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Archive for October, 2014

Are you ready for open enrollment? If not, you’re not alone.

The window to shop around for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins in 15 days. Turns out if you’re among the roughly 40 million Americans without coverage, you’re highly likely not to know that fact. According to a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, nine out of 10 uninsured Americans… (read more)

Stay Above the Fray – Communicating During Election Season

It’s election season again – the time when many people stop answering their phones, checking their inboxes or logging in to Facebook to avoid the campaigns continually vying for their attention. While this can help them tune out the campaign messages, it also means that they may be missing your… (read more)

Walk Through the SmartScan: Webinars Oct. 20 & 23

To succeed, organizations must embed effective communication practices into all they do and have the discipline to measure the results. That’s why Spitfire created the SmartScan™.  The SmartScan helps organizations assess whether they have the systems in place and are using them effectively to be strong communicating organizations. It’s also… (read more)

Spitfire’s SmartScan™: A New Communication Tool for Nonprofits and Foundations

At Spitfire, we know how to help organizations boost their communication to advance their social change goals. With generous support from the Ford Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Spitfire developed the SmartScan. This free, online tool helps assess where an organization… (read more)

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- Roland Stringfellow, Director of Ministerial Outreach, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

Getting Your Story Covered: Tips for Top-Notch Media Pitching Part Two

Mike Carter-Conneen

By Mike Carter-Conneen
Director

  In the first installment of this two-part series, I shared some insights from my years working in TV news and media relations, focusing on the best methods to get your pitches seen by reporters. In this part, I review some strategies for increasing the odds those reporters will actually… (read more)

An E.D.’s Guide to Essential Strategic Communication Know-How, Compliments of Spitfire’s Executive Leadership Program

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  I’ve been working with a number of new executive directors this past year. After years of hard work, or in some instances, after waking up from a dream about a new organization that MUST exist, these people found themselves with all eyes on them. From the moment they updated… (read more)

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)

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