Author Archives: Hannah Lainer

Tech Tools That You Can Actually Use

Where to Start? Whether you are a tech newbie or writing the backend code for your organization’s website, there are a ton of free and affordable resources available to help your organization communicate better. Here are just a few of our favorites. NTEN – This membership organization provides resources, classes and an online community to […]

Why We’re Working on A Day Without A Woman

We have the rare privilege of working at a woman-owned business that has a majority female staff. For nearly 40 years Hershey Cause has been breaking glass ceilings and fighting on the front lines for pay equity, gender equality and LGBTQ rights. But we know that not everyone is as lucky. The beauty of A […]

Why We March — A Reflection from Our Founder

We’re so inspired by Chris’s leadership, and we’re so glad that she, her partner Susi and daughter Katie will be in DC representing us. We’ll be marching here in LA, too, and we hope to see you out in the community! — Susi and I have marched our whole lives. Even before we met each […]

Join Our Team! We are Hiring a Senior Account Supervisor

Are you an action-oriented leader who’s equally decisive and full of energy? Do colleagues describe you as practical and resourceful, yet passionate about finding new solutions? Are you excited to lead teams of people in order to deliver the best possible results on behalf of clients and causes? We are looking for a Senior Account […]

A Holiday Message From Hershey Cause Communications

You protect our planet, cultivate the next generation of leaders, enrich lives in Los Angeles and around the world, advance new ways of thinking and engage others to take action on the issues that matter most. We are proud to partner with change-makers like you on this important work and especially in these most challenging […]

Bringing Together Leading Minds to Move the Conversation about Domestic Violence

Some of the most fascinating and actionable points that emerged from the Symposium were about breaking down silos between agencies and services, especially in the public sector. There was abundant evidence presented that most public social service agencies and first responders are not aligned with the reality that domestic violence and child abuse are often […]

Rancho Rising 2020 Celebrates Key Milestone

The hospital’s leadership and staff, along with LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, recently celebrated a key milestone of the project with a “topping out” ceremony to mark the symbolic completion of the structural phase of the new Outpatient Building, one of the featured new buildings in the project. Rancho Los Amigos currently services 71,000 outpatient […]

Planning Ahead for Strategic Content

1) Plan Ahead – You can simplify the process of creating and curating content by thinking and planning several months or even a year ahead. 2016 is still relatively young, so make the most of it. Is there an “awareness month” for your cause, like Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) or National ALS Awareness Month […]

January Landmark Reveal

  Petersen Automotive Museum! The redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum is a celebration of the automobile’s history and impact on American life. The museum is a nonprofit educational institution that houses vehicles donated from around the world. Since 1994, the museum has been at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, the third most traveled […]

Your Best Year Yet: Top Communications Tips to Carry into 2016

Strategic Communications Starts at the Top Design Excellence Goes Beyond Guesswork How the CA Drought Can Make Us Better Communicators From the Desk of R. Christine Hershey: Making the Most of Conference Season Tips for Securing Media Coverage for Your Organization Guarding Nonprofits’ Reputations in Times of Crisis What is the Future of Social Impact? Ask […]

HCC Wins Prestigious MarCom Awards

Of course, we don’t do our work for the awards; we do it for our clients and the vitally important work they do. But when our firm is acknowledged for excellence, it’s validation that our work is moving the needle on some of society’s most important challenges. Awards like these are a reminder that creating […]

LA Landmark Revealed: November

Urban Light at LACMA! Urban Light is a permanent installation at LACMA by Chris Burden, who envisioned the restored street lamps to be a formal entryway to the famed museum. Two hundred and two cast iron street lamps from the 1920s and 30s were restored and installed in 2008, lighting up the Wilshire side of the […]

Supporting Powerful Women Leaders

Maria Garay, M.S.W., Ph.D. is CEO of Sojourner Center, one of the nation’s largest domestic violence shelters. She is changing the conversation on domestic violence by promoting understanding of its root causes and strengthening the services shelters provide for victims. Dr. Garay recently received a standing ovation at the CACTIS Foundation Concussions: 2015 Symposium for […]

HCC Celebrates 2015 With the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

HCC joined client Kaiser Permanente’s table which was front and center as William Caswell, SVP Operations and COO of Kaiser Permanente, was inaugurated as the Chamber’s 2015 Board Chair. “We were honored to celebrate with friends and partners whose civic efforts are driving progress in L.A.,” said Chris Hershey. “Clearly, Los Angeles is being driven […]

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center: Restoring Health, Rebuilding Life and Revitalizing Hope

As Rancho’s long time strategic communications partner, HCC has helped develop communications and marketing strategies to position the hospital to be competitive in this new era of health reform. In addition to strategy and planning, we have conducted brand-building workshops, created new messaging platforms, and organized a Town Hall to better engage employees.  Look for project […]

R. Christine Hershey selected for L.A. County Small Business Commission by the Board of Supervisors

Chris is honored to be nominated by her longtime friend and colleague, Sheila Kuehl, who recently won a competitive battle to represent the Third District, which covers West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Supervisor Kuehl, a veteran of the California State Senate and State Assembly, is known for getting more bipartisan bills passed […]

“12 Reasons to Celebrate Los Angeles” Poster

Use it as your desktop background, print it and hang it on your wall, or tweet it! The design has brought more attention to important projects that are transforming our city, many of which are already well-known endeavors that we are honored to be part of, such as AltaSea, L.A. Care, LAUP, and Smart Growth […]

HCC Joins White House Summit on Early Education

“We were thrilled to hear that organizations in Los Angeles alone were allocated $9.5 million through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership and Early Head Start Expansion grants,” Chris Hershey said. The summit crystallized the President’s call to expand access to preschool to every child in America, especially those in high-need communities. HCC is honored […]

Transformative AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

AltaSea will bring together science, business and education to generate innovative solutions to global sustainability issues while breathing economic vitality into San Pedro and the surrounding harbor communities. Etherington underscored, “AltaSea will prove that economic progress and environmental sustainability can, and must, happen hand in hand.” Discover how AltaSea, a client of HCC, is making […]

Design Director

The Director of Design at Hershey|Cause Communications manages all creative projects at HCC. This is a hands on position, approximately 50% actually hands on projects and 50% managing others on creative teams. Strong organization skills, the ability to multitask and the ability to build and lead teams is essential. As a creative leader, the Director […]

Account Director

Hershey Cause Communications is seeking an Account Director. A seasoned communication and marketing professional, the Director is responsible for leading account management of clients and the development and implementation of strategic communication projects. Critical Job Responsibilities  Strategic Marketing/Communications Manage and lead strategy development and execution of a full range of marketing and communications projects and […]