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A college education remains one of the most reliable investments an individual can make. Communities, regions, and states also benefit enormously from investing in education after high school. Billions in economic gains result when more working-age people have a degree, certificate, or professional license. In Arizona, Helios Education Foundation and Education Forward Arizona are partnering …

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The Reality of Hybrid Meetings

By Carolyn Dorf, CMP, Senior Events Associate What does engagement look like post-Covid? As restrictions ease, many organizations grapple with hosting events entirely in-person or offering guests the convenience of a hybrid experience. While some are clamoring for live interactions, others enjoy the flexibility, cost savings, and increased accessibility that hybrid events offer. Results from …

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5 Strategies for Sustainable Meetings and Events

By Melinda Colón, Vice President of Meetings and Events Meaningful, memorable meetings and events require the right content knowledge, an understanding of key stakeholder groups, and now more than ever—a smart approach to logistics that serves participant learning and sustainability through design. More than just a trend, making your event environmentally friendly is a savvy …

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Seeking: Communications Associate

With Afterschool and Summer Learning Knowledge Collaborative Communications Group is looking for a communications associate focused on afterschool to help coordinate the work related to afterschool including the 50 State Afterschool Network (funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation).  We’re seeking someone who has natural curiosity, developed writing skills, is clever with technology solutions, and …

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Creating Opportunities for Young People: Statewide After-School Networks

Terri Ferinde, Partner with Collaborative Communications, recently authored a thought leader commentary entitled: Creating Opportunities for Young People: Statewide After-School Networks for the Journal of Youth Development, an open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research. The Journal of Youth Development is the official journal of two of the largest …

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Four Things to Consider Before Returning to In-person Events

The past year has brought new opportunities and innovation to the events field through virtual meetings, but many people are looking forward to meeting in-person once again. While we are all eager to jump back into planning in-person events, it’s also important to pause for a moment, both to contemplate the realities our prospective event …

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Eliza Panike

Senior Associate

About Eliza

“The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.” ― Fred Rogers

Eliza has long understood that strong, vibrant communities are built by providing young people the tools and resources they need to succeed. For the last decade, she has built her career supporting government and non-profit organizations working to improve the lives of children and families. Most recently, she developed key messaging and content for delivering Common Sense Media’s ratings and reviews to parents and caregivers. Prior to that, she provided support to California’s First 5 system through program management, event planning, and public policy campaigns.

Eliza excels at project management and will be using her skills to create effective communications campaigns for her clients.

Born and raised in Northern California, Eliza currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in child development from San Francisco State University.

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