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PLACING AN AD ON PCDN IS THE RIGHT INVESTMENT
PCDN is the go to hub for the global social change community. With over 200,000 hits per month, 75,000+ unique visitors and over 36,000 registered members, PCDN is the ideal network to advertise job opportunities, events, courses, and other items related to peace, development, and international relations and more.
BRIEF STATS ON PCDN
- Approximately 30% of PCDN’s visitors come from North America, the rest represent nearly every country in the world.
- Since PCDN was founded in June 2007, almost 5,000,000 unique visitors have visited the network and PCDN has received almost 22,000,000 page views.
- Advertisers are reporting increases of 10%-30% (in some cases 100% or more) in web traffic from PCDN.
- Jobs distributed on PCDN as ads receive upwards of 300-600 pageviews.
To date PCDN has had over 100 advertising clients from around the globe including include leading universities, companies and organizations such as University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, University of Peace, Rotary International, United States Institute of Peace, University of Edinburgh, TechChange, Saferworld and many others (see below for more details).
PCDN IN BRIEF
PCDN has been in existence for over seven years since launching in June of 2007. PCDN is one of the leading platforms in the world for the global social change and impact community. Site membership is rapidly growing, currently reaching over 36,000 and is attracting over 250,000 hits per month. PCDN’s mission is to democratize access to information to enable all individuals and organization to have access to the tools, resources, connections and inspiration to scale change. PCDN has helped thousands of individuals and organizations around the world network, obtain fellowships, jobs, undertake new research projects and explore development, peace building, social entrepreneurship and related fields.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Cordes Fellowships award $2,200-$2,950 scholarships to social entrepreneurs and innovative nonprofit directors from over 30 countries around the globe, including over 50% women leaders, who bring their important work to Opportunity Collaboration as full Delegates. Recruiting the world’s top leaders in poverty alleviation and economic justice requires a microphone with speakers everywhere – like PCDN! We were thrilled that our Cordes Fellow announcement was viewed over 2,400 by PCDN’s global network before the 2015 application deadline!
Jorian Wilkins Chief Operating Officer, Opportunity Collaboration
PCDN is an absolutely indispensable advertising platform for our work at TechChange. The network and its members and extremely influential within the international development arena. Roughly 20% of applicants for our courses have come from PCDN and we’ve seen significant increase of around 15% in traffic to our site. The PCDN team is exceptionally professional and I highly recommend the network to others who are interested in advertising. Nick Martin- President of TechChange
PCDN has been a valuable resource for the Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards at SXSW Interactive. For the 2016 awards cycle, 12% of the nominations were referred via PCDN.
Tammy Lynn Gilmore, SXSW Interactive, Nonprofit Evangelist
For our 2015 Summer School on “Transitional Justice and Education”, we had interest from 99 countries around the globe. Out of a total 1850 clicks to find out more about our program, a record 791 came via PCDN, making this the number one source of inquiries for our program. Nine of our final round candidates learned about the program via PCDN and four of the 18 selected participants. We could not have asked for a better way to promote our event and highly recommend PCDN to reach a global audience.
Martina Schulze, Program Coordinator Georg Arnhold Program on Education for Sustainable Peace , Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
Advertising with PCDN has increased Rotary Peace Centers’ external visitors by almost 200%. PCDN is now the number one driver of external visitors to Rotary Peace Centers’ website. Kathleen O’Brien, Area of Focus Coordinator, Programs and Grants, The Rotary Foundation.
The Peace and Collaborative Network is an invaluable resource for reaching a large swath of the international development community. Advertising on PCDN for our 2014 Annual Conference was a great success, as it generated the second highest number of referrals, equaling 20% of the total number. These referrals also brought in 22.5% of our new users in the months leading up to the conference. We would not have been able to reach these new users without PCDN’s exposure. Kara Frazier, Program Manager, Society for International Development
Over 200 people visited our website, and 10% of all applicants to our summer course indicated that they had found out about it through the posting on the PCDN. Thanks for helping us to promote our course!”
Josh Goldsmith, Coordinator, InZone / UNHCR / Geneva Summer Schools course on Higher Education in Emergencies, 2015
The conflict resolution program at Kennesaw has found PCDN to be one of the most valuable sources for advertising our program. Over 33% of new visitors to our site come via PCDN. Ansley M. Wood MS, Administrative Director , Master of Science in Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University
In our recent recruiting for the Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship on Education for Sustainable Peace, PCDN was the number one source of web traffic, accounting for over 75% of all visitors. We have consistently found advertising on PCDN is one of the best ways of reaching out to interested and qualified scholars and practitioners in the field from all around the world.
Program Coordinator Georg Arnhold Program on Education for Sustainable Peace
Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
At Saferworld recruiting high quality candidates for our vacancies is crucial. PCDN is one of our top sources, reaching, as it does, far and wide amongst the peacebuilding/conflict prevention community. Marie Aziz, Human Resources Manager, Saferworld
PCDN is vital to the work of Atlas Corps as we recruit professionals from around the world. It has also become a network builder as the majority of our Fellows use PCDN to forward their long-term professional goals. Since Atlas Corps started in 2006, PCDN has helped us reach more than 130 countries as we receive on average 500 to 1,000 applications a month. Scott Beale, Founder & CEO, Atlas Corps
PCDN is a fabulous tool, and has generated not only good contacts but several substantive pieces of paid business for our company. On the grant giving side ( we are a small nonprofit foundation), the results have been phenomenal: after being listed on PCDN, our response rate for grant applications skyrocketed from 20 to 128. I am a fan! Dr. Mark Young, President, Rational Games Inc.
The PCDN has emerged in a short time to become an absolutely essential resource for the peacebuilding field. Nowhere else can one find the tremendous range of information — from articles on innovative ideas, to job postings and event announcements. The scope of work encompassed on the PCDN is breathtaking, and highlights the richness and vitality of the peacebuilding field. PCDN supports its community members in very tangible ways. For example, immediately after placing an ad on PCDN for our new publication, Building Peace, and its dedicated website, we found the following:
* A 288% increase in page views for the website
* A 391% increase in site visitors to the website
* A 405% increase in subscribers to Building Peace
* 59% of ALL web traffic coming to the site was directed from PCDN
AfP invests in PCDN as a member because we appreciate the critical need that PCDN fills in connecting our diverse field. PCDN allows all of us to be better informed and more impactful in our work, and is helping build an infrastructure for collaboration and joint learning that will make peacebuilding dramatically more effective across multiple sectors. Melanie Greenberg, President and CEO Alliance for Peacebuilding
What I like the most about this network is its diversity. Not one person, institution, or epistemology, ranks above others due to geography. PCDN has kept me informed, allowed me to voice some opinions, and most importantly, has allowed me to carry out two successful job searches in the past two years. The quality and diversity of candidates that applied to work in my department has just been outstanding. Before posting my job advertisement to PCDN, I had a handful of serious applications. PCDN increased the application numbers by more than 400%. The diversity of the candidates allowed me to interview qualified candidates from all over the world, hence reflecting in my department the diversity of our student population at UPEACE. I find PCDN to be an invaluable job search resource. Dr. Victoria Fontan, Former Associate Professor, Head, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University for Peace
PCDN has proven to be an invaluable resource in our recruiting for Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation. Through posting on the network, and outreach via PCDN’s blast emails and social media channels, views of our original posting on the PCDN site increased by about 300%. Our website has also seen an dramatic increase in traffic – according to our web statistics, since the announcement of the Hansen program on PCDN, visits to our web site have increased by 200%.
PCDN has dramatically increased our visibilty and outreach, not only among their members, but also with associates and friends of those subscribers. We are very grateful to PCDN for their invaluable help in recruiting the top candidates for our program. Bonnie Lamb , Program Coordinator, Hansen Summer Institute , University of San Diego
PCDN is a crucial tool for any organization seeking to communicate and collaborate directly with the global peace community. The impact that the International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) achieved through our trainings and publications in the last year has been multiplied many times over by utilizing the incredible networking power of the PCDN. No other new technology or social networking site even compares to the PCDN, and we, as the global peacebuilding community, are hugely indebted to PCDN. Cameron Chisholm, President, IPSI
In a bind to find a specialized consultant on short notice, we recently posted to the Peace and Collaborative Development Network. Within a matter of days we had a sizable pool of candidates for the position, and within two weeks we secured from amongst them someone with just the right credentials for the job. Thank you PCDN. Tarek Massarini, Program Manager,Salam Institute for Peace and Justice_____________________
My numbers were a bit low for an event, so I decided to post it on PCDN. Not only did I end up with a packed house and overflow room, but a new audience that hadn’t previously been exposed to our work. I’m incredibly impressed by the responsiveness and efficiency of the staff, by the size of the network, and by the results both together create.Farha Tahir, Program Coordinator and Research Associate in the CSIS Africa Program
The boost to our outreach from PCDN’s newsletter was invaluable – it was responsible for the highest impact on our website traffic, doubling our hits on the day it was sent out, increasing our volume by 5% over the next 3 months, and quadrupling the hits on our Youtube trailer. Mai Iskander, Producer & Director of Words of Witness Film
Advertising on PCDN has been tremendously valuable: it boosted visitors to the companion website for my new book by over 20%! What’s more, by advertising in the community, I have made fruitful new connections among scholars and practitioners practicing in my field. Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman, Editor, Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities; Fellow at the Yale Law School
Over the years, the Peace and Collaborative Development Network has proved a valuable asset to the DO School in the promotion and recruitment of candidates for our Fellowship programs. We have received many fantastic applications via PCDN, and are diligent in consistently sharing opportunities via the network. PCDN has demonstrated its prominence for us, both as a leading authority on peace building and development, and also as a rich source of talent and potential. Marie Steinhoff Communications Director, the Do School
During the time we were advertising with PCDN we saw a 10% increase in our traffic flow,an 8% increase in the number of applications, and a 6% increase in the number of paid registrations. Cecilly Hildebrand, Program Assistant, Canadian School of Peacebuilding
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INTERESTED? THIS IS HOW IT WORKS
We offer you different options and sizes to match your budget and interests and can explore customized options. We offer banner ad spaces on the home page, within email digests and social media packages (note banner ads combined with the social media attract the greatest response).
For more details on costs and to receive our media kit please contact PCDN at ad(at)pcdnetwork.org
All ads subject to approval as only content that fits with the site themes will be considered.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1) Contact PCDN to receive our media kit.
2) Review the kit and the advertising options and prices.
3) Contact PCDN to explore available ad spaces and/or customized options (Ads need to be approved by PCDN and be consistent with the mission of PCDN, as well as visual style of the site).
4) If the ad is approved and space is available, PCDN will issue an invoice.
5) Make payment via Credit Card or Check and send the final ad (in jpeg format with the link).
6) Your ad will be up and running.
READY TO ADVERTISE OR HAVE QUESTIONS?
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