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 is a truly transformative program and there is no question that it is preparing leaders to be courageous communicators.”

- Colleen Bailey, Executive Director, The National Steinbeck Center

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)

Spitfire Spotlight: Get to know our newest Spitfires

There are some new faces at Spitfire, adding valuable talents and perspectives to the Spitfire team. We sat down with four of them to learn more about some of their favorite things—at work and at play.   Where were you before Spitfire? Mike Carter-Conneen Director, Washington, D.C. I spent 15… (read more)

Throwback Thursday: Thinking Through Communication Conundrums

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  One of the best jobs I ever had was at Exploration Summer Camp (their motto: where you make summer meaningful), where I worked from ages 18-21. As counselors, we made up classes to teach and we did activities in the afternoon. One day, I found myself co-leading a contraception… (read more)

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