Jennifer Van Gilder Archived Blogs

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Cracking the ‘millennial’ code through communications

by Charu Kohli Today, many strategies are being implemented to target millennials. This article about how high-end jewelers are trying new products and approaches to attract millennial customers provides some great insight on innovative tactics being used these days. From organizing pop-up stores, to designing jewelry for everyday use and organizing interactive online experiences, these […]

7 Habits of Effective Nonprofit Communication Professionals

Written by Charu Kohli “The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.” — Stephen King This becomes even more pertinent in the case of nonprofits – organizations that work extremely hard to solve complex social problems with limited resources. Nonprofits sometimes struggle to bring their message to the masses and showcase […]

Ask A Mentor: Tips On Controlling Workflow

Dear Mentors, Do you have any suggestions on how we can get control of our workflow and still be responsive to sales? Background: I’m part of a marketing team that has worked hard to define our priorities, schedule projects and allocate resources to best support our company’s sales efforts. Our sales reps constantly come up […]

Sponsor Spotlight: Monarch Media

Who is Monarch Media? We are a boutique custom publishing company specializing in producing membership magazines and generating advertising revenue for associations in Texas. Why did you form Monarch Media? As our family dynamics changed, we wanted more flexibility in our work schedules and to chart our own career paths for the future. Fortunately, we […]

Meet Jennifer Van Gilder, 2018 President’s Award Winner

Jennifer Van Gilder, this year’s President’s Award honoree, is a creative, solutions-driven communications professional with expertise in market research and public health promotion. She is passionate about conducting research and managing initiatives that improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, particularly those who are at risk or experience health disparities. She joins the Texas Department of […]

2018 Banner Brunch Keynote Speaker Interview: Jane Claire Hervey

Jane Claire Hervey is the founder and creative force behind #bossbabesatx, a nonprofit organization that amplifies women-identifying creatives, entrepreneurs, and community organizers through event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Texas and is the founder of Group Work, a boutique creative production […]

Darlene Templeton: 2018 Gene Barnwell Waugh Mentor Award Winner

Darlene Templeton, winner of the 2018 Gene Barnwell Waugh Mentor Award, embodies the spirit of this award – she has given selflessly to others, providing advice, support, and wisdom for over 30 years. We recently talked with Darlene about life, career, and her AMAZING Women Alliance. This is a group of AMAZING, fabulous, talented, and […]

What are the most important skills to master in my 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s?

Got your own career conundrum you’d like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA peer mentoring program. It’s free to members! It’s all about peers who care helping their fellow WCA members. Which Skills and When? Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, What are the most important skills to master in my […]

2018 Banner Brunch Speaker: Laura Donnelly of Latinitas

Since Banner Brunch 2018 is around the corner, we met with Laura Donnelly of Latinitas to discuss what Latinitas is doing and how it’s helping to grow and create community and change makers. Donnelly digs into what makes Latinitas so special and how they are determined to combine media with motivation. Donnelly is one of […]

Interview with Jennifer Stayton, 2018 Outstanding Member Award Winner

Jennifer Stayton is the host of KUT’s “Morning Edition” program, and this year’s winner of the Gladys Whitney Hearst Outstanding Member Award. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Williams College and a Master of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film from Syracuse University, and produces and co-hosts KUT’s “Higher Ed” podcast. In addition to her […]