ballard, and Vic Opperman's SCALLOPS program.
The trial voyages so far have mostly been to some of the closest small organic farms to Seattle by sea. These farmers are too small to afford LTL trucking costs or the ferry and time commitment to make the farmers markets in the city. Did this lead you to believe we do not have to wait for petrcollapse to establish a sail transport network? In Seattle we have a lot of very steep hills making straight pedal power for loads problematic. We are about to use some of the most efficient ev’s [electric vehicles] ever built and we can do this by building ev’s that aren't trying to pretend they are automobiles. I’m an engineer by trade and I am very impressed by Segue's ability to solve engineering problems without adding a whole lot of unnecessary paraphernalia. Besides drawing upon them in addition to your peak oil group, how about beyond this movement to involve "regular individuals"? In addition to SPOA, Vic Opperman and Fulvio Casali from Sustainable Ballard and SCALLOPS (Sustainable Communities All Over Puget Sound) are dedicated to seeing this project succeed and are fully “on board.” A small but dedicated group of sailors from Jay Fitzgerald's “Oar Club” are providing a great resource for sailors who have already been working on pure sail navigation. There are people from the sail racing community interested and a great deal of just regular people. Sail transport has never happened in an age where we have the most manoeuverable and efficient sailing vessels in history at the same time as we have radio communications (not to mention cellular and GPS).
We will likely see sailing vessels unlike anything we have ever seen before and I’m not talking about electronics; I’m talking about hull and sail plans.
Both are very hard work, people working in these activities are not doing it because it’s a joyride, we believe it in more than we sometimes believe in our own comfort. If there is one thing holding these efforts together maybe it’s the selfless vision that working with our human ingenuity, integrity and pure muscle power we can make way without the destructive practices the petroleum age has made possible. So if we go to bed tired after a long cold crossing in less than ideal conditions with tide getting us up at 2:40 AM, you know what, we sleep pretty good.
Other than a demasting, engines are probably the number one cause of catastrophic system failure on any boat.



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