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Thomasina H. Williams

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Program Officer

Ford
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • bachelor's degree
    Mount Holyoke College
  • J.D.
    University of Michigan Law School
29 Total References
Web References
Clear Thinking Communications
www.clearthinkingcommunications.com, 10 Dec 2010 [cached]
The Results:Ford Program Officer Thomasina Williams said, "The tool kit does a brilliant job in getting to the essence of the message that we wanted to communicate.
Thomasina Williams is one of ...
kaporcenter.org, 1 Nov 2009 [cached]
Thomasina Williams is one of these people. She's the Program Officer for Democracy, Rights and Ju...
Team | Promoting Electoral Reform And Democratic Participation | Ford Foundation
www.fordfoundation.org, 2 Nov 2010 [cached]
Thomasina H. Williams Program Officer New York
Thomasina H. Williams focuses on democratic participation and representation in U.S. politics. Her grant making employs a two-pronged strategy: supporting efforts to work within the existing political system to expand the electorate and empower underrepresented constituencies, and transforming the system to make it more equitable and accessible to a fuller spectrum of the U.S. public. Her work emphasizes the systemic relationship between a complete count during the Census, fair redistricting processes, stronger voting rights and more just public policies.
Thomasina is an attorney who was trained as a commercial litigator. She also has an extensive background in civil rights and voting rights litigation, including redistricting. Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2005, she was in private practice in Miami, where she was active in civic affairs and political issues.
She wrote one of the key legal briefs in the Florida Supreme Court case that defeated an effort to place on the ballot four initiatives that would have rendered affirmative action in Florida unconstitutional. She has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Florida Memorial College (now Florida Memorial University), south Florida's only historically black college, and the Urban League of Broward County, one of the country's largest Urban League affiliates.
Thomasina has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College.
Issues and Initiatives
Thomasina H. Williams is a member of the following initiative team:
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Thomasina H. Williams Program Officer New York
Counting on Communications Department For Help | The Communications Network
comnetwork.org, 10 April 2010 [cached]
A year before the 2010 Census officially started, Ford Foundation program officer Thomasina Williams was worried. Part of her work at Ford was to encourage a full and accurate count, particularly among groups that are traditionally undercounted such as people of color and people with low incomes.
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But Williams worried that neither hard-to-reach communities nor foundations that could help support Census efforts were getting the message about the vital importance of this once-in-ten-years effort.
For help, she turned to the communications department at the Ford Foundation.
"One of the problems with the Census is that it happens only once a decade," said Williams, program officer, Democracy, Rights and Justice Program at Ford. "There is not a ready audience for this. We had to figure out how to make it more compelling so that people would get engaged in it. That's a communications issue."
In the summer of 2009, Williams met with Alfred Ironside, Ford's Director of Communications, and his team.
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Working together, Williams and Ironside created an action plan, hired Hattaway Communications to develop and test messaging that would be effective with key audiences, and rolled out a messaging manual within four months.
...
Williams also thought it was important to produce a tool kit to help other foundations understand the importance of the 2010 Census. She wanted the tool kit to give them useful ideas for ways that they could help, including becoming vocal about the need for an accurate count and funding nonprofit organizations to work in their communities to encourage people to fill out their Census forms.
"Surprisingly, there wasn't much documentation or best practices from the Census a decade earlier," she said. "We thought it would be helpful to have a tool kit to help others figure out how to navigate the multitude of issues now that the Census was upon us. Why should we all make the same mistakes?"
She commissioned the tool kit, which came back at more than 100 pages. It had useful information but it was too long and unwieldy to use without a major edit and revision. Again, Williams turned to the communications department for help.
...
Williams said that she has heard from grantees and other foundations about how useful both products are in their work promoting the 2010 Census.
"Having the resources of the communications department was a godsend to us," she said. "The tool kit does a brilliant job in getting to the essence of the message that we wanted to communicate. The message manual is very professional and eye catching."
Williams added, "It's really important to involve communications on the front end of a project.
Counting on Communications Department For Help | The Communications Network
comnetwork.org, 10 April 2010 [cached]
A year before the 2010 Census officially started, Ford Foundation program officer Thomasina Williams was worried. Part of her work at Ford was to encourage a full and accurate count, particularly among groups that are traditionally undercounted such as people of color and people with low incomes.
...
But Williams worried that neither hard-to-reach communities nor foundations that could help support Census efforts were getting the message about the vital importance of this once-in-ten-years effort.
For help, she turned to the communications department at the Ford Foundation.
"One of the problems with the Census is that it happens only once a decade," said Williams, program officer, Democracy, Rights and Justice Program at Ford. "There is not a ready audience for this. We had to figure out how to make it more compelling so that people would get engaged in it. That's a communications issue."
In the summer of 2009, Williams met with Alfred Ironside, Ford's Director of Communications, and his team.
...
Working together, Williams and Ironside created an action plan, hired Hattaway Communications to develop and test messaging that would be effective with key audiences, and rolled out a messaging manual within four months.
...
Williams also thought it was important to produce a tool kit to help other foundations understand the importance of the 2010 Census. She wanted the tool kit to give them useful ideas for ways that they could help, including becoming vocal about the need for an accurate count and fundi ng nonprofit organizations to work in their communities to encourage people to fill out their Census forms.
"Surprisingly, there wasn't much documentation or best practices from the Census a decade earlier," she said. "We thought it would be helpful to have a tool kit to help others figure out how to navigate the multitude of issues now that the Census was upon us. Why should we all make the same mistakes?"
She commissioned the tool kit, which came back at more than 100 pages. It had useful information but it was too long and unwieldy to use without a major edit and revision. Again, Williams turned to the communications department for help.
...
Williams said that she has heard from grantees and other foundations about how useful both products are in their work promoting the 2010 Census.
"Having the resources of the communications department was a godsend to us," she said. "The tool kit does a brilliant job in getting to the essence of the message that we wanted to communicate. The message manual is very professional and eye catching."
Williams added, "It's really important to involve communications on the front end of a project.
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