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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.