Spitfire Strategies

Archive for July, 2014

After 12 Years, I’ve Learned that Learning Never Stops

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

A little over 12 years ago, I was trying to decide what to do with my life. I considered finding a way to help foundations and their grantees sharpen the skills needed to communicate well. But as I shared this idea with people I knew at successful communication firms, the… (read more)

Webinar Series: Living in a Digital World – July 23 at 1 p.m. ET

Facebook and Twitter? Email open rates? What makes good content? What else do you need to know? Join Spitfire digital maven Ellie Klerlein as she leads a webinar focused on the seven areas that are essential to creating a strong digital strategy: listening, websites, email and mobile, social media, outreach,… (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

Getting Your Story Covered: Tips for Top-Notch Media Pitching Part Two

Mike Carter-Conneen

By Mike Carter-Conneen
Director

  In the first installment of this two-part series, I shared some insights from my years working in TV news and media relations, focusing on the best methods to get your pitches seen by reporters. In this part, I review some strategies for increasing the odds those reporters will actually… (read more)

An E.D.’s Guide to Essential Strategic Communication Know-How, Compliments of Spitfire’s Executive Leadership Program

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  I’ve been working with a number of new executive directors this past year. After years of hard work, or in some instances, after waking up from a dream about a new organization that MUST exist, these people found themselves with all eyes on them. From the moment they updated… (read more)

COAL + ICE: Overcoming Barriers to Spark Climate Action

AnaChristina Arana

By AnaChristina Arana
Account Coordinator

  “One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from the [IPCC] report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes,” said Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair of IPCC Working… (read more)

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