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PCI Media Impact, Inc.

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Causes: Civil Rights, Environment, International, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Reproductive Rights, Women, Womens Rights

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 35 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.

Community Stories

139 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCI Media does powerful work to encourage action on a variety of justice issues. Their staff are dedicated and passionate, and the agency's creative use of storytelling ensures that the voices of those most impacted are centered.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCI Media inspires communities worldwide to take action on social justice, health, and the environment through their creative storytelling in a variety of formats. What I like best about PCI is that instead of producing a product and then trying to sell it, its productions are created by in-country teams who know--are part of--their cultural and social landscape. Also, local men and women are employed in the production of their media products.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is a great organization with the ingenious mission of harnessing effective storytelling through the powerful platform of media and communication to educate and effect behavioral change in various areas needing attention from environmental issues to healthcare all over the world. Amazing how a small organization can have a huge impact for the global greater good!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've engaged with PCI Media for several years as an advisor, and in that time they've consistently displayed a wonderful mix of integrity, professionalism, enthusiasm, and imagination in their work. Their team is a joy, each member intelligent and focussed. To work with them, and towards their vision, is nothing short of a privilege.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for PCI Media, I have always been impressed with the power of their mission. Changing attitudes and behaviors on health, environment and social justice issues is a major contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This NGO is the real deal and I am delighted to support their work.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an international professional management expert who worked for 21 years for the largest organization in the field of Population (IPPF-1977-1997), I always considered this smaller sister NGO as second to no other in our area of action because of the inspirational and visionary leadership of its founder and successive Board of Directors.

In the late 1990s, PCI's CEO, Mr. David Andrews, asked me to help with their program in Mexico; I accepted with no hesitation. The experience was awesome. I worked with the leaders of Mexican TV who made soap-opera a phenomenon that heralded the arrival of global home entertainment. PCI offered them to become a game-changer of major proportions through social media. Everyone respected its staff, and more importantly, they embraced its mission.

The management of program operations was effective, economical, and prompt. Twenty years later, I glad to confirm through < charitynavigator.com> that PCI Media Impact is a "textbook" case for compliance with best practices in the sector, because of institutional transparency, accountability and especially in the ratios of program expenditures with 84% of the budget going to program execution.

In sum, memories may be excellent. However, current facts and figures that count are open public record and available. I feel comfortable stating that I could not imagine PCI Impact being second to no other NGO of any size.

Nikolai D.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been working with PCI for over a year helping with their work to protect the environment around coastal areas in western africa against climate change, as well as their dedication for saving African wild life from extinction.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Where news reports and statistics fail to effectively communicate the lived experience of individuals and communities around the world, stories like those given a platform by PCI Media shine. If it weren't for work like theirs, it would be all too easy for each and everyone of us to remain locked in our confined worlds without an iota of care for the lives of others.

Advisor

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is staffed by a team of individuals who always to rise to the challenge, no matter the task at hand. As an IT advisor I have had the pleasure of interfacing with several team members firsthand, and I have been consistently impressed with their dedication. Beyond that, I wholeheartedly support this organization's mission of reaching and assisting people in ways that are meaningful to their own cultural milieu, and I wish them every success in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI's mission is entirely reflected in their work. The staff is caring, hard-working and collaborative. They do great work across their portfolios in health, environment and social justice. I am most familiar with their social justice programming, and I was so impressed with the way the team approached very complicated, intersectional topics in a way that always remembers who they're serving.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI's mission is inspiring, the work that they do honestly makes me see just how powerful and wonderful NGOs can be. I have been following their work for nearly a decade now, and through all the radio shows, music videos, and comics, I seem them change not only lives, but full communities. PCI gives me hope for the world.

Tracy W.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCI Media is a great organization doing amazing communications work in health, social justice and climate change all over the world. I have been impressed with their behaviour change campaigns and use of complementary low-tech tools like comic books. I have met a number of their team members and find them very professional and totally committed to social impact at scale. Superb!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact was my first internship experience, and I have loved volunteering here. My favorite part about this organization is their extensive portfolio of topics, countries, and people that are covered in their engaging campaigns. PCI Media's involvement and experience with areas ranging from women's health to reducing plastic consumption demonstrates their ability to spark behavior change in any part of the world.

Kevin K.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second summer working as an intern with PCI Media and I am continuously impressed by this organization's use of behavior change communications to address social, public health, and environmental threats in communities around the globe. With their capacity building approach and diverse portfolio, the PCI team has established themselves as leaders in their field of promoting a more just and sustainable world through purposeful communication campaigns.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media hosted me for an internship where I worked with their environmental portfolio doing phenomenal work. Their strength lies in their capacity building approach that gives global communities the tools to address environmental threats in their communities. Unafraid to tackle diverse challenges and work with leading organizations, PCI Media takes a refreshing and impact approach to social and environmental issues.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pci Media Impact is indeed an outstanding and credible organization.
Their media for Health, Social Justice and Environment are just so powerful.
They really highlight the power of story telling for social change.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization works tirelessly to help animals all over the world. Their program “wild for life” is amazing. I have read about their works and accomplishments in saving the lives of all these innocent animals. I just love what they do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Brilliant work, Brilliant team! Couldn't be more impressed with the dedication and commitment of all staff members. They do good work for our future generations. It’s such an amazing organization that deserves your support and encouragement.

Andrea M.4

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome non profit company that helps so many people all over the world. Their way of telling stories is unique and empowers communities worldwide. They rock! Thank you PCI media impact.

Andrea L.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5


PCI media really uses storytelling to make a difference. This organization is the perfect way to become the voice of many thousands.
Thank you for all you do to make our world better, healthier and a more productive place.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked in the past as an intern at PCI Media Impact. It was such an enriching experience. The team is amazing and you quickly get involved in lot of interesting and challenging projects. People with different experiences and knowledge to offer. Great environment with great people to work with.
Working for them has really helped develop my skills as well as my personal life. The days at the office were really productive, there was a lot to learn and we could get involved in many different fields which enlarged my experience.
Sean, the CEO, is such a tireless person which encourages you to do more and more everyday.
I miss all the team and working there.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently attended the Champions of the Earth event in NYC sponsored by the UN. PCI Media Impact did a wonderful job organizing the event. Everything went smooth, the food and entertainment were fantastic, and I left the event inspired. I would recommend PCI Media Impact to all my colleagues. Great work!

Jay M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently attended the Champions of the Earth event in NYC sponsored by the UN. It was a great event and PCI Media did a fabulous job organizing and managing this event. The skill they showed made the event a truly memorable experience for all who attended.

Cathe Orlowicz M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am Vice Chair of the Board of NY/NJ Baykeeper and I was recently thrilled to be able to attend, along with other members of our organization, the Champions of the Earth event event sponsored by the UN at Cipriani in NYC. The event was a huge success with every detail scene to in an incredibly professional and seamless manner. It was organized, planned and executed by PCI Media Impact, and both their skill and level of care for the cause were more than evident all night long. The art of storytelling used in all their work was clear throughout the evening. You could not but be moved by the lives, and ideas, and yes, creations of the young people being honored. That was true not only because of the incredible stories of the young people, but of the way the stories were told. That is precisely why this group is so effective. The ability to use stories to move the world is incredibly valuable, and PCI Media does it flawlessly.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently had the district privilege of attending the 2018 Champions of the Earth gala dinner at Cipriani, here in New York, sponsored by the UN. PCI Media Impact organized, planned and managed the event. Thanks to their suburb direction and coordination the evening was a complete success from beginning to end--a gala indeed. Their professionalism was always in evidence throughout the evening's program, a quite complex one that required perfect timing and first class attention to every detail. Their skill and experience with events such as this one insured that the young environmental Honorees, the stars of the evening, were honored in a manner befitting their unique contributions to the betterment of our planet. One had only to listen to their comments and look in their eyes to understand that they were awed by the incredible reception they received. PCI was magnifigant, guaranteeing that everything just flowed and fit together beautifully. The event was a total success for these incredible young people and the United Nations, not to mention all in attendance. Kudos to PCI absolutely!

Barbara L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCi Media Impacts' recent work with the UN Environment presenting the Young Champions of the Earth illuminated the importance of "outside of the box"and innovative thinking with regard to environmental issues around the world. The presentations by the Young Champions left us inspired and hopeful. PCI Media Impact's work was excellent and its goals accomplished.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media is the most hard working, socially connected, and kind hearted non-profit organization. I have been working here for about four months now in the communication section , and I have to say the genuinity, kindness and hard work that each and every individual inputs is unbelievable. It is an extremely safe environment and welcoming to anyone who is willing to give a hand. I learned how to communicate with people through writing and blog posting. PCI Media also has created way in which we can all keep in contact with each other through an app, which shows the commitment PCI has for keeping everyone on the same page, no one gets left behind or not up to date about information. By far an amazing non-profit organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with PCI the summer before I started college. It is an amazing company dedicated to serving the people in its realm and they are always looking to expand and cultivate new ideas. This company thrives on ideas and new thinking and thus will always be prosperous when it comes to any new mission.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The WILD FOR LIFE campaign in collaboration with UN Environment was very effective and eye-catching. It attracted attention to the issues in a novel and engaging way. Excellent work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Some great ideas and projects for educating through story telling. Particularly beneficial in helping educate to prevent unnecessary infant mortalities in Africa (East and Southern) through the Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Child package.

Donor

Rating: 5

An excellent not-for-profit with a superb body of work and tract record that overshadows its small size.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Innovative nonprofit using SBCC and Entertainment-Education to bring major changes to the world. I was particularly impressed by their work around Ebola in West Africa. This was not just about spreading health and hygeine messages but also about reintegrating survivors into society. A very valuable part of the process which can be neglected in the heat of an emergency. Displays the holistic approach exemplified by this organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization really stands out. PCI Media use storytelling and communication to make a difference. They work in Latin America and Africa and around the world. Their impact is vast.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is a non-profit with heart and soul, and I would say a lot of that is because of its present CEO, Sean Southey who is a dynamic, devoted and enlightened communicator. My first contact with Sean was at a cocktail party and when he heard about my new organisation, One Minute for Earth, he was very excited, supportive and encouraging, and invited me to contact him if I wanted to talk about ideas. So I did and Sean was extremely generous with his time and inspiration. PCI has since invited One Minute for Earth to be part of their #NatureForAll campaign for which we created a New Year's campaign called "Make Your New Year's Resolution a Nature Solution". Working with PCI is always inspiring and fun, and always a learning experience. What strikes me the most about PCI Media Impact is their ability to work collaboratively. They encourage it, promote it, nurture it. We are one global community and it is through working together that we will achieve all that we dream of.

Shatabdi Roy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with PCI Media Impact from 5th to 8th of this month in Dhaka in a workshop named "Entertainment Education and transmedia communication for development". Working with such an amazing team of people is a great experience for me. This workshop was mainly for the development of adolescents and the adolescent members of this workshop were given the most importance. It was a very positive view. I wish I could get the opportunity to work with them again. A lot of good wishes for PCI media impact.
GO AHEAD!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We at Tinta Vital, a Mexican start-up company, began collaborating with PCI Media Impact only recently, as of January 2017, specifically for the production of a comic book for the #NatureForAll campaign. Although our collaboration is very new, from the very start we have gotten a clear sense of partnership with PCI Media Impact. This is translating for us into a team-like feeling, as if it were PCI's decided intention to also create success stories by bolstering the strengths and capacities of its partners. I bet that, if I were a small, well-meaning company in a remote community of a very poor country, partnering with PCI Media Impact would empower my company's efforts towards making the urgently needed social changes for a better world. - Beatriz Padilla, CEO