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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 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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