Looking for ways to let your local media know about what your chapter is doing in the community? Giving a presentation or sending mail on behalf of your chapter? Here are tools you can use for all of your chapter work. For templates, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for a full list of downloads.
The following resources can be found below:
Press release template: Use this to tell people about your position on issues, detail upcoming events, and promote programs.
Media advisory template: Use this in conjunction with your press releases to remind media about your upcoming events and programs and let them know what opportunities are available to them.
PFLAG PowerPoint template: Giving a presentation? Doing an event? Use this PowerPoint template to help get your project started.
PFLAG Chapter Letterhead Template: Reaching out on behalf of your chapter? Use this MSWord chapter to send a branded message.
PFLAG Chapter Envelope Template: A matching envelope for the letterhead above.
PFLAG Sample Coalition Building Letter: For your chapter advocacy work with other organizations
PFLAG Sample Congressional Visit Scheduling Letter: To email or fax a request to meet with representatives in person
PFLAG Sample Legislative Thank You Letter: A thank you note to be sent after an in-person congressional visit
PFLAG Sample Elected Official Visit Report Form: To report to PFLAG National on your visit
The web is filled with great resources for finding out how to be an effective media strategist and how to locate contacts for local and national media. A few of these include:
OpEd Media List: Visit The OpEd Project, which provides contacts and submission guidelines for major news outlets across the country which accept op-eds.
The Communications Consortium Media Center: Great information on the nuts and bolts of media relations with useful links to outside resources and media contacts.
Mondo Times: Lists media outlets throughout the world and provides links to homepages.
Capitol Advantage Contacts: Find contact information for state and federal elected officials.
GLAAD Resources: This LGBT media advocacy organization has a plethora of publications, resource guides, and more. A one-stop shop for tools to help work with press.
Still need help?
Contact Director of Communications Liz Owen for ideas.