Issue Areas

Here at Media Cause, there’s no issue too big, and no mission too small. Through our work with nonprofits, philanthropists, educators, and socially-responsible companies, we enable organizations of all shapes and sizes to challenge the status quo—helping them better communicate, activate, and achieve their greater good. Dive in and explore how we help create meaningful change for our neighborhoods, communities, and the world:  

ARTS + CULTURE

There are few other areas that impact our economy, our communities’ wellbeing, and our childrens’ education like arts and culture. That’s why we work with a variety of local organizations to protect and uplift the humanities; promote equal access to, and equal representation within, the broader arts community; and help organizations realize their missions of promoting inclusion, fostering compassion, and providing positive inspiration to all.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY + CAUSE MARKETING

The mandate for businesses to be more accountable in their efforts to improve society, the environment, and their communities isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But it’s not always easy to bridge the gap between good corporate intent and tangible social impact. Because of our unique understanding of the nonprofit sector, various issue spaces, and the broader marketing landscape, we’re able to help companies more effectively communicate the sustainability practices and responsibility efforts that are already underway; establish mutually beneficial partnerships between for-profit brands and nonprofit organizations; develop roadmaps for incorporating cause-driven efforts into your employee culture; and identify new opportunities to create long-term impact through sustained marketing campaigns and consumer engagement.

EDUCATION

We believe that everyone deserves equal access to the education and resources they need to succeed. By working with education-focused organizations, we highlight the work they do to transform underserved communities; craft the right message to attract, inspire and empower teachers, parents, students and mentors to take the next step in building the leaders of tomorrow; and provide the right resources to instill a love for learning, a proclivity for hard work and a culture of respect, kindness and acceptance.

ENVIRONMENT

At Media Cause, we feel right at home in nature, and our team shares a passion for not only exploring, but also conserving, the world around us. It’s what brings us together to recognize an inherent need to safeguard natural resources, protect wildlife, defend vital ecosystems, and combat climate change in order to protect our planet for generations to come. We achieve this by translating scientific findings and expertise into educational content that helps the larger global community understand our planet’s most pressing problems, and giving communities the tools they need to raise their voices and rally for broader protection and conservation efforts.

FOOD + AGRICULTURE

We believe everyone deserves equal access to fresh, sustainable, affordable food, and that everyone has the right to lead happy and healthy lives. Our community-building approach helps food and agriculture organizations mobilize groups committed to the well-being of the planet. We work to abolish food deserts, fight for food justice, and partner with organic farms to promote sustainable practices.

FOUNDATIONS

Grants from foundations are the lifeblood of nonprofit and social good ecosystem, enabling many organizations or institutions the ability to create a positive change in the world around them. Since grant recipients and grantmakers both want to maximize their work, we work hand-in-hand with foundations of all sizes, and their grantees, to ensure investments made in good causes are as impactful as possible through smart, effective, and scalable digital marketing and advocacy programs.

GOVERNMENTS + NGOS

Active, educated, and empowered citizens are the backbone of a healthy, functioning democracy. But when thinking about how governments can better communicate with the public, or how the public can better influence policy change, many people are deterred by the long processes and outdated strategies that seem to be par for the course. Our work helps to address the challenges from both sides: partnering with governmental agencies to position the important services they provide through more direct and effective communications, and working with non-governmental organizations to take full advantage of digital platforms to inspire audiences to take action, pressure lawmakers, and influence public conversation. By having a firm grasp on all players and factors in this complex space, we strive to improve our society from the inside-out and outside-in, bringing the power for real change into all of our hands.

HEALTH + PATIENT CARE

From hospitals to health tech companies, professional associations to public health agencies, and medical research institutions to patient advocacy groups, we work with health organizations in all sectors of the industry to improve patient care, outreach, and outcomes. By translating complex technical concepts into actionable advice and resources for patients and their caregivers, we help overcome the unique communication challenges that medical organizations face, and help our clients build and maintain the trust of their patients, partners, and policy-makers for long-term impact.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Thanks to our team’s diverse global experiences and perspectives, we have a unique passion for creating a more fair and just world for all. Our work with social justice organizations focuses on advocating for equality by helping build and activate communities to influence social change. Through a combination of power mapping, theory of change exploration, and campaign strategy and execution, we aim to shift the balance of power from the powerful to the powerless, bringing movements and momentum together to achieve a common goal. Throughout all of our work, but especially in civil rights, we make hard decisions about the tactics and messaging we use to advocate for equality based on effectiveness, while always tapping into the empathy and emotion that’s needed to get to the heart of real change.

HUMAN SERVICES

We wake up every day, passionate to fight for the underdog. Helping our fellow humans, especially those in underserved communities that need it the most, is a cause always near and dear to our hearts. Working with human service organizations, we are able to broaden their reach to provide those in need with critical opportunities and resources to stabilize their lives and find self-sufficiency through guidance, counseling, treatment and provide for basic needs.

INTERNATIONAL + FOREIGN AFFAIRS

While it’s easier for many people to understand, and support, the issues that affect our local communities, governments, and NGOs, we know the power of being good global citizens, and the importance of putting the same effort and consideration into the challenges facing the world around us. Just like here at home, global political systems can be complicated and fraught with nuance, and require a specialized level of expertise to untangle the complexities and drive people to action. By uncovering insights about the issues and audiences, and taking full advantage of digital platforms and tools, we work with our partners to inspire action, pressure lawmakers, and influence the public conversations that can drive meaningful change.

LARGE + MULTINATIONAL NONPROFITS

To amplify the impact of large and multinational nonprofits, organizations need to do more than simply maintain the status quo. It’s a competitive field for donations, and capturing the attention of your audience’s hearts and minds is more critical than ever to ensuring you also capture their wallets. Our team thrives on the challenge of scaling fundraising efforts, diving deep into research to identify new or expanding audience opportunities, redefining key outreach strategies, and implementing new practices and processes to expand your reach.

LOCAL + COMMUNITY-BASED NONPROFITS

Local nonprofits generally have smaller marketing budgets and more limited resources, but that shouldn’t be a barrier to creating measurable impact. At Media Cause, we understand that our services, especially for local and community-based organizations, need to add significant value to your nonprofit’s bottom line. Fortunately, we’re experts at identifying niche target audiences within specific geographic areas to build committed communities of donors and volunteers on the ground— where the impact of your work is literally felt by the people you serve. Through strategic marketing tactics and activations, we help our partners break through the mainstream noise, reminding everyday people they can make a difference in their own backyards.

SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY

Helping science and technology organizations find their messaging is a delicate balance. How do you convey who you are and what you do when most people lack the knowledge or background to understand the technicalities of your work? It’s a challenge that gets us excited time and time again, because we know that the key to building a community of support is—first and foremost—building a foundation of understanding. Together with your team, we’ll help define and articulate your organization’s vision, mission, beliefs and values, bringing them all together into a strong brand positioning that’s relevant, accessible, and inspiring to a broad range of potential supporters. Not only does this process provide key guidelines for better communicating about your work and your impact, but it often uncovers hidden opportunities to connect with new audiences and expand your reach even further.

STARTUP NONPROFITS

Emerging nonprofits have different needs than long-standing organizations. Our Media Cause Rise program offers a collection of results-driven digital marketing services, complete with our best knowledge, understanding and hands-on platform experience, just in a smaller, more affordable package. We’ll manage Google Ad Grants, social media communities, and create new logos and more to bring your passion to life.

San Francisco

147 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 938-6398

Washington D.C.

1436 U Street NW, Suite 400. Washington, DC 20009

Atlanta

800 Battery Ave SE, Suite 100,
Atlanta, GA 30339

Boston

170 Milk Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 804-0861