Melissa Daar Carvajal is a communications and branding strategist who partners with a network of amazing writers, filmmakers, strategists and designers to advance social change.
Bringing Changemaker Stories Front and Center
An alternative strand in Salinas' trajectory to its reputation for murders, gang violence and drug dealing: passionate homegrown leaders who stay or return to Salinas to support the younger generation.
Engaging Pediatricians to Screen for Toxic Stress & Parents to Make Sure They Do It
Thought leadership and a content strategy to transform pediatric practice, support caregivers and motivate parents' self care to address toxic early childhood trauma.
Advancing Youth Mentorship and Innovation in a Challenged Field
A content strategy that highlighted research and storytelling to convey the elements of successful youth programs to influencers, staff and mentoring networks .
WORKSHOP: HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT COMMUNICATORS
NOVEMBER 16, 2018, 10 AM–4 PM, SAN FRANCISCO
Human Centered Design posits us to take our best communicator selves out into others’ worlds and use our empathy and creativity to better understand challenges and address social issues.
Join like-minded communicators in learning about design thinking to strengthen social impact communications. Stanford d.school professor and HCD expert, Cynthia Benjamin, and MDC Network's Melissa Daar Carvajal will lead this workshop. To find out more or register, click here.
“My a-ha moment was during one of the group sessions when we were practicing brainstorming and identifying linkages. It was realizing that the problem we were trying to solve may not have been the core problem, and we should refocus our thinking.” Workshop participant