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

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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