Government & Community Relations

Engaging neighbors, community organizations, and government at all levels to enhance your potential to expand into new markets, provide new services, or successfully navigate controversy.

Representative Client: IGO Carsharing

Thinkinc. worked with IGO, CNT and Enterprise Holdings to assist in messaging for the merger announcement to ensure that IGO and CNT’s voice were represented and incorporated with Enterprise’s positioning. Additionally, Thinkinc. conducted local media relations to facilitate story positioning and local placement.

Event Planning

Staging convenings, white paper issue forums, press conferences, and other special events that allow you to bring your message directly to public officials, community leaders, key partners, and major media outlets.

Representative Client: Shambala Meditation Center of Chicago

Thinkinc. conceptualized a framework for the weekend event, the Imagining Peace Conference, which then featured a Youth Congress on Peace, that would address the pressing issue of escalating youth violence in the Chicago region through a lens of peace, asking the vital question to policy makers, students and community leaders what their vision of peace was for their communities. The conference/congress served as an effective vehicle for connecting the Shambhala organization with a range of policy makers and a broader regional audience of youth advocacy organizations, violence prevention organizations, regional stakeholders, community members and at-risk youth.

 Media Relations

Utilizing our longstanding relationships with influential journalists and media outlets across the Chicago region and nationally to place your story in leading newspapers, news broadcasts, and online news channels.

Representative Client: Journeys for Justice

Thinkinc. was engaged to strategize and promote J4J’s emerging national campaign to promote community-driven school reform through alliance member and longtime client, Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) (website.) Our work included production of all media documents and promotion/story placement with local and national media.

Branding & Messaging

Strengthening philanthropic resources through strategic improvements to development efforts and forging partnerships with key funders.

Representative Client: Latino Policy Forum

Thinkinc. provided strategic planning, political consulting, positioning, and media relations services for the Latino Policy Forum (formerly Latinos United) to relaunch the organization with its new name, raise overall visibility, and increase recognition of the organization with key stakeholders. Central to this work, Thinkinc. developed the concept for a Latino Policy Summit to serve as a forum for the release of the Latino Policy Forum’s policy blueprint, An American Agenda from a Latino Perspective.  We strategized the program, helped secure local and national speakers, prepared a visual presentation to accompany the unveiling of the policy blueprint report, drafted detailed key talking points and internal agenda, as well as devised and rolled out a media strategy including drafting all press materials and reaching out to local and national mainstream and Latino media.  The Summit was a great success with nearly 500 attendees and significant media attention in both the mainstream and Latino media.


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