Spitfire Strategies

Archive for March, 2017

Our curious week at frank

Prita Piekara

By Prita Piekara
Director of External Engagement

Each year, hundreds of social change communicators, researchers, students, authors and experts descend on Gainesville to come together and learn for frank. And anyone who knows the Spitfire crew knows we aren’t ones to miss a party, particularly one focused on communicating for social good. The theme this year was… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Jen Thom

Get to know one of our newest directors, Jen Thom! How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? Right now I am working with a few different clients on training and strategic planning to set them up for big wins in the coming year. Our team is working… (read more)

“This has been a tremendous eye opener. It shows us how to pull the aspects of communications skills, from the message, to the audience. It forced us to identify our strengths and our weaknesses in an effort to become more strategic in how we prepare our messages and communicate them.”

- Training Participant

Challenge stereotypes…and other lessons from the immigration fight

By Lauryn Fanguen, Frank Karel Fellow Lauryn Fanguen is one of eight scholars chosen for this year’s Frank Karel Fellowship, which encourages first-generation and minority students to consider professional opportunities in the field of public interest communications. Read more about Lauryn here. The Trump administration’s rhetoric and policies around immigration, including the… (read more)

Shaping the Next Generation of Social Impact Communicators

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  When people ask Lauryn Fanguen what she did with her summer vacation, she’s going to have a lot to talk about. Lauryn is one of eight scholars chosen for this year’s Frank Karel Fellowship, which encourages first-generation and minority students to consider professional opportunities in the field of public… (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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