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 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

Building Movements Through Art, Communication and Advocacy

Claire de Leon

By Claire de Leon
Director

Power is invisible. That’s part of what makes it tricky to dismantle. Audre Lorde asks us, “What are the words you do not yet have?” – a rallying cry to move from silence to speaking the truth of our experiences. For me, art across time and mediums has played a… (read more)

Many of your Black co-workers and friends are not okay right now: Here’s what you can do

Inga Skippings

By Inga Skippings
Chief Engagement Officer

Many of my white friends and colleagues reached out over the past week to check in on me. They saw George Floyd die pinned beneath Minneapolis police officers’ knees and read how the Louisville police used a no-knock warrant to execute Breonna Taylor. They saw Ahmaud Arbery’s killers arrested only… (read more)

In a Time of Scarcity, We Need Narratives of Abundance

Caroline Gasparini

By Caroline Gasparini
Account Coordinator

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, people are feeling a lot of emotions right now, all at once. There is uncertainty in our day-to-day lives, concern over the future and fear for the health, safety and livelihood of our families, friends, neighbors and selves. It’s easy to become overwhelmed… (read more)

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