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)

“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

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)

Making Your Pitches Count: Tips for Top-Notch Media Pitching Part Three

Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross
Account Executive

  Communication professionals are no strangers to the challenges that journalists are facing today, from the demands of the 24-hour news cycle to budget shortfalls and understaffed newsrooms. We respect them for their tenacity and commitment to uncovering the truth, and we value being able to build relationships with them… (read more)

Finding the Words to Champion the Greater Good

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  An interest in politics isn’t new to Paige Swanson, a Karel Fellow who is working at Spitfire this summer before returning to Yale University for her senior year. But what is new to Paige is using strategic communication to make the case for political and social change. “I’ve worked… (read more)

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