Spitfire Strategies

Archive for August, 2014

We Want You to Win

Spitfire knows what it takes to design and run winning campaigns in today’s rapidly changing world. With the partnership and support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and input from dozens of campaign experts, Spitfire’s newest tool – Planning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners™  –helps  organizations… (read more)

So, You Want to Write a Speech

Great visionary speeches often have the power to spur people to action or to help them think more deeply about the issue you are trying to promote. Writing your own visionary speech doesn’t have to be a daunting process. Here are Spitfire’s top-tips for writing a great, cause-worthy speech. Identify… (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

Challenge stereotypes…and other lessons from the immigration fight

By Lauryn Fanguen, Frank Karel Fellow Lauryn Fanguen is one of eight scholars chosen for this year’s Frank Karel Fellowship, which encourages first-generation and minority students to consider professional opportunities in the field of public interest communications. Read more about Lauryn here. The Trump administration’s rhetoric and policies around immigration, including the… (read more)

Shaping the Next Generation of Social Impact Communicators

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  When people ask Lauryn Fanguen what she did with her summer vacation, she’s going to have a lot to talk about. Lauryn is one of eight scholars chosen for this year’s Frank Karel Fellowship, which encourages first-generation and minority students to consider professional opportunities in the field of public… (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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