Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Public Narrative

  • chicago, IL
  • publicnarrative.org

Mission Statement

Public Narrative teached better storytelling to journalist and people in the community. We change the public narrative to not only be about power, but about people.

Main Programs

  1. Communications Coaching
  2. Getting On Air, Online & Into Print
  3. Ethnic and Community Media Project
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Chicagoland and Midwest region are primary service areas though communications work is available nation-wide.

ruling year

1992

President since 1989

Self-reported

Susy Schultz

Keywords

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nonprofit, communications, media, public relations, PR, training, Midwest

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EIN

36-3759714

 Number

3256899353

Physical Address

33 E. Congress Parkway 610H

Chicago, IL 60605

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Management & Technical Assistance (R02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Connecting the Community with Media, the Workshop promotes News that Matters.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Communications Coaching

Through a range of scheduled and custom workshops and conferences we show nonprofit communicators how to tell their stories through the news media and other channels.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$350,000.00

Program 2

Getting On Air, Online & Into Print

Annual media guide covering Chicagoland and Midwest markets for over 800 outlets and 5000 journalists, in 300 page print directory and online at www.chicagomediaguide.org

Category

Community, Business & Industry

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 3

Ethnic and Community Media Project

We offer events for journalist to meet sources, obtain stories, improve their storytelling.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$75,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Chicagoland and Midwest region are primary service areas though communications work is available nation-wide.

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

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Public Narrative
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Leadership

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President

Susy Schultz

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Amanda Burrell

Metropolitian Planning Council

Term: June 2014 - June 2017

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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