The historic Palapala Ho'omau Congregational Church is a serene sanctuary on a high cliff overlooking the crashing Pacific. Built by missionaries in 1857, the church and grounds are the burial place of generations of local Hawaiians, Chinese plantation workers, and aviator Charles Lindbergh. The Palapala Ho’omau Preservation Society was established in 2012 to restore the church, build an endowment to maintain and return to an active role in the life of the Kipahulu community. Seven Pools is creating a communications and fundraising plan for the PPHS board to raise funds, to welcome and manage visitors to the historic graves, and to open the church for select destination weddings and private events.
Seven Pools developed and implements a comprehensive communications strategy
for BMCF, a Ugandan-led grassroots initiative delivering
maternal-infant health care, malaria and HIV prevention and treatment to over
20,000 patients each year. BMCF is working with award-winning non-profit
architects MASS Design Group of the Partners in Health facility the Butaro Hospital
in Rwanda, to build the first modern hospital for western Uganda.
Seven Pools raises awareness of BMCF’s mission and plans fundraising appeals for operations, a capital campaign for hospital construction, and materials for major gifts solicitations, board meetings, and advocacy events. From concept to delivery, we create newsletters, web content, videos, slide shows, and social media to keep U.S. donors and partners engaged in BMCF’s progress and plans. In 2012, two targeted appeals increased results over 2011 by 250%. Gale Pryor wrote and produced ‘Making Motherhood Safer: The Bishop Masereka Hospital,’ a video about the work of BMCF, in collaboration with Nesson Media. (View the video at: Vimeo.) Follow Seven Pools’ updates for BMCF on Twitter: @bmcfhealth. on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BishopMasereka. You can also visit there webpage here: www.bmcf.org
Innercity Weightlifting reduces violence and promotes achievement among urban youth at the highest risk for violence by getting them off the streets and into the gym to learn the discipline of Olympic weightlifting. Gale Pryor led a team of graduate students to create a communications strategy for Innercity Weightlifting to reach out to and build relationships in a community resistant to their mission. www.innercityweightlifting.org
Gale wrote web and print content for an innovative community health center serving 300,000 patients in East Boston and surrounding communities to express the welcoming voice of the health center as well as inform and guide patients to services. Gale’s interview with elders in community created an enduring portfolio of profiles of the voices and stories of East Boston. Elder Service Plan
Gale wrote Workplace Lactation Programs: Good for Working Families, Good for Business, a print/online toolkit for managers and other administrators in corporations to support lower-wage employees who wish to breastfeed their babies after returning to work. We revised the toolkit to incorporate legislative developments based on Federal Affordable Care Act of 2010, then researched and wrote a new version, Lactation Toolkit for Commanders and Women in the Armed Services, in 2012. The project funded by grant from Abbott Laboratories. www.cvworkingfamilies.org
Gale provided the concept for and wrote viewbook text and web content for the Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay viewbook, a CASE District 1 Honorable mention recipient.
Gale Pryor is a seasoned communications strategist, content producer, editor and copywriter, award-winning author, and holds a Masters of Science in Communications Management. As principal of Seven Pools: Communications for Change, she brings the impeccable standards of traditional print publishing to the dynamism of digital platforms to create communications tailored to your voice and needs. With a trusted network of specialists in graphic design, web development, fundraising, public relations, video production, and international development, she is able to shape messages, design campaigns, and produce materials that move your organization forward from idea to impact.
Gale began her career in book publishing, first with William Morrow in New York and Little, Brown and Company in Boston. Following ten years with Candlewick Press in Cambridge, as both a copywriter and acquisitions editor of nonfiction books for children, she began writing websites and print materials for a range of mission-driven clients in health, parenting, education, and global health. She also wrote two bestselling books on breastfeeding, the first a revision of her mother Karen Pryor’s classic Nursing Your Baby (1.2 million copies sold), the second, a guide for working mother, Nursing Mother, Working Mother: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby Before and After You Return to Work (75,000 copies sold).
Gale earned a Master’s of Science in Communications Management from the Simmons College Graduate School of Management in 2013, where she was awarded the 2012 Bernstein Award for dedicated her education to service to others. She has a B.A. in Literature from Cornell University.