More Than Words: A Conversation on Social Impact Communications with John Trybus
John Trybus is a professor at Georgetown University and Director of the Georgetown Center for Social Impact Communication. He sat down with Carrie Fox for a conversation on the role and power of social impact communications on the cusp of the release of her book, More Than Words: Communications Practices for Courageous Leaders.
John is a generous interviewer and host and opens the conversation on a point we think of often around the halls of Mission Partners: “Think about how the social impact sector is evolving. How can it evolve if we think about doing our work a little bit differently?” It’s a powerful question and one that drives so much of our work. What if, when we evaluate how we navigate our work in strategic communications, we were able to shake ourselves free of the increasingly artificial structures of all the communications work that has come before us?
We don’t claim to have the definitive answer to that question. But we’re proud to be on the journey toward it and honored to be in the conversation with John this week. Our great thanks to the University for offering the event to us to share with you.
This season, we are taking you on a journey to meet ten people influencing and shaping how we communicate at scale for social change. From advertising executives to coalition directors, news editors, campaign managers, and authors, they're all people who are shaping and challenging the deep power of communication. If you’re working to become a more inclusive and thoughtful communicator, there’s nothing holding you back—except you.
Carrie Fox is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a woman-owned strategic communications firm and Certified B Corporation that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact. Since launching her first firm in 2004, she has guided hundreds of organizations around the world to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways.