PCI Media Impact, Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   50 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Environment, International, Women, Reproductive Rights

Location: 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, 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.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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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.

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Definitely

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

A lot

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Very Well

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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.

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

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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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.

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Life-changing

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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.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

PCI do tremendous important work - the time and dedication they spent with my organization was insightful and inspiring. The staff I have met are accessible at all times, are able to stretch their minds in ways I've never seen and it is an honour and a privilege to know and work with them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

PCI Media Impact is an extraordinary non-profit organization that creates models of entertainment in collaboration with hundreds of communities in need across the globe for the purpose of social change. The Sabido method of Entertainment-Education that they employ is consistently successful in educating said communities through something that is exciting to watch or listen to together. I had the pleasure of working in collaboration with members of PCI Media Impact two years in a row through a class in Universtiy of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and their support, integrity, and warm, well-intended nature in tackling many tough social issues we all face in one way or another today is truly inspiring, unique, and remarkable.

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

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Definitely

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

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

PCI-Media Impact commits extraordinary work, talent, and effort to empower people all over the world to share their stories in order to create change. I cannot say enough good things about this organization! I will always cherish the time I worked with Media Impact as a student of the Clinton School of Public Service in St. Lucia with the My Island My Community program. Not only did Media Impact impart the necessary tools to create a positive change in behavior regarding Climate Change but working with the entire team was a wonderful experience. Sean, Brenda, Alleyne and everyone else with Media Impact treats everyone with such kindness and respect.

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

clone them so they're able to replicate the program everywhere that needs Entertainment Education

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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