Spitfire Strategies

Beth Kanter

Chief Strategy Officer

Never at a loss for words, Beth helps her clients pick the right ones so they can bring their big ideas to life. Beth is a mile wide and much more than an inch deep on issues ranging from economic inequality and reproductive rights to immigration reform and gender equity. She is particularly skilled at working with nonprofits to craft creative strategies that get results because she’s walked in their shoes.

Currently, Beth is focused on several efforts to address poverty and economic inequality so that working families have a shot at realizing the American dream. She partners with state-based campaigns across the country to pass bills that guarantee earned sick days so that everyone can take time off if they get sick or need to take care of a sick child without losing a day’s pay, or worse, getting fired.

She was instrumental in a successful campaign to make key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit permanent for America’s working families and collaborated with the Center for Community Change in an effort to reform our nation’s unjust immigration policies.

Beth developed Spitfire’s Smart Plan, a crisis communication tool that helps nonprofits anticipate and plan for crises. If a crisis strikes, Beth is on speed dial for many of Spitfire’s clients.

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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)

Three Ways to Take Advantage of “Political Headaches”

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm

Today, I woke up to the news that President Donald Trump had created “political headaches for Republicans,” and my immediate response was yippee. No, not because I am mean. I, for one, love when something unanticipated opens up a big fat opportunity – one I couldn’t create no matter how… (read more)

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