Momentum Communications Group

Momentum Communications Group Momentum Communications Group is an award-winning PR agency that specializes in education and nonprofit. With more than two decades of collective experience in education and nonprofit PR, the Momentum team provides communications solutions that elevate client reputations and influence stakeholder decisions.
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Here’s how Momentum propels nonprofit, foundation and education clients to prominence and keeps them on a forward trajectory: 1. Analyze where our clients have been, where they are, and where they want to go. 2. Scrutinize the media, stakeholder and competitive landscape to prepare smart, insightful strategies. 3. Execute with creativity and command of all the resources of a 21st century PR agency. 4. Continually adjust and innovate to help our clients gain and sustain momentum.

Mission: Momentum consults with nonprofits, foundations and education institutions on all aspects of public relations and strategic communications. Our case studies show how Momentum’s specialist focus on nonprofit and education gives our clients a competitive advantage, exceeds expectations, and wins awards.

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In this especially difficult year, we find solace in the friends and family that make our lives meaningful. This holiday...
12/24/2020

In this especially difficult year, we find solace in the friends and family that make our lives meaningful.

This holiday season we celebrate finding new ways to be together with those we love!

How can the PR world do more for DE&I? Recognizing the problem is the first step, but it is essential to follow up with ...
12/22/2020
How the PR industry can—and must—do more on DE&I - PR Daily

How can the PR world do more for DE&I? Recognizing the problem is the first step, but it is essential to follow up with tangible, achievable and purposeful changes. Check out the steps Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is taking to commit to this! #PRForAll PR Daily

https://www.prdaily.com/how-the-pr-industry-can-and-must-do-more-on-dei/

PRSA Chair Garland Stansell makes the case for the actions that should be embraced in the months ahead. Let’s say it up front: The public relations profession needs to do much better in improving its D&I representation. Google the two terms—public relations, D&I—and you’ll find myriad studie...

Who would’ve thought shipping containers could be used as testing centers? Dr. Salerno of Salerno Medical Associates has...
12/21/2020
Shipping Containers Converted to Test, Educate NJ Underserved Communities

Who would’ve thought shipping containers could be used as testing centers? Dr. Salerno of Salerno Medical Associates has! Check out the details of how the shipping containers are being used to test and educate underserved communities in New Jersey about the coronavirus! NBC New York

https://bit.ly/2WyQIi7

One New Jersey doctor is trying to get out the word and educate communities of color about the coming vaccine. He’s converted shipping containers into clinics in underserved neighborhoods. NBC New York’s Pat Battle reports.

Self-care and finding time to unplug from work is imperative. Check out the advice of our founder & president Jim Miller...
12/19/2020
Momentum Communications Group’s Jim Miller: Find time to ‘unplug’ - PR Daily

Self-care and finding time to unplug from work is imperative. Check out the advice of our founder & president Jim Miller in this PR Daily article! https://bit.ly/3qSRVPg

The agency leader shares his messages for clients and staff during the ongoing crisis and what has helped him through a tough year. What are the messages you are sharing with key stakeholders here at the end of 2020? Jim Miller, founder and president of Momentum Communications Group, has this advice...

Check out what The Wall Street Journal Pro Private Equity Daily Newsletter has to say about Vistria Group’s recent inves...
12/18/2020
WSJ Pro - Private Equity

Check out what The Wall Street Journal Pro Private Equity Daily Newsletter has to say about Vistria Group’s recent investment in our client, Edmentum! https://on.wsj.com/3nh6D0l

WSJ Pro Private Equity is a premium membership product for elite practitioners, powered by The Wall Street Journal’s peerless reporting and Dow Jones’ unrivaled data.

This week, we are thankful for Gabrielle Birkner, who featured Education Through Music teacher Alfredo Hernandez in Chal...
12/17/2020

This week, we are thankful for Gabrielle Birkner, who featured Education Through Music teacher Alfredo Hernandez in Chalkbeat New York's ‘How I Teach’ column. She does an incredible job highlighting how Alfredo has changed his teaching approach since the onset of the pandemic. Thank you, Gabrielle! #ThankaJournalist https://bit.ly/3qCmsRu

A Chance In Life President Gabriele Delmonaco makes the case for prioritizing education for vulnerable children, specifi...
12/16/2020
As COVID-19 closes schools again, education loss may hurt millions of children for years

A Chance In Life President Gabriele Delmonaco makes the case for prioritizing education for vulnerable children, specifically arguing that we need to take steps to close the digital divide as the pandemic continues to disrupt education. He also talks about why education is so important for vulnerable youth. USA TODAY
https://bit.ly/3otggcs

Underserved and vulnerable children without access to high-speed internet are reeling from months without an education.

Is the PR industry as LGBTQ friendly as some assume? See what grade these PR professionals give LGBTQ acceptance in the ...
12/15/2020

Is the PR industry as LGBTQ friendly as some assume? See what grade these PR professionals give LGBTQ acceptance in the PR world. PRWeek #PRforAll

https://bit.ly/3gA6i5P

Scott Short of RiseBoroNYC talks about the demand for critical nonprofit services escalating city-wide over the past eig...
12/14/2020
Opinion: Nonprofits Supporting the City’s Most Vulnerable Need More Funding—& Respect

Scott Short of RiseBoroNYC talks about the demand for critical nonprofit services escalating city-wide over the past eight months, but instead of honoring commitments made to pay nonprofits the full cost of operating their programs, New York City cut nonprofit funding by 40%. Read more here: City Limits https://bit.ly/3ahV1X4

‘Without a radical bump in funding, nonprofits will not be able to continue meeting the colossal demand for life-saving support like affordable housing, homecare, food pantries, home-delivered meals, rental assistance, job training, and the countless other essential services we provide to our comm...

Inside Philanthropy published a feature article on The David and Laura Merage Foundation, highlighting the foundation’s ...
12/10/2020
A Colorado Couple Brings a Venture Approach to Family Philanthropy — Inside Philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy published a feature article on The David and Laura Merage Foundation, highlighting the foundation’s venture philanthropy model and provides information on initiatives they created or support, like Black Cube, RedLine, Equitas, Early Learning Ventures, and Care For All Children. https://bit.ly/36Wvcdm

David and Laura Merage raked in major cash after selling a well-known food brand. Since then, their family has engaged in an expanding range of philanthropic initiatives.

Despite a global pandemic, there have been 3.2 million requests for new business applications this year nationwide. Mome...
12/09/2020
Don't Panic — You Could Just Go Into Business

Despite a global pandemic, there have been 3.2 million requests for new business applications this year nationwide. Momentum client BryteBridge has seen a 22% spike in new business and has helped launch more than 1,800 nonprofits this year but cautions entrepreneurs to look at the big picture before leaping into the world of business during this time. Check out more! OZY https://bit.ly/3lVi9wT

Entrepreneurs are taking the "P" out of pandemic to pivot.

52% of board directors say diversity and inclusion metrics should be a factor in determining compensation decisions for ...
12/08/2020

52% of board directors say diversity and inclusion metrics should be a factor in determining compensation decisions for their top executives, yet fewer than 10% of companies currently use non-financial metrics in their incentive program. #PRForAll Agility PR Solutions https://bit.ly/2K5WCEl

In a difficult year of reporting, it’s important to thank those who do this work. The essential work reporters do to bri...
12/05/2020
Giving thanks for journalists and local news outlets in a difficult year of news reporting - PR Daily

In a difficult year of reporting, it’s important to thank those who do this work. The essential work reporters do to bring us the truth and critical information will never go unnoticed! PR Daily https://bit.ly/3ga1Ue3

For PR and media relations pros, a season of thanksgiving is a time to reflect on essential partners and colleagues. As PR professionals, an inalienable truth of our work is that we cannot be successful without the help of reporters, journalists, bloggers and news media. We build relationships with....

If these small businesses can flourish during this “new normal,” so can yours! Read more about these small biz success s...
12/04/2020
These local small businesses flourished thanks to their generosity

If these small businesses can flourish during this “new normal,” so can yours! Read more about these small biz success stories, including Workforce Opportunity Services, and how they stepped in to assist their communities. New York Post
https://bit.ly/3lL6ctP

When COVID-19 reared its head in the tri-state area in March, countless small businesses quickly pivoted. There’s no denying the sad fact that many have since gone under, but others found their gro…

This week, we are thankful for Jake Smith, an editorial fellow for Prevention Magazine. He featured National Eating Diso...
12/03/2020

This week, we are thankful for Jake Smith, an editorial fellow for Prevention Magazine. He featured National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) in a riveting piece on the debate around whether the vivid depiction of Princess Diana’s eating disorder in the latest season of “The Crown” on Netflix is helpful or harmful. Thanks for shedding light on this Jake! #ThankAJournalist https://bit.ly/36C0xln

An $8.4 million Gates Foundation grant to Teaching Matters?! You read that correctly. Read how this organization will im...
12/03/2020
Gates Foundation awards $8.4 million for equitable literacy outcomes

An $8.4 million Gates Foundation grant to Teaching Matters?! You read that correctly. Read how this organization will improve equitable literacy outcomes in New York City. Candid https://bit.ly/3okCoWz

The five-year grant to Teaching Matters will support the creation of a Network for School Improvement cluster in New York City focused on ensuring that all students finish eighth grade prepared for success in high school and beyond, with a focus on proficiency in literacy....

The coronavirus vaccine can't be the only line of defense. Check out what Dr. Salerno and other health experts have to s...
12/02/2020
Can This Antiviral Approach Treat COVID-19?

The coronavirus vaccine can't be the only line of defense. Check out what Dr. Salerno and other health experts have to say about introducing antiviral drugs as an alternative solution to treating COVID-19. OZY https://bit.ly/33dudD9

By targeting pathways that allow the virus to multiply, antiviral drugs could slow or stop it in its tracks.

Even though 97% of PR pros claim that they are “somewhat familiar” with DE&I efforts and practices, only 41% said their ...
12/01/2020

Even though 97% of PR pros claim that they are “somewhat familiar” with DE&I efforts and practices, only 41% said their organization allocates a budget for DE&I and 53% said their organization does not require DE&I training. #PRForAll PRovoke https://bit.ly/3qam4cJ

The power of mentorship can change a young person’s life, especially if the mentee is a minority. Read more about Destin...
11/30/2020
Diversity Has Its Rewards. Just Ask This Multi-Billion Dollar Company

The power of mentorship can change a young person’s life, especially if the mentee is a minority. Read more about Destiny Fernandez, a 17- year-old Latina Gen Z intern, who highlights her life-changing mentorship experience in the First Workings internship program. Forbes https://bit.ly/3oez3Ix

New to the world of finance, this Latina Gen-Z intern delivered something unique.

Happy Thanksgiving from Momentum Communications! We are thankful for our clients and the important work they do! Have a ...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from Momentum Communications! We are thankful for our clients and the important work they do! Have a safe and restful holiday.

Check out what we’re thankful for in this issue of The Forward! We hope you find it worth forwarding! #TheForward #Thank...
11/25/2020

Check out what we’re thankful for in this issue of The Forward! We hope you find it worth forwarding! #TheForward #Thankful https://bit.ly/39guQQ8

Diversity initiatives are a step in the right direction, but once a team hires more diverse people, they need to ensure ...
11/24/2020

Diversity initiatives are a step in the right direction, but once a team hires more diverse people, they need to ensure these individuals feel included. Check out these 8 tips from PR experts! https://bit.ly/2HtBN4V

#ThankAJournalist. Today we are thankful for Azure Gilman who wrote this incredible Washington Post article about the ch...
11/23/2020

#ThankAJournalist. Today we are thankful for Azure Gilman who wrote this incredible Washington Post article about the challenges of remote learning. Thank you Azure! https://wapo.st/2HsEFz0

Children should be allowed to take responsibility for their lives and given the opportunity to learn important life conc...
11/20/2020
Will the Pandemic Teach American Kids Financial Literacy?

Children should be allowed to take responsibility for their lives and given the opportunity to learn important life concepts, like how society works, how decisions are made democratically, and most importantly how to make financial decisions.
Read more from Gabriele Delmonaco, president and executive of A Chance In Life, on financial literacy for kids in OZY: https://bit.ly/3lEPFZ7

A growing set of financial literacy initiatives is teaching school-age kids and college students about everything from budgeting to banking, amid a pandemic that has underscored the value of every dollar earned by families.

11/19/2020
DyeStat.com - News - Running Issues: You're Not Alone. Call When You Need Help

Elizabeth Carey of Dyestat provides details for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) helpline in this article addressing an uptick in disordered eating behaviors and other mental health concerns among athletes during the pandemic. https://bit.ly/3kFcfj1

What To Do If You're Struggling With Disordered Eating And Other Mental Health Issues During The Pandemic By Elizabeth Carey for DyeStatLet’s be honest. Everyone struggles. And many within the athletic community struggle with food and body issues, and also general mental health. I’m hearing mor...

#ThankAJournalist: Today we are thankful for Rich Griset, Deputy Editor of Virginia Business who wrote a riveting piece ...
11/19/2020

#ThankAJournalist: Today we are thankful for Rich Griset, Deputy Editor of Virginia Business who wrote a riveting piece about the 7th Congressional District race which mentions Common Ground Committee and the Scorecard in the Chesterfield Observer. Thank you, Rich! https://bit.ly/3pwD8Jz

Check out what the CEO of BryteBridge Brian Davis has to say about the challenges nonprofits face. Tune in on the Nonpro...
11/18/2020
BryteBridge, With Brian Davis | Nonprofit SnapCast

Check out what the CEO of BryteBridge Brian Davis has to say about the challenges nonprofits face. Tune in on the Nonprofit SnapCast!

https://bit.ly/38v5ttu

SnapCast visits with Brian Davis of BryteBridge, formerly known as CharityNet USA. BryteBridge helps nonprofits with all their challenges: everything from

A 2019 McKinsey report finds that women often occupy far fewer senior managerial roles—around a quarter in Singapore and...
11/17/2020

A 2019 McKinsey report finds that women often occupy far fewer senior managerial roles—around a quarter in Singapore and less than 5% in India and Japan-- despite accounting for 40-45% of corporate entry-level positions. Check out how these four Asian-pacific women are now dominating the PR industry. PRovoke #PRForAll

https://bit.ly/2ID9922

In a nation that has long suffered from an affordable housing shortage and environmental injustice, Ryan Cassidy of Rise...
11/16/2020
Environmental Justice Begins at Home — AIA New York

In a nation that has long suffered from an affordable housing shortage and environmental injustice, Ryan Cassidy of RiseBoroNYC details how sustainable housing could be New York's own "Green New Deal." Center for Architecture (AIANY) https://bit.ly/3kwlgL2

When Ryan Cassidy began working on his first Passive House project in 2014, he was fascinated with the engineering and potential to save power. As director of sustain-ability and construction at RiseBoro, a New York-based community partnership, he was impressed by how the fastidiously insulated and....

Check out what Chelsea Kronengold from National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has to say about how increased anxie...
11/13/2020
Why Rising Anxiety Has Led to an Unhealthy Increase in Body Checking During the Pandemic

Check out what Chelsea Kronengold from National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has to say about how increased anxiety during the pandemic has led to unhealthy body checking in this NBCLX article. https://bit.ly/36qTCKj

One of the many side effects of the pandemic are people being concerned about gaining weight while under quarantine. Mental health experts say this has led to an increase in unhealthy body checking.

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