Is your organization involved in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development or international affairs issues?
Are you responsible for recruiting students, seeking candidates for jobs/consultancies , advertising for trainings, courses, events, postgraduate degrees?
Do you want to effectively reach thousands of interested individuals and organizations from around the world?
Note if you're an employer seeking to post a job posting on the network see the info for employers section http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/page/career-resources-for-employers
PLACING AN AD ON PCDN IS THE RIGHT INVESTMENT
With over 300,000 hits per month, 100,000+ unique visitors and over 33,000 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
To date advertisers on PCDN include leading universities and organizations from around the world including University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, University of Peace, International Peace and Security Institute, International Medical Corps, Mercy Corps, SaferWorld, Creative Associates, University of Edinburgh, Brandies University, Columbia University, TechChange, Rotary International, George Mason University, American Friends Service Committee, and many others (see below for more details).
PCDN IN BRIEF
PCDN has been in existence for almost six years since launching in June of 2007. The network has rapidly grown and become one of the leading sites in conflict, development and international affairs. Site membership is rapidly growing, currently reaching over 33,000 and is attracting over 300,000 hits per month. 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
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
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
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
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, 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
PCDN played a key role in our hiring process, allowing us to connect with and hire an excellent candidate. When it comes to peacebuilding and development, PCDN is the most comprehensive network and resource that we as practitioners have at our fingertips. Meeghan Zahorsky, Associate Consultant, Vera Solutions
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, that can also be combined with social media and email blasts to the PCDN membership (note banner ads combined with the social media attract the greatest response).
For more details on costs please contact PCDN at ad(at)internationalpeaceandconflict.org
All ads subject to approval as only content that fits with the site themes will be considered.
OPTIONS: (You can choose reserving an exclusive space for your ad, or be one of several that rotates for a reduced price). Note if you're only interested in posting material on the network this is free. Please review the guide to posting
HOW LONG WILL MY AD RUN?
Ads normally run for a minimum of ONE month (30 days). For ads running longer than a month discounts are available. We also offer special combined banner ad and social media packages.
WHAT IS A ROTATING AD?
A rotating ad is cheaper as it “shares” the same space with up to 3 other ads.
For inquiries and questions contact PCDN at ad(at)internationalpeaceandconflict.org
The following are the standard ad locations. We are also open to exploring customized options (such as only distributing a blast email, different time periods, etc.) depending on availability of ad spaces. We also offer special combined banner ad and social media packages.
AD OPTIONS 1-4 DISPLAY ON ALL PCDN PAGES
1) FULL HEADER BANNER (728x90 pixels)
2) RIGHT LARGE UPPER SIDEBAR AD (183x615 pixels)
3) RIGHT MIDDLE SIDEBAR AD (183x615 pixels)
4) FOOTER AD (728x90 pixels)
SOCIAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES
5) Blast e-mail distributed to all PCDN Members
6) Featuring an opportunity on PCDN's Social Media Channels (Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin)
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?
Feel free to send an email to ad (at) internationalpeaceandconflict.org