Spitfire Strategies

Top 6 Reasons Communications Won the Day on Healthcare

Beth Kanter

By Beth Kanter
Executive Vice President

Emily Gardner

By Emily Gardner
Director

We’ve basked in the glow of victory now for a couple of weeks, savoring the sweet win of repeal and replace’s resounding defeat (for now, at least). The congratulatory emails full of thanks and pats on the back flooded our in-boxes and dominated news headlines. Now we’re in that sweet… (read more)

New Spitfires!

Spitfire is pleased to share the great news! In the last few weeks, we’ve added more smarts, sass and strategery to our team! Please welcome the newest Spitfires: Gregory A. Joseph, Director Gregory hit the ground running at Spitfire and wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. On day one,… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Aisha Shah, Outreach & Impact Coordinator, AndACTION

How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? As Spitfire’s Outreach and Impact Coordinator for the AndACTION project, I connect nonprofits to important issues reflected in film and TV. Currently, we are working with Advocates for Youth to create a curriculum for students to discern valid information about… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Melanie Moon, Senior Account Executive

How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? Right now I am starting to work with a couple of different client teams focused on environmental conservation and social justice issues, with a focus on race and economic impact. What made you want to be a Spitfire? I was… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Arden Grady, Senior Account Manager

How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? One thing I already love about Spitfire is how different the work is from day to day – both in terms of the important issues we get to work on and the actual tasks at hand. A month into my… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Alexander Boykin, Training Coordinator

How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? As a training coordinator at Spitfire, I manage the logistics of Spitfire’s training workshops. My team focuses on helping foundations and nonprofits learn new ways to utilize communication as they work to spark social change. So far this year, I… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Maria Beltran, Senior Account Executive

How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? It’s been exciting to jump into new projects and help our clients achieve their goals. I love that I get to provide my issue area expertise in health care, higher education, economic equity and youth development, while also learning about… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Michael Mouton, Senior Account Manager

How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? Currently, I am working with a couple of clients on issues related to the farm bill, nutrition and food insecurity. As these projects move forward, Spitfire is looking to create greater synergy and interconnectivity on these issues for the organizations… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Jae Aron, Senior Account Executive

How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? In my first few weeks, I’ve jumped headfirst into a wide array of projects on issues ranging from health care to economic and social justice. One of the best things about Spitfire (so far) is that the work is always… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Aketa Williams, Director

How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? The majority of my clients are strengthening aspects of public education so that all students have access to highly effective teachers, classroom lessons that drive results and schools that focus on their outcomes. I help them develop the smart strategies… (read more)

“This has been a tremendous eye opener. It shows us how to pull the aspects of communications skills, from the message, to the audience. It forced us to identify our strengths and our weaknesses in an effort to become more strategic in how we prepare our messages and communicate them.”

- Training Participant

How Stories Can Help You Break through Barriers When Fact-Based Arguments Fall Short

Liv Kittel

By Liv Kittel
Senior Account Manager

As the dust from November 8 begins to settle, many are trying to reconcile Donald Trump’s Electoral College success with the fact that he spent the vast majority of his campaign pushing messages that were at odds with commonly accepted facts. Others are beginning to connect the dots between Trump’s… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Liv Kittel

Get to know one of our newest Senior Account Managers, Liv Kittel! Where were you before Spitfire? I spent several years at Media Matters for America, cultivating expertise in media analysis, crisis communication and combating right-wing media misinformation. I led a large department of researchers and media monitors, and developed… (read more)

A Better Way to Explain Your Data

You’ve got a really complicated concept to explain and it’s really important that your target audience understand it. Do you: Pull together a PowerPoint presentation with 38 slides filled with data analysis written in 12 point font? Write a 1200 word blog post accompanied by charts, graphs and an annotated… (read more)

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