What is frank?

frank is more than just a gathering. It is the essential resource for movement builders and change makers – the people who use communications to drive social change. We are a community of movement builders and changemakers who use strategic communications to drive positive social, institutional and behavioral change. At our gathering and on our website, we provide fresh research, insights and news to inform and drive the field of public interest communications.

We offer our online community original content, including summaries of recent peer-reviewed research from multiple disciplines and insights from practitioners in the field.

Our community is made up of strategists, researchers, artists, journalists, students, activists and more. From corporate advocacy to the research lab, to the grassroots on the street activist, the frank community believes in using evidence-based strategies to drive social change. If you see yourself in our mission, then you are part of our tribe.

Why are we called “frank”?

frank” not only refers to our direct and candid approach to our work in public interest communications, but it also pays homage to Frank Karel, the big thinker who invested so much in building the field for people who use strategic communications to drive social change.