Spitfire Strategies

Archive for March, 2015

Sparking Great Ideas With Ignite

The Ford Foundation convened a group of donors, advocates, and experts to discuss big ideas for the future of the Internet. Recognizing the importance of the internet in our lives, and the big challenges that lie ahead, Ford came together with the Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundation and Mozilla Foundation… (read more)

Spitfire’s Newest VP Specializes in Bringing Diverse Voices Together

Spitfire Strategies is pleased to introduce Midy Aponte as its newest vice president. Based in Denver, Colorado, Midy is an accomplished communication strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect a range of audiences to promote a common goal. With a career anchored in public health communication, Midy worked with… (read more)

Reflections from frank 2015

Every day at Spitfire, we work with our clients to win the fights that matter— protecting the open and free Internet, ensuring greater access to health care and advocating for meaningful environmental restoration, among so many others. Nonprofits and foundations rely on us to provide smart communication strategies, winning campaign… (read more)

Don’t Forget the Punchline

Have you ever sat down with a friend who is so excited to tell you a joke she forgets the punchline? Sometimes nonprofits and foundations are like that friend, eager to explain the remarkable causes they’re fighting for, but never quite making it to the punchline – whether it’s driving… (read more)

Campaigns We Love

Spitfire is now on Pinterest, creating a hub for campaigns we love! Looking for ideas on how to frame your issue? In need of that next “A-Ha!” idea that helps you on a new path to victory? These are the boards for you.   We have two different boards to… (read more)

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Communicating During a Crisis

Erin B. Hart

By Erin B. Hart
Chief Innovation Officer

Expressions of caring connect us in our shared humanity during challenging times. We are navigating similar, and very personal challenges, as we manage our lives around the spread of COVID-19. Many of Spitfire’s trusted partners are working with us to determine if they should address the pandemic and, if so,… (read more)

A Good Time to Get Good at Virtual Meetings

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

Whether you find yourself running more remote teams or are looking to responsibly react to containing pandemics, being good at virtual meetings isn’t just a valuable skill – it’s an essential one. Since I’m often asked to run strategic sessions, I’m sharing the tips I have learned over the years… (read more)

Anticipating (Rather than Dreading) the Future

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

I recently attended an unconference in Peekskill, New York at a maker space. With the help of a very astute curator, we did indeed plan an interesting day where I learned about fusion, getting the most reluctant people to vote, and participating in the circular economy where we figure out… (read more)

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