Category Archives: Grassroots

Amplify Your Stakeholder Engagement With Online/Social Media Communications, Posted on by Terry Lee

Still not sold on digital and social communications as an integral tool in your stakeholder and community engagement strategy? Here are eight ways digital/social media communications can dramatically  improve your engagement results: Align measurable objectives with communications Identify and segment your audience Build your brand Send messages that get read Increase channels, increase engagement Engage, then reengage Befriend automation Analyze, rinse, …

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Community Engagement Is Not A Field of Dreams, Posted on by Terry Lee

The success of your project depends largely on how well you are able to engage your community. Community/stakeholder input can help you shape your project vision, ensure you are responding to local needs, and help you to build support for your development ideas.

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Renewable Energy Projects & Community Consensus: A New Game Plan?, Posted on by Terry Lee

How can communities share in the benefits of development activity before a project becomes operational? Could local communities partner in the process of actually getting a site consented, rather than just being offered the prospect of sharing in the ownership in it (should it ever get built)?

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An Interview with Five Corners Strategies Founding Partner, Frank Rizzo, Posted on by Janderson

Five Corners Strategies, one of the nation’s leading grassroots public affairs firms, has expanded its California office. With established offices in Boston, Washington DC, Harrisburg, PA and Saint Louis, the firm’s increased activity in California made the Bay Area an easy choice for expansion – and as we found out, having Frank Rizzo lead the charge makes even more sense. We …

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Five Corners voted into The Advocacy Group (TAG) as exclusive grassroots firm, Posted on by fivecorners

We are excited about new services and support we’ll be able to offer our clients through our work with the TAG. We are also looking forward to helping the TAG membership provide winning grassroots campaigns for their clients.

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PRESS RELEASE: Five Corners Strategies named as The Advocacy Group’s National Grassroots Member., Posted on by fivecorners

At their June 16, 2014 meeting, The Advocacy Group’s (TAG) Board of Directors voted to admit Five Corners Strategies to their exclusive circle. TAG is recognized as one of the premier municipal, state, federal and international government and public affairs organizations in the world and the recent membership is a huge vote of confidence in the grassroots work performed by Five Corners Strategies across the United States.

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When it comes to community engagement – not all whiskeys are bourbons., Posted on by fivecorners

By Frank Rizzo The saying goes that not all whiskeys are bourbons but all bourbons are whiskey. The same goes for community engagement for waste companies. Not all public relation campaigns are community engagement but all good community engagements efforts are great PR. Landfill and waste facility development are often controversial and involve long, drawn-out processes for permitting and more …

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Getting the Community to Advocate for Your Company, Posted on by Frank Rizzo

Public Outreach: Getting the Community to Advocate for Your Company (This article appeared in the April 2013 issues of Waste Advantage Magazine) We crowded around a small table at a landfill’s operation center to discuss an ongoing problem. The neighbors were angry and had mobilized to fight a proposed expansion of the facility. The opposition had already caused costly delays …

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