Spitfire Strategies

Amplifying the power of youth movements

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

Young people take center stage as Spitfire brings their voices to the forefront.  Annabelle Gardner believes in the power of young people to change the world. A devoted advocate for youth — particularly in the areas of mental health and foster care — Annabelle feels strongly that young people impacted… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Mandi Osoba

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

Mandi Osoba knows who she works for. Sure, Spitfire writes her paycheck, but as Vice President of Talent Development, Mandi considers herself the consultant to the staff, making sure they have everything they need to do their best work and deliver exceptional results for Spitfire’s clients.  To Mandi, that means… (read more)

Putting the Thought into Thought Leadership

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

Every month, Spitfire hosts a strategy lab where we discuss best practices or hear from external experts to improve our craft and make us smarter. For the March strategy lab, we held a special alumni edition, inviting former Spitfires to join current staff and explore a topic. Former Spitfire @KarleyKranich,… (read more)

How to Use Psychographics for Good

Beth Kanter

By Beth Kanter
Chief Strategy Officer

Data is inherently neutral. How you obtain data and what you do with it is what makes it good or evil. That’s at the center of the recent firestorm with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm founded by Steve Bannon and Republican megadonor, Robert Mercer. On behalf of… (read more)

Making History

A conversation with Spitfire President Kristen Grimm on the historic achievements of women — past, present and future.  It is well worth celebrating the accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month, but the fact is that women are making history every single day. That’s how Kristen Grimm sees it. Amy… (read more)

The People Who Give Spitfire Our Spark: Midy Aponte

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

Being patrolled by armed military guards at a conference gala in Latin America. Getting driven through the dark of night in Kampala, Uganda, unable to see anything through the tinted windows of a beat-up Toyota Corolla except for fire pits burning in remote villages. It’s all in a day’s work… (read more)

The People Who Give Spitfire Our Spark: Mark Dessauer

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

Spitfire’s special sauce is its people. They are tremendously talented and committed. We know they would never brag about themselves, so we are going to do it for them. This occasional series gives you a chance to get to know the people of Spitfire better. Enjoy. Seeking the Eureka Moment… (read more)

The Power of Podcasts

Jacquelyn Smith

By Jacquelyn Smith
Account Coordinator

As someone who finds there are never enough hours in the day, I value the time I do have and appreciate every morning’s moments. I begin each day in a similar fashion: wake up, open my window, put in my headphones and turn on my favorite podcast. “From the New… (read more)

How Net Neutrality Became One of America’s Favorite Things

Jennifer Carnig

By Jennifer Carnig
Senior Vice President

At Spitfire, we’ve been engaged in the fight to preserve a free and open internet for nearly a decade, so we know how far we’ve come – and how far we still have to go. We’ve always understood that achieving the big victory of permanently preserving the open internet is… (read more)

Make a difference in 2018

Mark Dessauer

By Mark Dessauer
Vice President

Volunteering offers more than a chance to network, build your skills and feel the satisfaction of doing a good deed. Serving our communities strengthens us professionally and personally, and makes us want to give back all the more, creating a virtuous cycle that helps us as much as it helps… (read more)

“This truly is the gold standard of executive training.  I have benefited greatly.”

- Roland Stringfellow, Director of Ministerial Outreach, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

Putting the Thought into Thought Leadership

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

Every month, Spitfire hosts a strategy lab where we discuss best practices or hear from external experts to improve our craft and make us smarter. For the March strategy lab, we held a special alumni edition, inviting former Spitfires to join current staff and explore a topic. Former Spitfire @KarleyKranich,… (read more)

Making History

A conversation with Spitfire President Kristen Grimm on the historic achievements of women — past, present and future.  It is well worth celebrating the accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month, but the fact is that women are making history every single day. That’s how Kristen Grimm sees it. Amy… (read more)

How Net Neutrality Became One of America’s Favorite Things

Jennifer Carnig

By Jennifer Carnig
Senior Vice President

At Spitfire, we’ve been engaged in the fight to preserve a free and open internet for nearly a decade, so we know how far we’ve come – and how far we still have to go. We’ve always understood that achieving the big victory of permanently preserving the open internet is… (read more)

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