Communication for Social Change Consortium

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Communication for Social Change Consortium

"We are an international nonprofit organization working in developing and industrialized countries. Our goal is to build local capacity of people living in poor and marginalized communities to use communication in order to improve their own lives. We were chartered in June of 2003 in the United States to work globally as a registered public charity." [1]


"In 1997, the Rockefeller Foundation's then communication director and later vice president, Denise Gray-Felder, began an exploration to, in part, answer nagging questions: why is the communication work of many Foundation grantees scatter-shot, unsustainable and heavily message driven?

"Following a series of discussions with diverse groups of communicators over a 3-year period, the Foundation's communication staff introduced the concept of communication for social change to the foundation and donor communities.

"From these discussions the Foundation was instrumental in forming a network of communication practitioners who debated and revised the working definition of communication for social change. This network is currently made up of scholars, researchers and practitioners living and working in dozens of countries." [3]


"Critical support is provided to the Consortium from a number of organizations but notably the Rockefeller Foundation, The Communication Initiative and Panos London." [4]


Communication for Social Change Consortium
14 South Orange Avenue, Suite 2F
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States