New Professionals

Join a Cohort

As a new professional in the field of advocacy communications, you want to make a difference. You believe in the mission of your organization, know your work matters, and want to be part of building a stronger future.

Far too often, people in your position begin with high hopes, but quickly find themselves overwhelmed and underfunded. With your background, whether in journalism, public policy, mass comms, or another focus, you have experience with key slices of your role, but other aspects are brand new.

You may be inundated with ideas and requests from the rest of your organization, including leadership, but your team is too small to execute all of them. You may find yourself as a team of one reporting to someone whose professional experience does not include communications, which leaves you wondering where to go for guidance. Whether lack of budget, time, research, or any other reason, you may not have the programs and platforms that make your job more efficient, and hiring additional team members might not be an option right now.

In short, new professional, you have the heart but not the practical experience – yet.

You need to quickly learn to strategize, prioritize, and be creative in supporting your organization as an advocacy communications practitioner – and we are here to help.

With insight from experts and the benefits of a peer group, joining a cohort will equip you – a professional at the frontlines of the advocacy communications efforts that inform law, policy, and systems – to make a positive impact and help your organization achieve its mission.

You'll learn the Nine Rights of advocacy communications, including best practices in storytelling, bridging divides in the current political climate, collaborating across your organization and the field, and prioritizing – both professionally and personally.

Once you complete the course, you will be paired with an experienced mentor to support you for at least one year. Your mentor will provide guidance, knowledge, and practical skills tailored to your needs, ensuring you have the tools necessary to make a meaningful impact in the advocacy space.

At Stories Change Power, we understand that a career in this field is both exhilarating and challenging. Our small cohorts are designed to equip you with a strong foundation and a supportive community to help you thrive. 


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