Category Archives: Nonprofit Communication

Rachel, H&P intern, on social media for Tobacco-Free Hawaii

As part of my internship with Hastings & Pleadwell (through the University of Hawaii) I helped with social media training for a longtime client, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii’s (CTFH). Today (Thursday, March 31), we are in Hilo, but “live-streaming” … Continue reading

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Eat Local Challenge: Kids Learn from Kid-Chef Duke Kenney at Waialae Charter School

By Barbra Pleadwell My kid is a first grader at Waialae Charter School. It was our pleasure to mix work with school involvement tonight. Most photos featured in this blog post were taken by my daughter, Bella Grace Harper. Weʻll get … Continue reading

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Gubernatorial Debate Set for East Hawaii

By Amanda Taniguchi On Tuesday, August 31, two Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls will meet at the University of Hawaii-Hilo Performing Arts Center to debate.  Former U.S. Congressman Neil Abercrombie and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Democrats, are pitted against each other … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Billy, Opalavision, CPB’s retirement of Alex the dog…

By Barbra Pleadwell As a longtime member of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), I can attest to this industry group’s holistic view of communication. It is a vision our own small firm embraces on its journey on behalf of … Continue reading

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Plea for quit-smoking programs from a former smoker

The Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawaii (CTFH) Tuesday honored legislators who sat as conferees on the bill that established the State’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund in 1999 and asked legislators to continue funding for programs that help people quit … Continue reading

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Housing for Waianae residents in transition

Being part of something that helps those less fortunate can be quite exhilarating; maybe more so during the holidays.  I was lucky to spend a beautiful Thursday morning in Waianae on a 4.3 acre dirt plot filled with tractors, a … Continue reading

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Junior League of Honolulu: Community Asset, Wahine in Hawaii Business partner

Nine years ago I made an important decision. I became a member of the Junior League of Honolulu. Up until then that kind of “joining” wasn’t my style. I was in a head-down mode trying to get H&P off the … Continue reading

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FREE coffee, Ed Kenney grinds, networking, advice on new media (for nonprofits)

You’ve got to hand it to Josh Levinson and his cohorts at Community Links Hawaii, self-described non-profit incubator, for a winning combination to engage that community.  Community Links has launched a new series for leaders and volunteers of mission-driven groups: … Continue reading

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