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Pci Media Impact, Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   53 reviews 1,932

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, Environment, International, Women, Reproductive Rights

Address:

777 United Nations Plaza 5th Floor New York NY 10017 USA

Mission:

Founded in 1985, PCI-Media Impact empowers communities worldwide to inspire enduring change through the use of creative storytelling.

Results:

With the help of our partners, we have produced over 5,000 episodes of 100 different award winning productions- reaching more than 1 billion people in 45 countries in the last 27 years.

Target demographics:

For over 27 years, PCI Media Impact has led the Entertainment-Education (E-E) field. Our programs and productions have inspired and empowered communities around the world through storytelling and creative communications.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Each year, Media Impact trains hundreds of community leaders, non-profit managers, government officials and broadcasters in our social change communications methodology.

Geographic areas served:

Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S.A.

Programs:

Currently, we work in over 30 countries producing television series, radio dramas, music videos and many other innovative media products that address the world’s most pressing issues. Our programs have increased knowledge and changed attitudes about issues ranging from violence against women and HIV/AIDS prevention to sustainable development and wildlife conservation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

PCI Media Impact is an innovative leader in using broadcast media to bring about positive social change. During 30 years of work with partners, PCI Media Impact has produced more than 5,000 episodes of 100 programs, increasing knowledge, changing attitudes and facilitating behavior change on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive and sexual health, child and maternal survival, water, sanitation and hygiene issues, human rights and sustainable development. These productions have reached more than 1 billion people in 50 countries. The organization's most recent work has been in West Africa, where it played a leading role in the Ebola crisis. The #ISurvivedEbola Campaign was an outstanding contribution to bring hope in a region of total despair. By elevating survivors and putting their stories on the air, they gave hope to millions and positive guidance on how to prevent and/or treat this deadly disease. It is truly one of the best ways I know to leverage the donor dollar to achieve results and make the world a better place...one story at a time!

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By harnessing the power of broadcast media, PCI Media Impact reaches people throughout the world with life-saving messages of health, hope, inspiration and environmental sustainability. Having spent my career in the development of non-for-profit organizations, I can attest to the fact that PCI Media Impact is an innovative "best-in-class"organization...superbly managed with a staff of first-rate professionals and dedicated volunteers. PCI Media Impact enjoys the highest ratings of all the watchdog organizations and donor money is often matched by generous donors to know the value of the work they do. Most impressive of all is PCI Media Impact's operational methodology...working in partnership with outstanding local organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States, their accomplishments are increased as they train a new generation of media professionals in the art of information-education. This is an amazing organization. It deserves your support and encouragement.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Double its budget to bring the organization to a scale commensurate with the value of its mission. This is an organization that richly deserves the support of knowledgable people everywhere.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

PCI Media Impact uses the emotional connection of stories for development.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Sean and his team at PCI Media Impact always impress me every time I visit the office and hear about their latest list of projects. The reach and scope of the projects is quite awe inspiring, with activity on every continent.

Having worked on projects at the United Nations for twenty years, I can say that PCI Media Impact fills an important space in development education. They do a lot with a little, and it is inspiring to know they are out there doing such good and essential work.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

PCI Media Impact, Inc. has been an interesting organisation that works to enhance our quality of communication through story telling techniques. I have had an opportunity of working with this team to enhance our communication skills through an innovative method of capturing the story by capturing the moments of our activities through a visual camera! It is always a pleasure to work them again, any time any where.

Best,

Hari

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PCI Media Impact is extremely high leverage. At the end of the day, it is we the people who will change the world- and we need to do it from the ground up. By informing minds and transforming behavior, PCI creates an endless ripple of positive impact.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it a larger budget and more partnerships.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Pci-Media, a non-profit I would love to work with again. They are on point with the direction of their projects and executes them precision. I help them with their video department, and storytelling and education aspect is done like I never seen before. They are very organized and does a ton of great work, can't wait to see what they will produce in the future.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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A group of energetic change-makers using storytelling for social change. This HERO organization not only uses storytelling for health related behavior change, but also for environmental conservation, animal rights and many more issues around the world. A perfect team of skilled individuals who employ Entertainment-Education strategy for social change, but are not limited to it. Recently the team started to use Positive Deviance and Liberating Structures in their work. I have been very fortunate to have worked with PCI Media Impact and participate in social change with them. WE NEED MORE SUCH GREAT NONPROFITS.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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I had a very exciting and enriching opportunity to work with PCI Media Impact on one of their international projects. Media Impact as an organization and team are focused, diligent and very professional with skills that relate and empower communities around the world. They have for years, used the power of story telling to change the world and indeed have had a great impact. They not only change behaviors but empower communities to take action for themselves, adding the crucial sustainability component to wherever they work. Definitely, they are excellent strategic communication planners, program managers, facilitators, and partners to work with.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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PCI Media Impact is my favourite non-profit! I have worked with them in Ghana and seen first hand how their storytelling methodologies put into practice, work! They were able to build the capacity of many different sectors of the community; from fishermen to radio producers to local government officials. Through participatory approaches, the community took ownership of the project and it has had a lasting impact on their lives. This is what I like the most. They do not have a top-down approach. They listen to the community and then teach them and show them how to make a difference themselves. They give the community the tools to empower themselves and best of all, in an entertaining way! They really do tell the stories that change lives! Brilliant!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

For such a small team, they do extraordinary work. If I could, I would give them more resources to expand into more regions and develop new partnerships, which have such a meaningful impact on so many.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Brilliant work, Brilliant team! The edutainment strategies that PCI Media Impact uses for storytelling and behaviour change on a large are amazing! Looking forward to some regional amazing stories as always!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Participatory approach is the key component of Media Impact’s work, where the final product is not as important as the process. When beneficiaries own the process and learn from it, then we are talking about sustainable impact.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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