GE Digital Communications Specialist

Do you think and write in 140 character, creative sound bites? Want to banish corporate speak for good? Have a knack for influencing others through your social media platforms and wish you could get paid for it? Join the fast-paced world of tech communications as a Communications Specialist, where you’ll get immediate, hands-on experience in […]

Mentoring: The (Not-So) Secret to Your Success

By Iolanthe Denman By now you’ve heard the buzz. Whether you’re fresh out of college, or a seasoned professional, you’re regularly reminded: Mentoring matters. Many organizations and schools have formal programs designed to connect industry and academic leaders with mentees looking to learn and grow. High-profile entrepreneurs, athletes and politicians often credit much of their […]

President’s Blog: Happy New Year!

  Dear SF IABC members and friends, It may be a new year, but the SF IABC Board made our resolution at the beginning of our board year last July! We committed to constantly find ways to create a better experience for our members. To this end, I’m excited to announce a change related to our […]

Negotiation Tips for Independents 

by Julie Knight Do you always reduce your rate when clients say they have a limited budget? Do you accept every client’s boilerplate contract without question? Those of us not particularly skilled in this area appreciated hearing tips from contract and negotiations expert Sandy Shepard, Esq., who recently spoke at our SF IABC Independent Communicators’ […]

Corporate Communications Director – Issues and Financial Communications

What You’ll Do: The Corporate Communications Director – Issues and Financial Communications will lead reactive issues management and proactive media relations reputation strategy and will help craft the company’s business and financial communications. The Day-to-Day:  Serve as a company spokesperson with reporters and influencers on issues related to company reputation Develop and lead issues communications […]

Ethics Is the Heart of Leadership

By Sue Stoney, VP of Communications Three experts on ethics engaged attendees in a lively discussion about ethics and its central importance to the human community—including the realms of government, academia, and corporate—on September 26, 2016, as SF IABC and PRSA partnered to bring Bay Area business communicators a lunchtime event. Meet the Panelists Sally […]

Development Writer: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Reporting to the Director of Stewardship, the Development Writer will have primary responsibility for crafting custom communications to high-end donors. Duties include composing cover letters, writing stewardship reports, and developing content to help achieve specific marketing objectives. As needed, this individual will also be responsible for generating proposals detailing major gift opportunities. GENERAL POSITION DUTIES […]

Stuck in an Ethical Crisis? What Do You Do?

By Julie Knight Everyone’s talking about how employees at Wells Fargo were fired for reporting an ethical breach. Have you ever witnessed a colleague or boss violating a company policy and didn’t know what to do? You like the person. You don’t want to get anyone in trouble. Maybe it was an innocent mistake. Maybe […]

Build Your Communications Career – Volunteer!

By Joyce Davis — Especially for those entering the communications field There are so many worthy causes. And because you’re a communications professional, they could probably all use your skills and experience! Besides enlisting your talents to change the world, volunteering can advance your chances for finding your next great job or client. My largest […]

What Is Global Communication Certification and Why Pursue It?

By Sue Stoney VP, Communications, SF IABC Are you a communicator who wants to be taken seriously in your field? Have you wondered whether your career would benefit from a plan of continuous professional development connected with a globally recognized certification program? Then you will want to know about the Communication Professional Certification program spearheaded […]