THE ADVOCACY INSTITUTE

The Advocacy Institute is committed to supporting the legislative advocacy of social justice and movement-building organizations in New York City and State. We clarify government structures and relationships. We reveal who holds power, who works for them, and how they fit within a coherent, if opaque, landscape. We produce creative visual aids and cutting-edge, interactive resources making it possible for organizations to become self-reliant in navigating key government contacts. Throughout, we cultivate collaborative community to learn from and build with each other.

JON PARKER

Jon Parker is a co-founder and Brand Director of Dissolve, a stock footage and photography company that serves production companies, advertising agencies, and design firms. Jon was a founding partner of Veer, a stock image company that was acquired by Corbis in 2007. Jon has held senior creative positions at Corbis, Getty Images, and Adobe, and developed brand identities and strategies for private clients. 

 

Jon lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He’s obsessed with NYC’s urban and architectural history, and appears to be on a personal mission to Instagram every old hand-painted sign in the five boroughs.

MEMBER SINCE DECEMBER 2010

GALLOPNYC

GallopNYC offers therapeutic horseback riding at three locations in New York City, bringing joy, hope and possibility to children and adults with physical, emotional, social, and developmental challenges. Brooke Belott is GallopNYC's grant writer and administrator, and also does freelance writing/grant writing for arts and environmental non-profits.

MEMBER SINCE APRIL 2011

KEITH HAGAN

In June of 2009, Keith Hagan and Steve Karas announced the opening of their new company: SKH Music - a music publicity and management firm. Karas and Hagan have logged over 20 years each as respected PR executives in the recording industry. The mission statement of SKH is simple – super-serve a reasonable number of clients with a creative forward-thinking strategy. Upon opening, a respected roster immediately took shape with a very diverse list of clients and over the past two years, a respected array of talent from the world of rock, country, blues, and pop have enlisted the companies services.

MEMBER SINCE DECEMBER 2011