October is upon us and our work of engaging stakeholders, employees, members of the public, and ambassadors of brands seems even more vital today than when I started this company eight years ago. The art of debate has become lost in the quagmire of raised voices. The art of civility has become lost in the battle for attention.
And yet, deliberate places for engagement still exist. Thoughtful leaders are still visible, and ask smart questions while pursing their goals. Curious individuals seek truths in the broad field of gray, instead of in the edges of the black and white. Impactful organizations seek to listen more than they speak.
This space is our playground. We work here; we play here. Come, join us.
Previously, we introduced you to our new Project Coordinator, Kennedy Moore, and now we must turn the page and say goodbye to Olivia Lackey, who has moved on to pursue her career dreams with St. Louis County Library. She is currently at the Daniel Boone Branch, so file that in your digital card catalog!
Welcome to the StratCommRx Family!
We proudly welcome the following clients to our family.
What are we reading?
Book: How Not to be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, by Jordan Ellenberg. Lovers of logic will find much to appreciate in this interesting book that change the way you approach various aspects of life.
Podcast: The Wilderness. A must-listen for those who have worked in politics, the content is also accessible to anyone with an interest in public policy, history, sociology, or current events.
Book: Tending Roses, by Lisa Wingate. An upwardly mobile, new mom learns from her grandmother's regret and memories that happiness is not about getting what you want but rather wanting what you have been given.
Just ordered: The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution, by David La Piana.
Just ordered: Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.
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SCRx President Kelly Ferrara was recently elected vice president of the Board of Directors for Nurses for Newborns. This favorite charity of Kelly's has long held a place in her heart. In her second sting as a board member, Kelly's goals include increasing visibility, reach, and donations to this life-saving organization. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit nursesfornewborns.org.
SCRx Engagement Director Heather Lasher Todd traveled to Victoria, B.C. Canada to attend the 2018 International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) North American Conference. Heather served as a member of the program committee that selected the conference presenters, and also is a Board Member for the IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter. www.iap2usa.org