Crisis Games for Nonprofits: Crisis Manager Davia Temin to Present New Social Media "Crisis Case" to Foundation Executives

Mar 27, 2013, 12:30 ET from Temin and Company

NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Nonprofits are as prone to crisis – and as devastated by it – as public companies are," says crisis and reputation manager Davia Temin, CEO of Temin and Company. "Especially in the age of social media, when crisis hits nonprofits or universities, donations can dry up, partners can be alienated, and employees can decamp."

Speaking today on "Your Foundation in Crisis: Will You Be Ready?" at Philanthropy New York – a nonprofit membership association of foundations and corporate funders in the New York region – Ms. Temin will present a new, reality-based social media "crisis case" simulation, designed specifically for nonprofits. This interactive, hands-on seminar will help nonprofit professionals develop strategies for effectively responding to and mitigating crisis, particularly over social media.

Ms. Temin's "Crisis Game" case methodology – based on the interactive seminars on media and society created by Fred Friendly, with whom she had worked – aims to stress-test individuals in a crisis, allowing them to role-play different scenarios and gauge their reaction to hypothetical situations.

"This is the best way to approximate a real crisis – and see how individuals will react," says Ms. Temin, who works with global boards, CEOs, corporations, universities, foundations, and nonprofit organizations on reputation and crisis management, and media, marketing, and social media strategy. "The method works very well with corporate leaders, and I think it should also work well with nonprofit leaders."

Ms. Temin speaks frequently to corporate and nonprofit audiences on a wide range of topics, including social media, reputation and crisis management, leadership and presence, as well as resilience and creating trust. She is a contributor to with a column, "Reputation Matters," as well as to other publications. Find her on Twitter @DaviaTemin.

If you would like to discuss crisis management, reputation management, social media, or speak to Ms. Temin on another matter, please contact Trang Mar or Mariam Awaisi of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or

About Temin and Company
Temin and Company Incorporated ( creates, enhances, and saves reputations. The firm helps corporations, professional services firms, and other institutions define and strengthen their public image – and their bottom line – through strategic marketing, branding, media relations, thought leadership, speaker and media coaching, financial communications, and crisis management. 

Clients include the leaders of some of the world's largest and most well-known corporations, financial institutions, pharma and biotech companies, law firms, consulting firms, publishing houses, venture capital funds, authors, politicians, and colleges and universities.

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