Today, we have a special announcement: I (Catherine) will be leaving the communications position at the Alliance. I hand the reins to many faces you have already seen on the social media networks and the blog (and the website staff page).
The Alliance’s efforts to communicate and interact with you have grown dramatically in the past 3 years. We’ve:
- Launched social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter which are now followed by thousands of supporters,
- Launched a blog, About Homelessness which included content from across the Alliance departments (policy, research, capacity, admin),
- Improved and updated our website for your better usability, featuring links to our social media networks and our newest publications and reports, including our most popular annual publication, The State of Homelessness in America; and
- Continued to discuss the importance of federal funding, housing-based solutions, and homelessness research in major media outlets, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor.
The best part of my tenure here has been creating avenues in which we can connect with you, providers and consumers. So rarely are we afforded the opportunity to really experience how our work impacts the lives and livelihoods of everyday people. Leveraging these new media tools to create communities has given us a way to keep ourselves focused on what’s really important: ending homelessness for individuals and families.
Thank you all so much for your readership and your commitment to the goals of the Alliance. Working with our ever-growing network of online and offline supporters is what has been most rewarding about this job!
Moving forward, you can direct your communications –related questions to Shalom Mulkey. Or, if you have thoughts, comments, or suggestions about our communications efforts, you can leave them in the comments section or share them on our Twitter or Facebook accounts.