Star Power: Achieving Impact by Working Effectively with Celebrities (Featuring Kevin Bacon)

Thursday, April 12, 2012 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Today’s media and information marketplace has become increasingly crowded. No matter how compelling your cause, it is critical that you find a way to rise above the din and connect with your target audience in ways that grab attention and then persuade or inspire engagement and action. Working with prominent musicians, actors, and sports figures can be especially effective in reaching a broader audience and achieving greater impact.
While some nonprofits struggle to secure and make the most of celebrity endorsements, others are better able to harness the power of celebrity to achieve impact and outcomes that advance their organizational mission.
Join us for a stimulating conversation as we assess the best ways for nonprofits and foundations to engage artists and performers to increase visibility and deepen impact.


  • Best practices for celebrity engagement, including using social media and technology
  • How to connect the appropriate celebrity with a nonprofit/cause
  • One celebrity’s experience with public service and impact through philanthropy
A Philanthropy New York Thought Leader program in collaboration with Grantmakers for Film and Electronic Media.



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