Sage is Accepting Intern Applications!
We are seeking an intern to work on projects involving nonprofit, foundation, city government, and socially-responsible for-profit clients. Applicants for this paid position must be juniors, seniors or recent college graduates. Hourly wage varies with experience. Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Policy majors preferred. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. (No calls, please.)
The William Penn Foundation has long been dedicated to assuring adequate funding for Pennsylvania’s public schools. To press the issue, the Foundation funded three of the state’s most respected education policy organizations as a collaborative, The Education Finance Reform Campaign. Sage Communications was hired to help the campaign develop powerful messages and to create new strategies for the media as well as materials for the public. The goal was to have persuasive messages prepared when the first-ever Costing Out Study was released by the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. A new commission overseeing equitable education funding across the state was formed as a result of the communications efforts and the work of the Collaborative.
The Camden Alliance for Youth Affairs was a glimmer of hope in an otherwise dreary landscape of organizations trying to help the city’s young people. How could one organization become an umbrella organization for a group of foundering nonprofits? The William Penn Foundation asked Sage to develop a strategic communications plan to show how the Alliance would advance its agenda for Camden’s children. We based our communications planning for the Camden Youth Alliance on sound research and data. Understanding the importance of sustaining a communications plan, we targeted the most efficient, achievable objectives to communicate the Alliance’s mission, goals, programs and results.