Megan Fowler is the Director of Communications for Polaris. With some 15 years of professional experience in strategic nonprofit communications, Ms. Fowler leads the Public Outreach and Communications team’s activities to raise Polaris's profile and further its programmatic objectives. Under Ms. Fowler’s leadership, the communications team has significantly increased the organization’s reach and audience: media attention to Polaris and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline has increased 4-fold, online fundraising has tripled, and tens of thousands of people have joined the organization’s email and social media channels. In addition, her strategic counsel on hotline promotion and outreach has helped to dramatically increase the number of victims who have reached out and received help through the NHTRC hotline and Polaris’s BeFree textline.
Prior to joining Polaris, Ms. Fowler led the communications department of Refugees International, where she developed and implemented multi-channel communications strategies that successfully increased support for refugees and displaced people from Iraq, Sudan, Burma, and more. She also elevated the advocacy recommendations of the San Francisco-based Breast Cancer Fund and significantly increased media attention around factory farm pollution and the need for clean energy as a member of the Sierra Club’s media team.