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Archive for September, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Too Much Fun?

Still drying off from a jolting dose of over-the-head ice water? If so, you and several million of your closest friends participated in the viral event of the summer: the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Since the phenomenon has begun to fade, we’re able to take a step back and take… (read more)

The Depth of Clicktivism

Net neutrality faces off with big data Thanks to big data and analytics, people can see exactly who’s winning and who’s losing the public debate over net neutrality. A study recently released by the Sunlight Foundation found that of the 1M+ public comments on net neutrality submitted to the Federal… (read more)

Opposition Management – September 16 at 4 p.m. ET

Opposition management – the art of keeping your competition and opponents off guard and playing defense – is one of the new additions to our Planning to Win™ tool. Even if you don’t think you have opposition, a little research will likely unveil someone who would argue for a different approach… (read more)

Webinar Series: Measuring Impact – September 24 at 1 p.m. ET

Nonprofits all too often hear the word measurement and immediately look at how many people are visiting their website, number of Facebook fans and the size of their e-newsletter and press release distribution lists. But are these numbers tied to specific objectives? For example, if you send a report to… (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

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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