VegFund presents information-packed Live Social events featuring VegFund grantees, board members, and staff discussing creative and innovative work in vegan advocacy.
These live one-hour presentations are recorded and are available for viewing on demand by clicking “Watch” below or from VegFund’s YouTube, LinkedIn, or Facebook pages.
Take a moment and browse these informative topics. Find one of interest, sit back, and get inspired!
How Faunalytics Makes Animal Advocacy More Effective
Karol Orzechowski, Content Director Aired November 2021
Karol Orzechowski, Faunalytics’ content director, walks vegan advocates through a new video series, Faunalytics Explains, that captures and summarizes the data you need most. This series packages animal advocacy research studies into videos between one-and-a-half and three minutes long. The videos include all the relevant context and information animal advocates need while remaining as brief and easy-to-understand as possible.
Karol also reviews the many resources for animal advocacy that Faunalytics offers, including “Ask Us: Faunalytics’ Virtual Office Hours,” 30-minute sessions (up to three hours per year per organization or individual) during which advocates can receive one-on-one assistance in locating research or strategizing on how to evaluate their advocacy approaches.
Assessing Film-Viewer Behavior Change Using a Survey
Leslie Barcus, Executive Director, VegFund, Inc. Aired November 2021
VegFund’s executive director, Leslie Barcus, discusses how surveys can be used by activists to help you understand the effectiveness of your outreach events in shifting viewer’s thoughts and behaviors in favor of diet change. These insights can be applied to future events to improve audience response and receptiveness to your messaging. Together with Leah Gage, VegFund’s program manager, they present a survey that VegFund has developed to help evaluate film-screening events in particular. Learn more about event evaluation in this presentation. A guide to VegFund’s film-screening survey can be found here.
Veg-Curious Co-Workers? How One Advocate Designed a Vegan Lunch-and-Learn Series!
Out of curiosity, VegFund grantee Brian Stafford of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment collected data to gauge whether his co-workers were interested in learning about plant-based eating. Based on his results, he created Plant-Based Power Up, a program that shares resources such as recipes and peer-reviewed studies, as well as informational sessions with a Food For Life Instructor and curriculum from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Behind the Rapid Growth of Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week
Naija Wright-Brown and Sam Claassen, Founders of Maryland Restaurant Week Aired September 2021
Partnerships are powerful! What started as Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week in 2017 became Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week by 2019, and the idea is expanding across the East Coast! Learn how this initiative headed up by VegFund grantee Naija Wright-Brown is bridging the gap between consumers and restaurants by increasing the awareness and accessibility of vegan food through a fun, innovative, and community-based experience.
How Knights for Animal Rights Thrives as a University Club
Alexis Collum, President of UCF Club Knights for Animal Rights Aired July 2021
Knights for Animal Rights (KAR) is finding creative ways to sustain their activities in the short and long term. As a club at the University of Central Florida, they raise awareness against animal cruelty through a variety of fun and focused community events. VegFund grantee Alexis Collum’s story of this club is a great example for vegan activists, especially for those looking to create an animal rights or vegan university group — or for organizations that experience volunteer turnover.
Grassroots Activism & the Future of the Vegan Movement
Chetana Mirle, PhD, Director of Life of Riley, the animal welfare program of Spring Point Partners LLC Aired July 2021
VegFund Board member Chetana Mirle and Executive Director Leslie Barcus discuss Chetana’s work at Life of Riley, the animal welfare program of Spring Point Partners LLC, as well as grassroots activism and the future of the vegan movement. Chetana holds a PhD from the Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. In addition to her work with Life of Riley, she is also a trustee of the Awesome Vegan Foundation and advocates on behalf of children in foster care as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia.
Educating for a Better World
Lorena Mucke, Founder, President, and CEO of the Educated Choices Program Aired June 2021
VegFund grantee Lorena Mucke, Founder of the Educated Choices Program (ECP), shares how their highly effective program educates hundreds of thousands of students every semester about plant-based eating — encouraging, challenging, and empowering them to actively make this world more compassionate and more sustainable.
For more presentations on vegan activism, visit VegFund’s YouTube channel and check out our webinars, Ask Me Anything videos, grant support tutorials, and more Live Socials to come.